"They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything - all she had to live on." (Mark 12:42)
To give from our livelihood is not only an act of generosity, it is also an act of trust in God. We can only give from our need if we trust that God will provide for us. Jesus himself demonstrates the ultimate act of generosity and trust in God as he gives his life for us on the cross.
Congratulations Fr. Jim!
Last weekend we celebrated Fr. Jim's retirement with dinner on Saturday and farewell Mass of Thanksgiving at the 10:30am Mass on Sunday. We thank you for the many ways you have touched our lives and we wish you all of God's blessings in this new phase of your priesthood.
State of the (Catholic Marriage) Union
With the most recent phase of the Synod on the Family completed we are faced with the ongoing task of fostering Catholic families. Since the beginning of time the family has been the most basic part of society because every single human being is born into a family. The Catechism says that “the Family is the original cell of social life” which means that each individual family makes up society as a whole (CCC 2207). Family is necessary and important for any culture to exist. Saint Pope John Paul II said, “As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live” (Familiaris Consortio). If the relationships between parents and children are not strong then the family will not be strong, and if our families are not strong then our society will not be strong. One important aspect of a Catholic family is the Sacrament of Matrimony. In today's culture sometimes the question is asked, "Why is it so important to have a Catholic wedding in a church?" Perhaps this is a question that your son or daughter has asked you and your not quite sure how to appropriately respond. Check out the video below which attempts to address this common question.
Why is it so important to have a Catholic wedding in a church?
Click the video to find out!
Faith on Film
Friday, November 13 at 7:00pm in the Hall
"The Blood and The Rose" is a documentary about the visitation of Our Lady of Guadalupe. This is an awesome encore presentation. This was the first film that was shown in the Faith on Film series.
Wednesday, November 11
9:00am Mass in the Church
Parish Center is Open
Parish Consecration Day
December 12 & 13, 2015
only 33 days until this special day
Mary, mother of God, pray for us!