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Saturday, October 24, 2020

Celebrating Saints: St. Faustina (Feast day: Oct. 5)

FEAST DAY: October 5 PATRICIA MATHSON St. Faustina shared a message about God’s love and mercy for all people. After her death, devotion to...

St. Francis of Assisi, October 4 (a lesson + free activity)

Celebrate God’s creation! Connie Clark Have you ever seen dogs and cats at church? At this time of year, you might — along with hamsters, tortoises,...

Saints & Sacraments: Pio of Pietrelcina

BARBARA YOFFIE A patron saint for Penance and Reconciliation Pio of Pietrelcina, better known as Padre Pio, was a popular Franciscan priest and beloved confessor. His...

Celebrating Saints: John Chrysostom

FEAST DAY: September 13 PATRICIA MATHSON John lived in Greece a long time ago. His father died when John was young, so he lived with...

Meet the Gaze of Jesus

An unlikely apostle SUSIE LLOYD Picture this. Five rich men are seated in a dark room around a table. We can see all of...

Saints & Sacraments: St. Maximilian Kolbe, a patron for the Sacrament of Anointing of...

BARBARA YOFFIE Maximilian Kolbe was a Franciscan priest and missionary. His great love for the Blessed Virgin Mary inspired his work and spirituality. During...

Updates on Future Saint Canonizations and Beatifications including Fr. Michael McGivney from the U.S.

Vatican News reported this past spring, the causes for the three saints were moved toward canonization by Pope Francis and the Congregation for the...

Saints & Sacraments: John Vianney, a patron for Holy Orders

BARBARA YOFFIE The humble and holy St. John Vianney is one of the most beloved priests in the history of the Catholic Church. He...

Saints & Sacraments: Sts. Louis and Zelie Martin, patrons for Matrimony

BARBARA YOFFIE Louis and Zelie Martin are the first married couple to be canonized together. Their marriage was a true love story. They loved God,...

Saints & Sacraments: John the Baptist, a patron for Baptism

BARBARA YOFFIE Exemplifying the sacrament of Baptism is the great preacher and prophet John the Baptist, an obvious choice. Through his preaching and teaching,...