Henry Wadsworth Longfellow first uttered the phrase, "Music is the universal language of mankind," more than 200 years ago in his book, "Outre-Mer: A Pilgrimage Beyond the Sea" published in 1835. Greek philosopher, Plato, said, "Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue." Here are some practical ways to allow music to elevate your soul.
The Serra Club of Johnson County in Kansas celebrated the 25th anniversary of its charter with a Mass, dinner, and program on the evening of May 2, 2024. Look inside for details about this terrific evening!
His eminence, Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, has issued a worldwide call to prayer, a 9-month novena, "Return to Our Lady," culminating on the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, December 12, 2024. Check out the details inside.
In the effort to promote vocations in our parishes and Catholic schools, the Serra Club of Johnson County is dusting off a program with an invitation to area parishes to consider beginning a Traveling Chalice/Traveling Crucifix program. Read on for details,
More than 20,000 Catholics of all ages gathered in St. Louis, MO, on 1/1/2024 for the annual SEEK conference, organized by the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS). SEEK24 featured great speakers, beautiful liturgies, an incredible night of adoration, and the opportunity to meet Catholics from around the country and around the world in an inspiring, joy-filled, and energetic five-day event! Read on for more.
In case you missed it, read about the recent weekend discernment retreat for women here.
Expanding on a July story of Lourdes, written just after my return from pilgrimage to the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, this is the second of a series of stories of Lourdes, including the life of St. Bernadette Soubirous, Marian Apparitions that occurred at Lourdes in the span of six months in 1858, and miracles that happen in Lourdes every day. Friday, December 8, 2023, is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Hear more about the pilgrimage experience and about Lourdes at our General Membership meeting on the eve of the great Feast of Our Lady!
A recent weekday Mass reading stimulated this article, related to the vocational call to holiness. Here is another take on what Martha and her sister, Mary, teach us.
Fr. Luke Doyle spoke at the October General Membership meeting. Look inside for his vocation story as he told it and his evident love for Jesus and the Catholic priesthood.
The new Program of Priestly Formation (PPF), 6th Edition, set forth in June 2022, resulted in significant changes in the course of seminary studies for men discerning the Catholic priesthood. Read about the new stages of diocesan priestly formation.