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Second Sunday of Advent: Prepare the Way


In this week’s Gospel we hear John the Baptist described as “A voice of one crying out in the desert,”  If you would like to watch a video regarding today’s Gospel messae go to:


Catholic Pulse


Did you know that the Knights of Columbus has a website “Catholic Pulse.” Catholic Pulse is a service of the Knights of Columbus dedicated to bringing readers original commentary, a summary of the daily news, and featured opinion that Catholics need to know.

We invite you to spend time with us each day, reading our contributors’ opinions and commentary, catching up on the daily news, and staying current on featured opinion from across the web.

Visit: http://www.catholicpulse.com/cp/en/about/index.html

World Meeting of Families 2015 – Official Prayer and Image Unveiled


A very good video on Family and the Church…go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4SFIi7D534

Published on YouTube on Sep 9, 2014

“Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. unveils the official prayer and iconic image for the World Meeting of Families to be held in Philadelphia in September 2015. Inspired by the conference theme, “Love is our mission: the family fully alive,” the conference’s prayer and iconic image are unveiled and blessed during the Sunday evening Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. Both will be shared with the Pontifical Council of the Family at the Vatican during Archbishop Chaput’s visit to Rome during the week of September 15, 2014 “CatholicPhilly”

How to Prepare for the World Meeting of Families



World Meeting of Families Catechesis Series
The USCCB is excited about the World Meeting of Families (WMOF) being held in Philadelphia in September 2015.  We are presenting a series of short articles focused on the WMOF Catechesis Love is our Mission: The Family Fully Alive and its implications for our daily lives. We will follow the timing suggested by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia by exploring one theme each month leading up to the World Meeting.

For more information go to:  http://www.marriageuniqueforareason.org/category/world-meeting-of-families/


Teach your children how to pray!’ Pope tells parents

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By Ann Schneible

Vatican City, Aug 26, 2015 / 09:27 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Wednesday, Pope Francis continued his weekly catechesis on the family, saying that parents have the responsibility to teach their children to pray.

To read more:  http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/teach-your-children-how-to-pray-pope-tells-parents-38767/


Happy 4th of July!

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“Since the Vatican Council, has religious freedom improved or deteriorated throughout the world? What is the relationship between growing religious diversity, as well as growing interactions among people of different faiths, and religious liberty?”  To read today’s Reflections for Fortnight for Freedom prepared by the U.S. Catholic bishops, go to http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/religious-liberty/fortnight-for-freedom/upload/fortnight-reflections-copyright-day-14.pdf

How’s your Lenten Journey going?



We are now two weeks into Lent.  Is your Lenten Journey bringing you closer to Christ?  Are you ready to become the person God created you to be?  To read Pope Francis’ Lenten message go to…http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/messages/lent/documents/papa-francesco_20141004_messaggio-quaresima2015.html


40 Ideas for 40 Days


Are you looking for ideas for your Lenten Journey?  Why not try Joe Paprocki’s “40 Ideas for 40 Days”  which can be found at: http://tinyurl.com/jwuwu25

Check it out and may your Lenten Journey be a fruitful one.


Epiphany of the Lord

epiphanyEpiphany: (1) a moment in which you suddenly see or understand something in a new or very clear way; (2) is a Christian feast celebrating the arrival of the Magi (the Three Kings) in Bethlehem, the baptism of Jesus Christ, and other miracles.

Today the Roman Catholic Church celebrates the Feast Day of the Epiphany of the Lord.  When have you suddenly seen or understood Jesus Christ in a new or very clear way?