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#iGiveCatholic: December 3

Beginning November 18, visit iGiveCatholic.org to make an advanced day #iGiveCatholic gift in support of your parishes, schools, and ministries or “Give Catholic” on #GivingTuesday, December 3! What is #iGiveCatholic? #iGiveCatholic is a one-day online giving event for the faithful in dioceses across the nation (and the world!) to come together and raise as many…

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The Song of Our Hearts: Celebrating St. Cecilia

By Angela McCann, Guest Contributor Truth and beauty come from the Lord. Music can be a collision of truth and beauty made manifest for the glory of God while edifying the human spirit. Music can heal hurts, augment prayerful repose, or ignite a flaming passion within our already grateful hearts. One of our great Doctors…

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Saint Catherine Laboure and the Miraculous Medal

By Emily Ann McCullough, Guest Contributor Catherine Laboure was a young a novice in the order of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, the Rue de Bac, Paris. In 1830, at 11:30 p.m. on the eve of the Feast of St. Vincent de Paul, she was awakened by her Guardian Angel who…

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Manna House serves up lunch, help, and hope

“Once you start serving at Manna House, you normally don’t stop,” says one Manna House volunteer. Manna House, our local food kitchen, is open 365 days per year, including Thanksgiving Day, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Begun 25 years ago by Father Gerard Foley and a group of volunteers, Manna House officially opened its doors…

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Friday, November 1 is a holy day of obligation

Friday, November 1, All Saints Day is a holy day of obligation. Saturday, November 2, All Souls Day Some churches have several different Mass times listed for each day. This list will be updated periodically through the week. Some Mass times for All Souls Day, November 2 are also shown. If your church is not…

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‘Tis the season for hanging out in the cemetery

November is the month of the Holy Souls in Purgatory. As Christians, we believe that the dead are not gone. Their bodies have died, but their souls live on forever. We believe that Jesus will come at the end of time to judge all human beings who have ever lived. This is called the general…

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Catholic Schools positions available

Principal: Holy Savior Menard High School Holy Savior Menard seeks an enthusiastic, dedicated and qualified principal to minister in leadership for a school community of more than 400 students in Grades 7 – 12. The successful candidate must be committed to balancing the strong traditions of the historic and only diocesan school with embracing new…

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Father Robert Garrione dies

Reverend Robert Garrione, 69, of Alexandria, passed away on Oct. 19 at Summit Retirement Center in Alexandria. Born on February 24, 1950, in Salina Kansas, Father Garrione was ordained a priest of the Roman Catholic Church in 1989. Father Garrione served as Administrator of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Campti and its…

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You are just 59 beads to freedom!

We live hectic lives in a chaotic world. All this can lead to a confusion that fogs the mind, unsettles the soul, and leads to poor decisions. Amidst such chaos and confusion, we long to hear God’s voice with greater clarity. God wants to put things in order. He wants to rearrange our priorities. If…

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