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.
Sometimes, it's just plain helpful to hear what others have to say about a topic. This is especially true when those "others" bear the title, "Saint." Take a look at what our holy friends have to say about the subject. You will be amazed!
Any Catholic, whether in his or her own parish or visiting a parish other than his/her own, has surely experienced the confusion that exists in demonstrating reverence for the Blessed Sacrament - whether in the tabernacle or exposed in a monstrance. We look at the custom of reverence of the Blessed Sacrament and official church teachings about it. Be amazed!
A 13th-century mystic, a doubting priest, a Eucharistic Miracle, a Belgian Archdeacon who became Pope, and a future Doctor of the Church comprise the cast of characters in the origin of Eucharistic Adoration and the promulgation of the Feast of Corpus Christi to the Universal Church. Read a synopsis of the fascinating details here.