Eucharistic Adoration – What is it? What do I do?

“The time you spend with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is the best time you will spend on earth. Each moment that you spend with Jesus will deepen your union with Him and make your soul everlastingly more glorious and beautiful in Heaven, and will help bring about everlasting peace on earth.” Saint Teresa of […]

Remember the Golden Rule

Jesus’ Sermon on the Plain continues today as he teaches his disciples to love their enemies and bless those who curse them. His wisdom turns the way the disciples are used to relating to people upside down. In conveying his wisdom, Jesus attempts to distinguish what is required of his followers from the way sinners […]

Bulletin for 2-24-2019

INSIDE: Jesus’ disciples are to extend mercy in the same manner in which the Father does. We remember The Golden Rule: “Do unto others as you would have them do to you.” ‐ Fr. Vince (pg. 3)

Ash Wednesday Liturgies

Lent is a time for us to voluntarily choose to do penance and mortification as an expression of gratitude to God for what Christ did for us through His Own Suffering and Death. It is an attempt to respond to the love that He so willingly gave to us. Ashes will be distributed at all of the following: 6:30 […]

Calling Young Families and Couples!

Sunday, February 24, 2019,  2 ‐ 4 PM St. Francis Hall Our Parish wants to know how to better serve you!  Please join us for an informational and ‘brainstorming” session to discuss how we can better minister to young families and couples,  with or without children, in our Parish. It will be a chance to meet people, help your […]

Level Ground With the People

Today’s Gospel is taken from the first portion of Luke’s Sermon on the Plain in chapter 6. This is similar teaching to St. Matthew’s Sermon on the Mount. One difference is the geography: Matthew sets the sermon on a mountain to portray that Jesus is the new Moses; Luke sets the sermon on the plain—the […]

Bulletin for 2-17-2019

INSIDE: “Luke’s Gospel…addresses a topic about which Luke is passionate: God’s care for the poor and the marginalized. How are you poor? How are you rich? How might you give from your wealth?” -Fr. Vince (pg. 3)

A Celebration of Love

Of course, Saint Valentine of Rome was Italian. Born in Terni, Italy in the 226 year after the death of Christ, Valentine was Roman. As a priest and bishop in the Roman Empire of the third century, he loved the people of God, ministering to Christians who were trying to live their faith in a […]

Don’t Second Guess the Urge to Share

“Even the smallest act of sharing can make a difference. I remembered that one summer day when slicing a cold watermelon. From my kitchen window I could see the thermometer’s reading of nearly 90 degrees by 9 a.m. I heard the usual Friday morning roar as the lawn crew arrived with their mowers, blowers and […]

Generosity & Gala

Each year we are invited to participate in our Annual Catholic Appeal, which is an opportunity for all of us to support essential ministries and services which benefit many in our Local Church. The theme of this year’s appeal, Responding to God’s Grace, calls to mind what we experience in giving as well as what […]