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St. Jude Chapel Dinner – October 11, 2014

In anticipation of St. Jude’s Feast Day, please join us: Saturday, October 11th at 6:30 pm at Maggiano’s at NorthPark Mall.
Let’s celebrate St. Jude, enjoy fellowship, and relax with each other. The price per person is $30.00.
We look forward to seeing you there!

Feast of the Exultation of The Holy Cross – September 14, 2014

1st Reading: Numbers 21:4B-9
With their patience worn out by the journey,
the people complained against God and Moses,
“Why have you brought us up from Egypt to die in this desert,
where there is no food or water?
We are disgusted with this wretched food!”
In punishment the LORD sent …

Saints Who Were Model Confessors: St. Leopold Mandic

St. Leopold Mandic, Capuchin Confessor and Spiritual Director
The last of twelve children, Leopold Mandic was born in Dalmatia on May 12, 1866. When he was sixteen, he traveled to Udine, Italy, where he entered the Seraphic school run by the Capuchin fathers. Two years later …

Saints Who Were Model Confessors: St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina

St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, Capuchin Mystic, Confessor, and Spiritual Director
Padre Pio is usually associated with San Giovanni Rotondo, the small town in the Gargano Mountains in southern Italy. As a Capuchin friar with the stigmata, St. Pio lived …

Saints Who Were Model Confessors: St. John Vianney

St. John Vianney, Parish Priest
Who was this country pastor who became a shining light in the midst of a French Church plunged into darkness by the reign of terror and revolution? He was born near Lyons, France, in 1786.
When he was five years old, the…

Why Should I Confess My Sins to a Priest?

In a modern American mindset, a great deal of emphasis has been placed on privacy. As such, the idea of confessing one’s sins to another person can seem odd or even unnecessary. Often, the most common argument against this idea is that Almighty God knows …

Second Collection – September 6 & 7, 2014 for The Catholic University of America

This weekend’s second collection is for the The Catholic University of America.
Their mission: As the national university of the Catholic Church in the United States, founded and sponsored by the bishops of the country with the approval of the Holy See, The Catholic University of …

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – September 7, 2014

1st Reading: Ezekiel 33:7-9
Thus says the LORD:
You, son of man, I have appointed watchman for the house of Israel;
when you hear me say anything, you shall warn them for me.
If I tell the wicked, “O wicked one, you shall surely die, ”
and you do not …

Confession of Venial Sin as a Means of Ongoing Conversion of Life

Children are often asked about what they want to be when they grow up. The answers that flow from their fertile imaginations cover a whole gamut of professions that range from superhero to astronaut, from fireman to president of the United States.
As t…

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time – August 31, 2014

1st Reading: Jeremiah 20:7-9 You duped me, O LORD, and I let myself be duped; you were too strong for me, and you triumphed. All the day I am an object of laughter; everyone mocks me. Whenever I speak, I must cry out, violence …

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