The Catholic Ministries Drive launches today [March 7] throughout the Diocese. The annual Catholic Ministries Drive supports 14 ministries through which people are accompanied in their journey. There are so many gifted and generous laypersons in our diocese who share their time and talent to support our Catholic ministries. Without their help and your help, we could not fulfill our mission. This year, more so than others, our world, our nation, our communities, our parishes, and our families need tangible expressions of hope. Please click on the above title link to read more.
We entrust to the care of Christ the Divine Physician, those members of our Parish Family in need of Healing in Body, Mind, or Spirit especially Clara F., Donna D., Jacob M., Alvin S., Dick A., Derek M., Gerard M., Bernie R., Leona H., Angel S., Kara V., and Rose M. May they embrace their trials in union with the Crucified Christ for the salvation of souls, and the remission of sins. --Parish Bulletin, March, 7, 2021
"Faith and Frescoes: Celebrating Holy Women through Art" +++++ "The Umbrian town of Terni, Italy, suffered extensive damage from World War II bombing. It paid the price for being a center of armament production. Through the decades, much of the town has been restored... Despite all the restoration efforts in Terni, one large church stood alone in need of major renovation. The Church of the Immaculate Conception peered out lifelessly across a meadow. In 2017, Don Giovanni, then pastor in the Diocese of Terni, saw potential in the church. Its very name indicated life: Immaculate Conception, life from a woman. ----- Gathering parishioners, townspeople, Italian theologian Lilia Sebastiani, and other imaginative individuals, Don Giovanni experienced the birth of a plan. This church would bear witness to women whose faithfulness—as recorded in the Torah, the Bible, and the Quran—has endured through millennia. The women selected for the project have inspired, nurtured, and often suffered for their faith. What unites them is their faith in God, the Holy One, revered and worshipped in the Abrahamic religions..." [Please click the above title link to read more of the "St. Anthony Messenger" article.
Please pray for the repose of the souls of Greta S. and Fr. Andrew, O.S.B. May flights of angels wing them to Paradise, and may their souls and the souls of all the Faithful departed, through the Mercy of God, Rest in Peace...Amen --Parish Bulletin, March 7, 2021
...Faithful believers pray the ancient Nine Day Novena Prayer to Saint Joseph during the Church Year all throughout the world. It is extremely powerful to begin the Nine Days leading up to March 19, the Feast of Saint Joseph. This year the 9 days would begin on Wednesday, March 10 and conclude on the Eve of the Feast Day... Click on the above title link to read more.
"Korean War hero priest’s remains identified, Pentagon says: Emil J. Kapaun received the Medal of Honor posthumously for bravery and compassion." "The remains of Emil J. Kapaun, the Catholic priest and Korean War POW who was given the Medal of Honor posthumously in 2013, have been identified, the Pentagon said Friday... Emil Kapaun, who is also a candidate for sainthood in the Roman Catholic Church, was beloved for ministering to American soldiers during the war’s fierce fighting, rescuing them under fire and caring for them when they became prisoners of war..." --- Click on the above title link to read more of "The Washington Post" article by Michael E. Ruane.
Please join us on Sun., March 7, from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. for a delicious breakfast buffet,servedin the lower level of the Parish Center by the “Men of the Parish.” Prices: Adults, $8 / Children (5-12), $4 / and Children (under 5), free. We thank you for your support! ---- FYI: Mark your calendars, there will be No Parish Breakfasts on Sun., April 4, (Easter Sunday) & Sun., July 4, (Independence Day). --Parish Bulletin, Feb. 28, 2021
We entrust to the care of Christ the Divine Physician, those members of our Parish Family in need of Healing in Body, Mind, or Spirit especially Clara F., Donna D., Jacob M., Alvin S., Dick A., Derek M., Gerard M., Bernie R., Leona H., Angel S., Kara V., and Rose M.. May they embrace their trials in union with the Crucified Christ for the salvation of souls, and the remission of sins.
The first way to get to know Saint Joseph is through reading and praying with the Gospels of Jesus Christ according to Saint Matthew and Saint Luke. We learn the history of Saint Joseph in an indirect way through the story of the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth. The actions and facts of Saint Joseph’s life are revealed through his relationships and roles as the foster father of Jesus and the spouse of Mary... --Click on the above title link to read more.
On December 8, 2020, the 150th Anniversary of the proclamation of Saint Joseph as Patron Saint of the Universal Church, Pope Francis issued the Apostolic Letter "Patris Corde" ("With a Father’s Heart") as an extended reflection of the holy foster father of Jesus and spouse of Mary. He shared, “Saint Joseph devoted himself as a father in varied ways: beloved, tender and loving, obedient, accepting, creatively courageous, working, and “in the shadows...” Click on the above title link to read more.