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The sacrament of the Eucharist

As we celebrated the First Communion of six children in our parish this past weekend, now is a good time to reflect on the meaning and history of the sacrament of the Eucharist, or Holy Communion. The word Eucharist comes from the Greek word, eucharistein, which means to give thanks or to be grateful. It...

Reflections on the ‘Our Father’

Jennifer Fulwiler (website), a catholic convert from atheism, compiled a series of reflections from different authors on the Our Father. Download (PDF,...

Stations of the Cross

For Roman Catholics throughout the world, the Stations of the Cross are synonymous with Lent, Holy Week and, especially, Good Friday. This devotion is also known as the “Way of the Cross”, the “Via Crucis”, and the “Via Dolorosa.” It commemorates 14 key events on day of...

Shrove Tuesday

Shrove Tuesday is the last day of what traditionally was called “Shrovetide,” the week preceding the beginning of Lent. The word itself, Shrovetide, is the English equivalent for “Carnival,” which is derived from the Latin words carnem levare, meaning “to take away the...

Healing through Jesus

Fr. Michael Coutts second talk will take place on¬†Saturday, Oct. 26th, 2013 7:00- 8:00 PM. ¬†It is entitled ‘Healing Through Jesus’.   Fr. Michael Coutts is a Jesuit of the English speaking Canada Province. Fr. Michael began his early Jesuit training in India. He was then posted to Guyana,...

Bruised Pilgrims

Fr. Coutts will be giving a talk entitled “Bruised Pilgrims”: Friday, Oct. 25 from 7-8 p.m. It will be at the Catholic church and all are welcome to attend! Fr. Michael Coutts is a Jesuit of the English speaking Canada Province. Fr. Michael began his early Jesuit training in India. He was then...

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