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  • Please join our parish family on Monday for a spiritual training. I don’t know one winner reaching up for gold medal without proper training, exercise and hard work including “painful” consultations with a coach. This is a great opportunity; after telling our best coach-Jesus, about our failings in confession, listening to His advice given in more info

  • Get ready for Pope Francis’ first trip to the United States. Most priests and many people are anxious to hear what he has to say about our country and the world as he addresses the United Nations General Assembly in New York City. Some people of the world think that he is too “liberal” in more info

  • Will God be happy if I give up something for Lent? Giving up something doesn’t make God happy, but it should make us a better person. Living in America we have a surplus of so much that fasting doesn’t hurt us too much. Maybe if we are a smoker or heavy drinker, it could be more info

  • WHY DO CATHOLICS WORSHIP SAINTS!? This was a question I heard on one of the talk shows on April 27 when Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II were declared canonized saints of the Catholic Church after leading good and worthy lives. As Catholics, we only worship God but we give honor to those more info

  • We all know that Thanksgiving Day is more than shopping. I just received a prayer that begins ” I am thankful for the teenager who is complaining about doing dishes, because that means that she is at home and not on the streets”.. and continues  “I am thankful for all the complaining I hear about more info

  • Have you ever worried about how the struggles you face in life will turn out?  Have you ever wondered if your efforts and sacrifices will make a difference in the world?  I think we all feel this way at some time (or even many times) in our lives. So, where can we turn for comfort more info

  • Early Christian tradition, from the late second century on, identifies the author of this gospel and the Acts of the Apostles as Luke, as a Syrian from Antioch. Luke was not part of the first generation of Christian disciples, but received his teachings from those who were eyewitnesses to the events of the gospel. Many more info

  • Deacon Gary Hoover provides background information to help us better understand this gospel: The Gospel of Matthew is the first of the three Synoptic Gospels of the New Testament – the others are Mark and Luke. According to theologians, the Gospels of Matthew and Luke were written after the Gospel of Mark. Matthew uses much more info

  • What will the New Pope accomplish for God and the Church? Time will tell of course. People and the media are already after him to do this or that. After learning something about the background of Pope Francis, former archbishop of Argentina, I thought of the old movie “Shoes of the Fisherman” when the new more info

  • Do we need to “Rediscover Catholicism?” On Oct. 27, 1,000 people are expected at St. Leo’s Church on Sweet Home Rd. in Amherst to hear a presentation from internally known Catholic author- Matt Kelly. Over 2 million of his books have been distributed in the English speaking world over the last few years including over more info