Andrew with his second grade CCD teacher after the First Confession ceremony.
On Saturday, Andrew and his CCD classmates made their first Sacrament of Reconciliation in preparation for his First Holy Communion in April. Our Pastor, Sister Elizabeth and the second grade teachers did a nice job putting together a little ceremony. First
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For many non-Catholics (and many NEW Catholics) Ash Wednesday can seem a little strange. Why would anyone want to walk around with ashes on their head all day? And many cradle Catholics have been going to mass and getting ashes every year without understanding why.
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Everyone is getting and giving candy and flowers and planning delicious meals because to day is SAINT Valentine’s day. That’s right. Most people have taken off the “saint” part, but today is the feast of a priest who was martyred for his faith. Actually, it is believed that
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“Now Saul, still breathing murderous threats against the disciples of the Lord,a went to the high priest and asked him for letters to the synagogues in Damascus, that, if he should find any men or women who belonged to the Way, he might bring them back to Jerusalem in chains. On his journey, as he
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In order to help us grow in our faith, the Church encourages many different types of devotions and dedications. Our Mother Church also encourages us to use these devotions to delve deeper into our faith. One way She does this is by encouraging weekly and monthly devotions dedicated to a particular saint or article of
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You can check out week one, week two and week three if you missed them before and here is the final snippet from Anne’s Advent Meditations:
“At the announcement that she would give birth to “the Son of the Most High” without knowing
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If you missed them week one and two can be found here and here.
Here’s a snippet of this week’s Advent Meditation that you can find over at Living in the Two Hearts:
“In other words, Mary participated with the sufferings that would be her Son’s, joining
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In this week’s Advent Meditation, my friend Anne is expounding on the life and mission of Mary, the Blessed Mother. Here’s a snippet:
“What Mary does, who Mary is, how Mary is obedient and LOVES God is the model for us, the the REAL HUMAN EXAMPLE of how we
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