The story of the risen Jesus meeting Mary Magdalene, Thomas, Peter, and the others. Plus St. John Francis Regis, Bl. Diana d'Andalo, and the super saintly family of St. Basil the Great.
How to take ourselves off the pedestal in our souls.
Every Christian woman is a princess, but some are also the daughters of earthly kings. These are some of my favorite female Saints:
St. Elizabeth of Hungary
Bl. Maria Troncatti
St. Josephine Bakhita
St. Hyacintha Mariscotti
St. Agatha Kim
Ven. Teresita Quevedo
Ven Margaret Sinclair
Bl. Catherine Jarrige
How a parish director of evangelization is working to make disciples.
From Genesis through the Resurrection, what the Cross tells us about our lives and God's love.
St Katharine Drexel, St Josephine Bakhita, St Peter Claver, St John Paul II, St Maximilian Kolbe, Bl Emilian Kovch, Ven Henriette Delille, Servant of God Augustus Tolton, Servant of God Bartolome de las Casas
Sts. Patrick, Columban, Longinus, Therese, and Bl. Peter Kibe (my best friend).
The central mission of our parish is evangelization- proclaiming the Kingdom of God and seeking it
before all else. We fulfill this mission by
celebrating Spirit-filled liturgies.
making intentional disciples.
forming intentional disciple-makers.
equipping the saints for ministry.
CELEBRATING SPIRIT-FILLED LITURGIES
1. Active Participation
a. Choirs; Song Leaders
b. Liturgical Catechesis
c. Liturgical ministries
2. Hospitality Corner
3. Faith and Prayer Corner
MAKING INTENTIONAL DISCIPLES
This includes formation for all sacraments and the provision of opportunities for initial and ongoing
conversion and sanctification.
1. Sacramental Preparation
2. ACTS Retreat Ministry
3. Discipleship Groups (Alpha, Bible Studies, RENEW Groups)
5. School of Prayer
a. Cloister Prayer Book
b. Parish Prayer Book
6. Gifts Discernment Ministry
7. Spiritual Direction Archdiocesan Ministry
FORMING INTENTIONAL DISCIPLE-MAKERS
This includes Evangelization 101, gifts discernment, equipping parishioners for ministry, and
sending them forth to minister.
1. Formation of Parents
2. Formation of Catechists
3. Forming Ministerial Leaders
EQUIPPING THE SAINTS FOR MINISTRY
1. Formation of Catechists
2. Formation of Liturgical Ministers
3. Ministries of Service
c. Pro Life Ministry
e. Prison Ministry
What Mary and Elizabeth teach us about how to love each other well--even when it's hard.
St. Faustina, St. Juan Diego, St. John Bosco, St. Raphael the Archangel, and St. Bernadette.
As Catholics, we don't get to get comfortable on one side of the political spectrum or another. We stand in the middle and cling to the Cross.
How looking to the Cross can save us from ourselves.