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National Marriage Week

Posted by Verenice Ramirez on 2/09/22

Prayer for Married Couples

Almighty and eternal God.

You blessed the union of married couples so that they might reflect the union of Christ with his Church: look with kindness on them.

Renew their marriage covenant, increase you love in them, and strengthen their bond of peace so that, ... Read More »

Lords Prayer

Posted by Verenice Ramirez on 2/09/22

Lord’s Prayer

Question: Why don’t Catholics add the “For yours is the Kingdom ...” prayer at the end of the Our Father like Protestants do? Where did it come from?

Answer: The conclusion of the Lord’s Prayer that you refer to is called a doxology, which is a prayer ... Read More »

Financial Assistance for Catholic Education

Posted by Verenice Ramirez on 1/05/22

Are you looking for Catholic school options for your child but need financial assistance? Our schools accept the Family Empowerment Scholarship for Students with Unique Abilities through “Step Up For Students.” Find out if your child qualifies at www.SUFS.org/Catholic.

Scholarships for Children with Special Needs

Posted by Verenice Ramirez on 1/05/22

Do you have a child with unique abilities? Schools in our Diocese accept the Family Empowerment Scholarship for Students with Unique Abilities through “Step Up For Students.”  Learn more at www.SUFS.org/Catholic.

Scholarships are Available to Attend Catholic Schools

Posted by Verenice Ramirez on 1/05/22

Your child could attend a Catholic school with the help of a K-12 “Step Up For Students” Scholarship. Receive an average of $7,000 a year, per child for tuition and fees. Now more families are eligible. For example, a family of four with an income of nearly $100,000 annually ... Read More »

Special Collection December 11-12

Posted by Verenice Ramirez on 12/08/21

 

Every dollar makes a difference in covering our expenses,” says a Trappist abbot. Hundreds of US religious communities struggle to provide for aging members because most senior Catholic sisters, brothers, and religious order priests served for little pay. Your gift to the Retirement Fund for Religious helps ... Read More »

Why  do priests wear a  Roman collar?

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 3/13/21

 The practice of priests wearing the Roman collar developed in the mid-nineteenth century as an alternative to wearing the cassock which in some places was seen as impractical or which was even outlawed by anti-Catholic legislation. Since its introduction, it has taken different forms, and if you visit different ... Read More »

Ash Wednesday What’s with that dirt on your head?

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 2/13/21

What’s with that dirt on your head?  Who hasn’t gotten that question on Ash Wednesday before? Do you feel silly when people ask you about your ashes? And is it hard to answer their questions? Having ashes on your forehead isn’t just some weird Catholic thing: it’s a tradition ... Read More »

Do we really need to be face-to-face to confess our sins?

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 2/13/21

Question: In today’s digital world, do we really need to be face-to-face with a priest to confess our sins? Would Facetime or Zoom ever be allowed? Answer: The question of whether or not Catholics can celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation virtually (via social media, by phone, or in some other ... Read More »

Is it ever Ok to leave Mass before it ends?

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 2/06/21

Question:Is it ever Ok to leave Mass before it ends?Answer:

This is an interesting question because beneath the surface there seems to be an assumption that if it’s okay, then why do we have to stay after we receive communion? The short answer is “no,” but we definitely want ... Read More »