Our Feelings and Reality

08-29-2021Eucharistic Adoration

Adoration can be compared to sun-bathing-we sit, receive, and are changed by simply being in God’spresence. But what if you are distracted and don’t feel like the Lord is doing anything for you? Thisexperience of prayer could be compared to spending an overcast day at the beach. It may not seem like youare getting any sun, but if you leave off your sun-screen, you will soon feel how wrong you have been.God’s ‘rays’, just like those of the sun, still ‘touch’ us, even if we cannot perceive them. Our feelings arenot always in conformity with reality. Even if we experience distraction and restlessness-God is still atwork.

Three Prayers to Help Reduce Distractions Before Mass

08-29-2021Liturgy CornerPhilip Kosloski

A little preparation can go a long way. Getting into the right mindset before Mass can often be very difficult. Distractions take our mind and soul to a million different places, and before we know it the priest is ready to distribute Holy Communion, and we’ve barely realized we’re in a church.

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6 Things You Have to Do to Stay Catholic in College

08-22-2021Liturgy CornerMatt D’Antuono

Know your faith, toughen up, make good friends — and love Jesus Christ with all your heart, soul, mind and strength As students return to college or go to college for the first time this fall, I would like to offer a few suggestions about how to stay Catholic in college. As it happens, I would suggest these same principles to anyone else as helpful practices for holding on to your faith.

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30 Healing Saints for Common Ailments

08-15-2021Liturgy CornerMary Thierfelder

When it comes to concerns for our health and the health of our loved ones, we should always turn to prayer. We pray for disease prevention, for physical healing, and for peace of soul while enduring physical suffering. Fortunately, there seems to be a special saint for just about every illness and health concern we can think of! The saints are great aids to us in our time of need and help guide us to greater love for Christ through our crosses and trials, especially when it comes to our health. Here is a list of both popular and not-so-well-known saints to invoke for common ailments:

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Parish Coat of Arms

08-12-2021Parish Life

As we prepare to celebrate the parish’s 175th Anniversary next year, we have found the Coat of Arms for our parish.

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We Welcome our new Sisters to the Parish

08-08-2021Liturgy Corner

Welcome Sister Maria Lan Nguyen

My name is Sister Maria Lan Nguyen and I was born in Vietnam. I have seven siblings, four boys and three girls. God has blessed our family with two in our family with vocations. One of my brothers (Father Michael) is a priest, and myself. I am the youngest in the family. My parents had very strong faith and they taught us “how to put faith as center of your life.” They nurtured our faith by taking us to church each day and by praying together at night before we go to bed.

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An encounter with the living God

08-01-2021Eucharistic Adoration

Adoration is an encounter with the living God, it is a moment when we allow Him to affirm thetruth that He made us and He desires that we exist. He desires that we might have life and have it abundantly”(John 10:10). The answer to every question which pours forth from the human heart is love. Wecome to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament to understand, to be healed, to be free. We come and we placeour needs before Him, for ourselves and for those whom we love. Yet at base, what we are truly seekingto ‘know’ is that we are loved by God. He affirms this by simply remaining with us, with calling us toHimself. Jesus’ love is deep, pure, and strong. He not only created you, He desires you. Jesus thirsts foryou. May we come to Adoration to express our deep love and thirst for Him.