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Celebrate John the Baptist’s Birthday

On June 24, the Church celebrates the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist. His birth is one of only three that are celebrated in our Church calendar. The other births […]read more

Ordinary, But Not “Ordinary”

Ordinary Time is the period in the Church Year during which Catholics immerse themselves in the mission and ministry of Jesus Christ. It falls in two parts on the liturgical […]read more

Spring and Summer Saints and Feasts

There’s lots to celebrate in spring and summer! Use these activities in class or send them home for the children to complete over the summer break. The signs of spring […]read more

We Honor Mary in May

May is traditionally a month for honoring the Blessed Virgin Mary. This year, nearly the entire month of May is also in the Easter season (Pentecost, the final Sunday of […]read more

Inspired by the Saints

In times of challenge, looking to saintly models of faithfulness can inspire us. Every saint in Heaven faced life’s challenges with faith. During their earthly lives, they placed their trust […]read more

Hail Mary, Full of Grace!

On March 25, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord. On this day, we remember the Good News announced by the archangel Gabriel to our Blessed Mother […]read more

Honoring Saint Valentine

Saint Valentine is not officially honored on the Church’s liturgical calendar. Still, this third-century saint is well-celebrated every February 14. Saint Valentine’s Day is rooted in an act of disobedience. […]read more

Raising Awareness of Human Trafficking

The Church celebrates the life of Saint Josephine Bakhita / Santa Josefina Bakhita on February 8. Saint Josephine was kidnapped as a child and sold into slavery in Sudan and […]read more

Celebrate Catholic Schools

Catholic school students, faculty, staff, and families will be observing Celebrate Catholic Schools Week from January 29 to February 4. The theme this year is Catholic Schools: Faith. Excellence. Service. […]read more

May God Bless Pope Benedict XVI

We thank God for Pope Benedict XVI’s seventy-seven years of priesthood, including his decades as a bishop and cardinal, and finally, his reign as Pope from 2005 to 2013. We […]read more

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