We had a wonderful turnout for the first night of our 40 Hours Celebration! Please consider joining us again this evening at 7pm.
After decades of glum trends—fewer priests, fewer parishes—the Catholic Church in the United States has a new statistic to cheer: More men are now enrolled in graduate-level seminaries, the main pipeline to the priesthood, than in nearly two decades.
This year’s tally of 3,694 graduate theology students represents a 16 percent increase since 1995 and a 10 percent jump since 2005, according to Georgetown University’s Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA).
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In an interview Mark Wahlberg speaks about his faith, family, hard work and what he prays for..
From the foreword by Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl:
In "Forgiveness: A Catholic Approach," Father R. Scott Hurd writes of the spiritual, psychological, physical, and social benefits of learning how to forgive and find peace.
Drawing from his pastoral experience, in twenty-four short chapters, Father Hurd examines how human weakness affects such things as our ability to forgive and reconcile, our capacity to trust, and how we cope when a plea for forgiveness is rejected by a person we have wronged.
We learn that through these very experiences, we find in Jesus Christ and the sacraments a way to move forward toward healing.
"To pray is to talk to God, but about what? About Him, about yourself; joys, sorrows, successes, and failures, noble ambitions, daily worries, weaknesses! And acts of thanksgiving and petitions: and Love and reparation. In a word: to get to know Him and to get to know yourself: to get acquainted."
On Saturday, September 21st we celebrated the annual Parish Picnic and Father Chuk's 70th Birthday! You can see photos from the event here.
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