"In all things give thanks"
Thanksgiving Day Mass, November 27: 10:00 AM
Please bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to our Food Pantry
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|Thanksgiving Day Mass||Nov 27: 10:00am|
|Line Dancing||Nov 30: Faith and Life Center. 6:00 Beginners, 7:00 Upper level.|
|Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament||Dec 4: 8:30 AM-7:00 PM|
|Adore Him||Dec 4: 7:00 PM|
|Return Cards for Convalescent Centers||Dec 6/7|
|Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception||Dec 8: Mass Times 7:00 AM, Noon, 7:00 PM|
|Return Christmas Gifts||Dec 13/14|
|Junior Catholic Daughters:||Dec 14: 12:30 Faith and Life Center|
|Christmas Gift Wrapping||Dec 15: 9:00 AM Fellowship Hall|
|Parish Reconciliation||Dec 16: 7:00 PM|
|Teen Christmas Caroling||
Dec 19: 6:00 PM
|CHRISTMAS MASSES:||Dec 24: 5:00PM/9:00 PM/Midnight
Dec 25: 10:00 AM
Lord, we thank you
for the goodness of our people
and for the spirit of justice
that fills this nation.
We thank you for the beauty and fullness of the
land and the challenge of the cities.
We thank you for our work and our rest,
for one another, and for our homes.
We thank you, Lord:
accept our thanksgiving on this day.
We pray and give thanks through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Grateful thanks to all who donated to the Columbarium Maintenance Fund Collection. Generally thought of as a "no maintenance" area, in reality, our Columbarium is a "LOW maintenance" area. One maintenance project will be the granite surfaces as well as walk ways will require a yearly application of a protective medium. Your donations will be applied to the fund to maintain the beauty of the area.
Below is a beautiful letter from St. Stephen, our sister parish in Croatia, on the occasion of the Feast of St. Jerome.
Dear priest, parish associates and brothers and sisters in Christ!
On behalf of the parish of St. Stephen I, pope and martyr whose feast
our parish just Today officially celebrated in the solemn Eucharistic
celebration I congratulate you the feast of your patron, Saint.
Jerome - Presbyter. Through the intercession of your holy patron, who
is remembered for the overwhelming love and devotion to Scripture, we
refer to the Lord, prayer for you, that in your hearts within burn
same love for His Word, that getting to know the Word of God, you
intimately learn to know Christ, who is the Way, the Truth and Our
life. to give you the feeling that you are participants in the life of
Christ and fellow heirs in His eternal glory. With God's abundant
your sister parish pastor
don Mili Plenkovic,
Another way to strengthen our knowledge on the Catholic faith is reading the conversion stories of people from other faiths; Christian or otherwise. What are the rich elements of our faith that compelled others join the Catholic Church? These conversion stories highlight some of the basic elements that we should all be familiar. Here are just a few: 1) the early Christians and church fathers followed the Apostolic teachings and traditions for hundreds of years before the Bible became canonized and even longer before it was widely available in print, 2) the church is the pillar and foundation of truth (1 Timothy 3:15), faith without works is dead (James 2:17), 3) we will be judged by our works (Roman 2, Matthew 15 & 16, Revelations 20 & 22, and more) and 4) approaching the altar for Communion is our acceptance of Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior (John 6:51). These are just a few examples of our Catholic beliefs. A great source of conversion stories can be found at on The Journey Home on EWTN TV or radio or the Coming Home Network at chnetwork.org.