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We believe our lives are journeys in Faith; where sometimes the road is straight, but at times the road is twisting and bumpy. No matter where you are in your journey, we want to help you in your continued spiritual growth as a Catholic Christian, to this end, we offer you this website of our Parish.

We hope that you will find this webite helpful. It lists all of the ministries of our Parish. Whether you are seeking guidance, education, or fellowship, I am confident we have a ministry for you. If you are looking to get more involved in the Parish, I hope that the Lord's calling to you can be fulfilled by one of these ministries. Either way, we hope that at least you can see the ways that your Parish is living out Jesus' call to spread the Good News.

 

  • �Kiss the crucifix,' advises Pope, as he reflects on Christ's humiliation  -  View More
    Pope Francis devoted his Wednesday general audience to Christ's humiliation, beginning with his betrayal by Judas for 30 pieces of silver. In the Passion of Christ, we see "the divine ...

  • Brazilian prelate recounts conversation with Pope on ordination of married men  -  View More
    An Austrian-born missionary bishop in Brazil recounted a recent conversation with Pope Francis on the ordination of married men to the priesthood. The bishop met with the Pope on April ...

  • 4 candidates advance on path to sainthood  -  View More
    In an audience with Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, Pope Francis approved the publication of decrees on miracles attributed to the intercession ...

  • Myanmar: archbishop sees 'streaks of hope' after decades of dictatorship  -  View More
    In an Easter message to his people, Archbishop Charles Bo of Yangon, Myanmar speaks of the "excruciating pain" his country has suffered under military rule, and calls for national ...

  • Restructuring of Roman Curia next on agenda for Pope, Council of Cardinals  -  View More
    Having resolved questions about Vatican financial affairs, Pope Francis and his 8-member Council of Cardinals will now turn their attention to a restructuring of the Roman Curia, writes ...

  • Cardinal Parolin celebrates Mass for modern martyrs  -  View More
    Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican's Secretary of State, offered Mass at the Church of Santa Maria in Trastevere on April 15 for Christians who have recently died for their faith. "In ...

  • Dublin's archbishop condemns 'Maria Divine Mercy' messages  -  View More
    A self-proclaimed visionary who has attracted an internet following under the pseudonym "Maria Divine Mercy" has been firmly condemned by Archbishop Diamuid Martin of Dublin, ...

  • Indian court recognizes 'third gender,' calls for special treatment  -  View More
    India's top court has ordered the federal government to grant privileged status to transgendered people, recognizing them as a third gender, the Union of Catholic Asian News (UCAN) service ...

  • Cuba makes Good Friday a national holiday  -  View More
    Cuba has declared Good Friday a national holiday, to be observed every year. After years of official atheism, Cuba recognized Good Friday as a holiday in 2012, in response to a special ...

  • Denver archbishop protests pro-abortion legislation  -  View More
    Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver led hundreds of people in prayer at the state capitol to protest the Reproductive Health Freedom Act. The Colorado Catholic Conference stated that the ...

  • Archbishop Gomez renews call for immigration reform  -  View More
    Local Christian, Jewish, and Muslim leaders joined Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles at an interfaith gathering on behalf of immigration reform. "These are human souls, not ...

  • Accused killer at Kansas City Jewish centers could face hate-crime charges  -  View More
    The man who shot and killed three people at Jewish community centers in Kansas City is likely to face hate-crime charges because of his animus against Jews, although all three victims were ...

  • Chicago priest returns to ministry; archdiocese, county found abuse charges unfounded  -  View More
    A Chicago priest has been restored to active ministry after an investigation concluded that abuse charges against him had been unfounded. Father Michael O'Connell was suspended from ...

  • Oregon priest arrested following luring incident  -  View More
    A priest who has served in the Archdiocese of Portland since 1998 has been arrested on charges of attempting to lure a 14-year-old girl into his car in Vancouver, where he maintains a ...

  • Chaldean prelate, in Easter message, asks peaceful future for Iraq  -  View More
    Iraq's leading Catholic prelate has issued an Easter prayer for "an end to the suffering of our people." Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako urged the faithful to keep their ...

  • El Al will furnish plane for Pope's return after visit to Israel  -  View More
    El Al, the Israeli national airline, will furnish a plane for the return flight after Pope Francis visits the Holy Land in May. The El Al plane, which will take the Holy Father from Tel ...

  • President Obama reflects on meeting with Pope Francis  -  View More
    In remarks delivered at the annual White House Easter prayer breakfast, President Barack Obama reflected on his recent meeting with Pope Francis. After lamenting the murder of three ...

  • Venezuelan cardinal decries trend toward �Cubanization'  -  View More
    In a television appearance, Venezuela's leading prelate criticized socialism and denounced trends toward "Cubanization," the Fides news agency reported. Referring to officials f the ...

  • Vatican survey on family not intended for public release, says spokesman for English bishops  -  View More
    A survey on marriage and family, distributed by the Vatican in preparation for the October meeting of the Synod of Bishops, was not intended for public release, according to a spokesman ...

  • Vatican confirms plans to testify before UN committee on torture  -  View More
    The Vatican has acknowledged that it will make a report to the UN's committee monitoring implementation of the Convention against Torture. Father Federico Lombardi, the director of the ...

  • New Irish bill, mandating reporting of abuse, renews concerns about confessional seal  -  View More
    The Irish government has published the Children First Bill, which requires professionals--including members of the clergy--to report any concerns about child abuse to appropriate ...

  • Melkite patriarch welcomes Syrian government's victory in historic Christian town  -  View More
    The head of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church has welcomed the Syrian government's victory over rebel forces in the historic Christian town of Ma'loula. Rebel forces seized the town in ...

  • International survey finds wide variance in acceptance of contraception  -  View More
    People all around the world are generally consistent in condemning extra-marital affairs as immoral, a new Pew Research study finds. But attitudes on contraception vary widely. In the ...

  • Pope will visit Roman jail, distribute pocket-sized Gospels  -  View More
    Pope Francis will visit the Regina Caeli prison in Rome on April 16--the Wednesday of Holy Week--and distribute pocket-sized copies of the Gospels to inmates there. The Pope has ...

  • Child killed, dozens hurt as missile strikes Catholic school in Damascus  -  View More
    One child was killed and 61 people injured when a missile struck a Catholic school in Damascus, Syria, on April 15, the Fides news service reports. The missile hit the Armenian Catholic ...

  • South Sudan's Christian leaders appeal for peace  -  View More
    Warning of a humanitarian catastrophe, South Sudan's Catholic and Protestant leaders urged the parties in the nation's four-month-old conflict to stop fighting. "We called on the ...

  • Ecumenical Patriarch exhorts Ukrainians to unity  -  View More
    Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, who holds a primacy of honor in Eastern Orthodoxy, issued a Palm Sunday message to civil and Church leaders in Ukraine. "The Holy Mother and Great ...

  • New Scottish bishop lives in low-income housing area  -  View More
    A newly installed Scottish bishop has taken up residence in a parish house in a low-income housing area, rather than in the more opulent episcopal residence. "[Pope] Francis dreams, and ...

  • Nigerian prelate deplores �aimless' violence of Boko Haram  -  View More
    A Nigerian prelate has decried the increasingly destructive attacks committed by the Islamist terrorist organization Boko Haram. Boko Haram "continues to kill people like animals," ...

  • Irish columnist fears for safety after being called 'homophobic'  -  View More
    A leading Irish newspaper columnist has reported that he has trouble sleeping, has lost weight, fears for his safety, and may move out of Dublin because of harassment and threats he has ...



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