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Christmas Message 2018

Posted on December 24, 2018 in: News

Christmas Message 2018
“Behold, the virgin shall be with child and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel,” which means “God is with us.” Matthew 1:23 My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, May the spirit of this holy season fill your hearts with joy and your homes with peace! Christmas celebrates the great truth sent by the Father, “the Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us.” (John 1:14) From generation to generation, we remember the events of that holy night and we celebrate His Nativity.  Recounting Jesus’ Birth, we r...

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FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Posted on December 21, 2018 in: Reflections

FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT
  The Fourth Sunday of Advent   Goal for the Week…  Welcome our Savior into the World! "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16   This last week of advent is one that calls for a big change in all of us.  Christmas takes place at the beginning of the week so we shift from contemplation and preparation to complete celebration and JOY!   *How will you express your joy this week? *How will this week be d...

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Over 700 People Venerate St. John Vianney Relic in Gales Ferry
"There is nothing so great as the Eucharist. If God had something more precious, he would have given it to us." -St. John Vianney Over 700 people flocked to Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Gales Ferry on December 13th to venerate the incorrupt heart of St. John Vianney. The major relic is in the early stages of a national tour organized by the Knights of Columbus, and at the request of Bishop Michael R. Cote, it was hosted as part of the diocese’s Monthly Holy Hour for Vocations. Housed in an ornate gold reliquary, the incorrupt heart was carried into th...

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St. John Vianney, Relic, Interrupt Heart

THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Posted on December 15, 2018 in: Reflections

THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT
The Third Sunday of Advent:  Gaudete Sunday Rejoice in the Lord, always: again, I say, rejoice. Indeed, the Lord is near. Goal for the Week… Spread Christian JOY! This is the week to express our joy at the coming of our Savior.  If we truly believe in the “gift of Christmas”- that Christ came into OUR WORLD as a baby-grew up like we did in human form-experienced the joys and sufferings we all do as human beings-then this is the Sunday set aside by the Church for us to express our excitement.  The excitement that comes along with re...

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By Morningstar Stevenson RENTON, WA – After Noel Ramos returned from visiting a Catholic school in Haiti, he felt even more blessed by the resources he has teaching at St. Anthony School in Renton, Washington. “All they have are blackboards, but they are eager to learn,” said Ramos. “Education is so powerful, and the kids in Haiti understand that.” Ramos was part of a delegation of parishioners from St. Anthony Parish to visit their sister parish, Ste. Anne de Hyacynthe. The annual trip is a part of a twinning relationship, coordinated by the Diocese of Norwich Outreach to Haiti, that...

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Haiti, Catholic School, St. Anthony Parish, Outreach to Haiti

Second Sunday of Advent

Posted on December 08, 2018 in: Reflections

Second Sunday of Advent
Goal for the Week…  Let’s use technology to enhance our Advent preparation! Sometimes we hold the answers to our deepest Spiritual questions right in the palm of our hand. That being said take a look at what we hold in our hands most of the day- our cell phones.  Their use is no longer just as a phone, most of us use them to text, get directions, google facts, stream news, watch movies, facetime, tweet, take photos and so much more.  They assist us with numerous tasks throughout the day to make our lives physically easier.   ...

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