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Here, you will find inspirations, ideas and resources to deepen your relationship with God in every season... wherever you may be on your Faith Journey!
Bless your home and household on Epiphany
It is traditional to bless your home and household on the Feast of the Epiphany, perhaps because of the biblical reference to the three kings entering the home where the Holy Family was staying in order to worship the Christ child there. You can find an Epiphany blessing of the home in Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers (or at the USCCB website).
A more traditional form of the Epiphany blessing involves using blessed chalk to write the letters C, M, and B, plus the year, above the main entrance to the home (or above the door to each room in the house), like so: 20 + C + M + B + 18. The letters are the initials of the traditional names of the three magi: Caspar, Melchior, and Balthazar. They also represent the Latin words Christus mansionem benedicat, which means: “May Christ bless the house.” Of course, the + represents the cross.
Feasts for January
The feasts on the General Roman Calendar celebrated during the month of January are:
1. Mary, Mother of God,Solemnity
2. Basil the Great; Gregory Nazianzen
3. Most Holy Name of Jesus
4. Elizabeth Ann Seton (USA and CAN)
5. Epiphany of the Lord,Solemnity
6. Andre Bessette,
7. Raymond of Penafort,
12. Baptism of the Lord,Feast
13. Hilary; Kentigern (Scotland)
19. Second Sunday in Ordinary Time,Sunday
20. Fabian; Sebastian
22. Day of Prayer for Unborn
23. Vincent of Saragossa
24. Francis de Sales; Our Lady of Peace
25. Conversion of St. Paul the Apostle,Feast
26. Third Sunday in Ordinary Time,Sunday
27. Angela Merici
28. Thomas Aquinas
31. John Bosco
Articles for Parents
Crafts for Kids
As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace. Whoever preaches, let it be with the words of God; whoever serves, let it be with the strength that God supplies, so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong glory and dominion forever and ever."
- 1 Peter 4: 8-11
We each are given a gift. Let's use it...
Serve Him, Jesus, by serving your family
Serve Him by serving your friends, neighbors, and co-workers
Serve Him by serving your parish
Serve Him by serving your community
Serve Him by serving your country
- Advent 2019
10 Things that
Make for a Great
Although we may not be the perfect family every day, when we seek God, He puts us on the path to be live abundantly.
#1 Make Sunday Mass the Center of the Week
The glue that keeps us together is Sunday Mass. We know it is tough to kids to church on Sundays. But when we go to church, you show your children that your family life is centered in Jesus.
#2 Give Thanks
It's important to remember (and to remind our children) that everything comes from God. Celebrate your families gifts & talents, give thanks in times of struggle and in good times.
#3 Simply Give
Families are called by God to ensure those who have little, have a chance at a better life.
#4 Let your Light Shine
Ask how you can better serve our parish, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
#5 Fight Fair
Live by the 10 Commandments, even during a fight. Check tempers, be respectful and always remember that obstacles make us stronger.
#6 Make Mistakes
There is a fine line between making mistakes and believing you are a mistake. Every family needs a dose of patience and love for each other.
#7 Forgive Each Other (alot)
Parents: When you are wrong, admit it and seek forgiveness, even if it means delivering a sincere apology to your toddler. Genuine forgiveness wipes a clean slate and allows a family member to start again with one another.
#8 Remember Ritual
Pray before dinner and at bedtime. Make praying together a family tradition.
#9 Listen for Holy Moments
God talks to us today in the middle of our busy family lives. It is important to pause and notice the holy times when we share the presence of each other. Let grace break through the noise.
#10 Practice Lifelong Loving
We are called to model Christ in the way we love - in caring for each other. It isn't always easy, but trying to love as Jesus does is at the heart of becoming a great Catholic family.
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Novenas begin immediately after the 8:00 AM and 12:05 PM Masses
Mondays: Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal
Tuesdays: St. Anne & St. Joseph
Wednesdays: St. Jude & St. Anthony
Thursdays: St. Michael the Archangel
The 25th of each month: The Infant of Prague
Our regular Adoration schedule will be observed every Friday, through June! All are welcome to come to the church Friday afternoons and pray in front of the Blessed Sacrament. Exposition is held from immediately after the 12:05 Mass to 6:00PM. Benediction will be held at 6:00PM. We need prayer warriors to ask for the needs of our parish!
If you would like to commit to some time of adoration every Friday, please call the Rectory Office to communicate your availability. There is no limit to the number of people who can come and pray!
There is no limit to the graces that can be received through prayers!
Reminder: Our Church is open daily for private prayer!
All are welcome to stop in and Pray!