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But who do you say I am?

Posted by on Aug 23, 2014 in Blog, Featured, News | 0 comments

But who do you say I am?

Jesus commends Simon Peter for this profession of faith, indicating that this insight has come from God. Because of Simon Peter’s response, Jesus calls him the “rock” upon which Jesus will build the Church. Today’s Gospel reminds us that the Church is built on the foundation of faith in Jesus Christ. Peter announces the core of our faith, that Jesus is God’s only Son. The family, as the domestic church, has this same faith as its foundation. Do we recognize Jesus’ authority and fit him into our lives every day? God’s plan of authority includes reconciling us to...

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Kingdom of Heaven

Posted by on Aug 3, 2014 in Blog, Featured, News | 0 comments

Kingdom of Heaven

Many of us have been to a game, concert, or a place where thousands of people have gathered. We traveled by car, bus, or train. Along our route, we passed stores, fast food chains and restaurants. While there, we purchased almost any kind of food or drink from the stands or from the merchants walking through the aisles selling food and drinks. Provisions are abundant. You probably also know the feeling of preparing a dinner or party for a certain number and suddenly more friends or relatives arrive. How do you spread the food to feed all? Do you run to the store, check the freezer, or make a...

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Vacation Bible School

Posted by on Jul 15, 2014 in Blog, Featured, News | 0 comments

Vacation Bible School

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Summerfest 2014 Photos

Posted by on Jul 12, 2014 in Featured, News | 0 comments

Summerfest 2014 Photos

TO ALL PARISHIONERS: First and foremost I want to say THANK YOU to all the parishioners who showed up and supported us at our 41st annual SUMMERFEST. Your love for the parish is what made this picnic a success. Yes, we had a little bad weather on Saturday night and a bit of heat on Sunday but we made it through and still had a great time. These are the events that make us a family; so please continue to come and support us in the future. My thanks to all the volunteers who helped from set up through clean up, too many names to mention but we know who you are, and really appreciate it. For...

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What is a parable?

Posted by on Jul 12, 2014 in Blog, Featured, News | 0 comments

What is a parable?

It is a short simple story intended to illustrate a moral or religious lesson often using metaphors or images. Pope Benedict XVI, in his Angelus message (July 10, 2011), commented on Jesus’ parables. He said that for Jesus, the parable was “autobiographical” because “it reflects the experience of Jesus himself and of his preaching” as “different effects are achieved depending on the kind of reception given to the proclamation.” Jesus makes a distinction between the general crowd and the apostles. “To those who have already decided for him, he can speak openly of the Kingdom of God” while to...

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Prayer of Transition

Posted by on Jun 17, 2014 in Blog, Featured, News | 0 comments

Prayer of Transition

This prayer of transition was written by the members of the Archdiocesan Pastoral Council.  As Cardinal George prepares for his transition and the official process to replace him has begun, we encourage everyone to pray for a smooth transition.   PRAYER OF TRANSITION God most merciful and wise, Bless Cardinal Francis George as he prepares to conclude his ministry among us as our bishop.  Give him strength and wisdom to continue to serve your people in new ways. Guide and direct our Holy Father, Pope Francis, with the grace of the Holy Spirit to discern your will and to appoint a bishop...

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