FROM THE LIFE OF OUR PARISH

April 07, 2015

EASTER IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

"Easter is the greatest feast in the Christian calendar. On this Sunday, Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. For Catholics, Easter Sunday comes at the end of 40 days of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving known as Lent. Through… Read more
March 27, 2015

Living Stations of the Cross Friday, March 27, 20014

St. Bernard School will present the "Living Stations of the Cross" on Friday evening, March 27, at 7pm. Read more
March 16, 2015

"DON’T JUMP” CAMPAIGN CHALLENGES PHYSICIAN‐ASSISTED SUICIDE.

"DON’T JUMP” CAMPAIGN CHALLENGES PHYSICIAN‐ASSISTED SUICIDE. Message aims to educate and convince legislators and residents to halt the proposed law legalizing physician‐assisted suicide in Connecticut. HARTFORD, Conn. (February 20, 2015) – “Don’t Jump” is… Read more
Mar 14, 2015 49

St. Vincent de Paul Society Meeting March 16, 2015

St. Vincent de Paul Society will meet this Monday, March 16, 2015 at 7pm in the meeting.… Read more
Feb 21, 2015 104

ABOUT THE STATIONS OF THE CROSS

"The Way of the Cross, also known as the Stations of the Cross, are a way to pray and… Read more
Feb 12, 2015 220

ASH WEDNESDAY

"Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Season of Lent. It is a season of penance,… Read more
Feb 09, 2015 152

Senior Lunch Cancellation

Senior Lunch has been cancelled for Tuesday February 10th Read more
Feb 07, 2015 173

Important Message from Archbishop

PHYSICIAN ASSISTED SUICIDE - ARCHBISHOP'S DESK - "For this November issue of the… Read more
Feb 04, 2015 224

St. Bernard School Golf Tournament

St. Bernard School is sponsoring a Golf Tournament at the Twin Hills Country Club on May… Read more

Catholic Bishops News

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Archbishop Kurtz Pays Tribute to Former USCCB President Cardinal George

WASHINGTON—Cardinal Francis E. George, OMI, retired archbishop of Chicago and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) from 2007-2010, was an exemplary servant...

2014 Annual Report: Church Paid Over $150 Million Related to Child Protection, Abuse Allegations, New...

WASHINGTON—The Catholic Church in the United States spent a total of $150,747,387 in costs related to child protection efforts and to allegations of clergy sexual...

Catholic Leaders Express Support for Smarter Sentencing, CORRECTIONS Acts

WASHINGTON—Two pieces of legislation amount to a step in the right direction toward meaningful criminal justice reform, said the bishop who chairs the Domestic Justice...

Bishop Cantú Urges House Support for International Religious Freedom Act

WASHINGTON—Violent conflicts in Syria, Iraq, the Holy Land, Libya, Nigeria and Kenya exemplify why Congress should support a bill that would advance international religious freedom,...

Two Storybooks To Help Elementary Students Put Faith in Action

WASHINGTON—Two illustrated storybooks offer elementary school-aged children, their parents and teachers examples of how to put their faith in action and participate in solutions to...

Bishop Cantú Backs Iran Framework in Letters to Kerry, Congress

WASHINGTON—The adoption of a framework for Iran’s nuclear program is a step “important in advancing a peaceful resolution of the serious questions that have been...

Ordination Class of 2015 Shows Increase in Number Ordained, Reflects Positive Impact of Support From...

WASHINGTON—The 2015 class of men ordained to the priesthood report that they were, on average, about 17 when they first considered a vocation to the...

Father Ralph O’Donnell Named Executive Director of USCCB Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations

WASHINGTON—Father Ralph B. O’Donnell has been appointed executive director of the Secretariat for Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops...

Pope Names Melkite Priest Serving in Pittsburgh Archeparchy as Bishop of Byzantine Eparchy of Piano...

WASHINGTON—Pope Francis has named Father George D. Gallaro, 67, a priest of the Melkite Eparchy of Newton, Massachusetts, as bishop of the Byzantine Eparchy of...

Easter Vigil to Bring Thousands into the Catholic Church Across the United States

WASHINGTON—Thousands of people across the United States will be welcomed into the Catholic Church at this year’s Easter vigil, April 4, including a retired Marine...

Catholic Home Missions Appeal Strengthens Church in the United States

WASHINGTON—The 2015 annual Catholic Home Missions Appeal will be taken up in many dioceses the weekend of April 25-26. This appeal helps to sustain nearly...

Catholic, Evangelical Lutheran Bishops Visit Texas Detention Facility, Call for an End to Detention of...

WASHINGTON—Catholic and Evangelical Lutheran bishops visited with young mothers and children who have fled violence in their home countries and are now incarcerated at Dilley...

Advisory for Broadcasters: Vatican Announces Worldwide Telecast Information for Holy Week, Easter

WASHINGTON—The Vatican Television Center has released information for broadcasters regarding worldwide telecasts of events presided over by Pope Francis in Holy Week and Easter. All...

Congress Urged to Act for Protection of Religious Freedom and Conscience Rights in the District...

WASHINGTON—By its recent approval of the Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Amendment Act (RHNDA) and the Human Rights Amendment Act (HRAA), the Council of the District of...

Pope Names Father Mario Dorsonville-Rodríguez Auxiliary Bishop of Washington

WASHINGTON—Pope Francis named Father Mario E. Dorsonville-Rodríguez, 54, a priest of the Archdiocese of Washington, as an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Washington. Bishop-elect...

Catholic Leaders Urge Congress To Protect Housing and Agriculture Funding That Serves Poor and Vulnerable...

WASHINGTON—As it makes budget appropriations decisions, Congress should protect funding to housing and agriculture programs that serve poor and vulnerable people, said leaders of national...

Latin American Bishops Petition Inter-American Commission on Human Rights To Hold Mining Companies Accountable for...

WASHINGTON—The U.S. and Canadian governments must hold mining companies from their countries that operate in Latin America to laws and standards that protect indigenous communities...

Pope Names San Jose Auxiliary Bishop Daly as Bishop of Spokane, Conventual Franciscan Father Stowe...

WASHINGTON—Pope Francis has named Bishop Thomas A. Daly, 54, as bishop of Spokane, Washington, and Conventual Franciscan Father John Stowe, 48, as bishop of Lexington,...

Bishops Call for Prayer Amidst 'Stark Reality' of Religious Persecution, Violence

WASHINGTON—People of all faiths are called to pray for victims of religious persecution and violence and work to protect the marginalized and persecuted around the world, according...

Inclusion Act Receives Strong Support from Three USCCB Chairmen

WASHINGTON—Three chairmen of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) gave strong support for the Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act of 2015. The Act would...