Middle School ~ Current 5th, 6th & 7th Graders
Last Week to Register for M. S. Confirmation!
This program is from Spring through Fall, beginning in March and ending in November. Registration is for students who will be in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades in the fall of 2014, are baptized Catholic and have received their First Eucharist. Registration is available online or in the Office of Catechesis through Friday, February 28. For more information, click here.
Tuesday evenings beginning February 25 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm in McCallin Hall I & II
In the early 16th century, Christianity suffered tragic divisions that remain to this day. After 1500 years of unity, what events gave birth to hundreds of denominations all separated from the Catholic Church? Join Father Doug Grandon as he provides insight in this seven-week series.
It’s been interesting for me as a convert to observe the dichotomy in the Catholic Church over “social justice vs. pro-life” parishioners. The serious issues facing our nation at this time in history are not easily ignored—and yet this palpable separation exists. My appeal is ridiculously simple: friends, let’s think this through and realize we’ve got to cement ourselves together against the disintegration of our society. We can boil the arguments down to two phrases: feed the poor and save babies from abortion. But I implore you—the answer is not one or the other.
The Christmas season is finally over. We have a tension between the spiritual significance of Christmas and the commercial frenzy. Each year the secular nature of the holiday seems to gain ground. The ancient Israelites had the same problem. They had been waiting for about two thousand years for the coming of the Messiah. Of course, we’ve been waiting for almost two thousand years for the return of Jesus. They were surrounded by pagan nations that seemed to be more successful than theirs. We’re surrounded by a secular culture that belittles Christianity as a failed religion.