We Need Your Input! Adult Faith Formation and Enrichment Survey

Your input is needed! To help us plan updated, relevant adult faith studies, classes, programs, and enrichment, we are asking you to complete a short survey of your experiences and participation with adult faith programs. The survey will only take a few minutes of your time.  It’s anonymous and the results will help us bring programs of interest here.  Please complete by Monday, May 24.

Archbishop Hartmayer ends Dispensation

Archbishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv., shares the following letter to Catholics in the Archdiocese regarding the expiration of the dispensation of obligation to attend Mass

Pope Calls for Global Prayer Marathon in May to End Pandemic

Pope Francis has called for a global prayer marathon for the entire month of May, praying for the end to the pandemic.

“The initiative will involve in a special way all shrines in the world” in promoting the initiative so that individuals, families, and communities all take part in reciting the rosary, “to pray for the end of the pandemic,” said the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization in a press release April 21.

“It is the heartfelt desire of the Holy Father that the month of May be dedicated to a prayer marathon dedicated to the theme, ‘from the entire church an unceasing prayer rises to God,’” it said.

The theme refers to the miraculous event recounted in the Acts of the Apostles (12:1-12) when all the church prayed for Peter, who was imprisoned until God sent an angel to free him, illustrating how the Christian community comes together to pray in the face of danger and how the Lord listens and performs an unexpected miracle.

Each day in May, there will be a livestream from one of 30 chosen Marian shrines or sanctuaries to guide the prayer at 6:00 pm Rome time (noon EDT) on all Vatican media platforms. The pope will open the monthlong prayer May 1 and conclude it May 31.  Access the Vatican YouTube Channel here.

Join other parishioners via Zoom on Monday, May 17, 24 and 31 at 7:00 pm as we pray a virtual Rosary for the end to the pandemic.  Access the Zoom link here. 

Register Now for Confirmation

Do you have a rising 9th grader or 10th grader? Registration for Confirmation preparation is now open for students in both grades. The fee for 10th grade is $150/student and includes the Life Teen registration fee. Those teens entering 9th grade only need to pay the $95 registration fee for Life Teen.  Parent meetings will take place in May and cover program requirements and schedules.

Virtual 5K Walk/Run for Mustard Seed Communities – Saturday, June 12

Our parish is sponsoring a Virtual 5K Walk/Run called Race for the Residents. While our walk/run will be held on Saturday, June 12, each participant will walk/run individually or with their own small group. We invite you to join our team to walk or run for the residents of Mustard Seed Communities. The funds raised will help provide much needed supplies as we are unable to send a mission team there at this time because of the global pandemic.

Livestreamed Novena of Thursday Holy Hours for Corpus Christi

As a way to prepare prayerfully for Corpus Christi and for this journey of continued Eucharistic renewal in our Archdiocese, the chancery will be holding a livestreamedNovena of Thursday Holy Hours” starting on Easter Thursday (April 8) at 11:00  am through  June 3, the observance of Corpus Christi. Please see the attached list of prayer intentions suggested for each holy hour here.