Thursday, August 10, 2017

Solemnity of the Assumption

Tuesday, August 15, is the Feast of the Assumption of Mary. It is a Holy Day of Obligation. We will have Masses at 
     7:00 a.m., 
     8:30 a.m. (with the school children), 
     5:30 p.m., and 
     7:00 p.m. in Spanish.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Knights of Columbus Pulled Pork Dinner

The Knights will be having their pulled pork dinner this Saturday, August 12, from 4:00 p.m.--7:00 p.m.  Adults are $9.00 and children 12 and under $5.00!

It will be at the Knights Hall next to Martins\Starbucks.  There will be to go dinners, but no drive through.

For more information, please call Jim (574) 941-2008.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Jóvenes del Futuro

Next Saturday July 29, 2017 at 8 a.m
Jóvenes del Futuro will be volunteering for our Habitat for Humanity! We'll helping with the new house they are building on North Plum St.
El próximo sábado 29 de julio a las 8 am
Los Jóvenes del Futuro serán voluntarios para nuestro Hábitat para la Humanidad! Vamos a estar ayudar con la nueva casa que están construyendo en North Plum St

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Latino Enrollment Initiative

I recently attended the Latino Enrollment Initiative with the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) at Notre Dame. Amy Weidner and Barbara Blad attended with me. It was very interesting, information, and challenging.

The statistics were overwhelming:  
  • by 2020, Latinos will be the majority of Catholics in the U.S.
  • Latinos who attend Catholic schools are 42% more likely to graduate from high school.
  • Latinos who graduate from Catholic schools are 2.5 times more likely to graduate from college than their peers in public schools.
  • 54% of Catholic parents with school age children are Latino.
  • Children who attend Catholic school are much more likely to attend Mass.
  • Children who attend Catholic school are much more likely to practice their Faith, attend Mass, be leaders in the Church, to vote, and to be engaged in civic life.

Parishes need to see their schools as a ministry which evangelizes all the children of the parish. The school has to be welcoming, accessible, affordable, and culturally appropriate.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The Spirit Unites Christians

Solidarity needs to be applied consistently to all our human interactions, John Paul II wrote three decades ago, calling us to "see the 'other' — whether a person, people or nation ... as our 'neighbor,' a 'helper' ... a sharer, on a par with ourselves, in the banquet of life to which all are equally invited by God."
"World leaders," he continued, likewise need "to recognize that interdependence in itself demands the abandonment of the politics of blocs, the sacrifice of all forms of economic, military, or political imperialism, and the transformation of mutual distrust into collaboration. This is precisely the act proper to solidarity among individuals and nations."
       --Cardinal Cupich