SAINTS

APRIL 19: ST. GIANNA BERETTA

(1922-1962) Gianna Beretta was born in Magenta near Milano, Italy, the 10th of Alberto and Maria Beretta’s 13 children. An active member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society and a leader in the Catholic Action movement, Gianna also enjoyed skiing and mountain climbing. She earned degrees in medicine and surgery from the University of […]

SAINTS

APRIL 18: ST. APOLLONIUS THE APOLOGIST

(Died 185 AD) Apollonius was well versed in philosophy and an illustrious man of his time. It is believed he was a Roman senator. He was denounced as a Christian to the Pretorian Prefect Perennius. Summoned to defend himself, he read to the senate. St. Jerome recorded that Apollonius gave “a remarkable volume” in which, […]

LITURGY IN FOCUS

CALL TO WORSHIP & CENTERING PRAYERS

Call to worship When Jesus appears to the Apostles after his death, they are afraid. They had not understood what resurrection meant. Jesus made it clear to them and to us that he is fully alive and active in our lives, especially at the moments we can teach, heal and forgive. To the point: How […]

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THE WORD OF GOD THIS WEEK

Third Sunday of Easter Reflection: Through Confusion to Faith By Sister Mary McGlone The most important detail in Luke’s accounts of the disciples meeting the risen Jesus may be the fact that he slowly opened their minds to understand what they had previously been unwilling or unable to grasp. Their facile and self-interested ideas about […]

LITURGY IN FOCUS

PREPARING FOR NEXT WEEK

Fourth Sunday of Easter / Good Shepherd Sunday Reflection: Because I Am and You Are Mine By Sister Mary McGlone When we were children, one single proclamation was all that was needed to bring a definitive end to any debate about what should be done or to answer any child’s whining question, “Why?” That statement […]

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APRIL 17: ST. ROBERT, ABBOT OF MOLESME

(1018-1110) Robert was born in Champagne, to Theodoric and Ermegarde, virtuous nobles who brought him up in learning and piety. At the age of 15, he became a Benedictine monk in the abbey of Montier-la-celle, where he made rapid progress and, though he was the youngest in that house, he was chosen prior, and sometime […]

FEATURED

We’re looking for volunteers to join our funeral service teams

Over the past several months, many of our parishioners have volunteered to help at our funeral services. We have formed a quartet of musicians, have several lectors who read when families are small or too burdened to find readers, have Eucharistic ministers at every funeral, and people who serve as greeters and registrants. Together, we […]

PARISH NEWS

Food Drive-Thru planned for April 24 and 25

Our parish will conduct its second Food Drive-Thru the weekend of April 24 and 25. On Saturday, April 24, the drive-thru will be offered from 4 to 7 p.m., or until food runs out. Food items will be sausage and peppers (sweet, hot, mixed), mushroom stew and pasta fagioli. The cost is $5 each. Also, […]