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Happy Birthday America

JULY 4th is Independence Day. Our Nation has such superb mottoes: “Liberty and justice for all,” “Proclaim liberty throughout the land,” “Out of many, one,” and “In God we trust.” As Christians, let us pray that we live in peace and goodwill as one nation with other peoples. …

The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit

When we received the spiritual seal of the Sacrament of Confirmation, we were marked with the sign of God the Father and so became “a soldier of Christ,” an imagery used by Saint Cyril of Jerusalem as far back as 350 AD. One of the effects of the …

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: June 2, 2017

FRIDAY, June 2nd is the First Friday of the month. The Church dedicates June as the Month of the Sacred Heart. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament begins at10:00 a.m. and concludes at 1:30 P.M. Just a reminder that First Friday lunches will resume in September.

Special Second Collection: Catholic Communications Campaign (CCC)

Today, we are taking up the collection for the Catholic Communications Campaign (CCC). Your support helps the CCC connect people to Christ, here and around the world, through the internet, television, radio, and print media. Be a part of this campaign to spread the gospel message and support …

Happy 20th Anniversary Father Jonathan!

(Diane Portner, Special Events Coordinator at St. Jude Chapel delivered this speech on the 20th Anniversary of Father Jonathan’s Ordination) Growing up Catholic in The Diocese of Dallas/Fort Worth almost 70 years ago in the 1950s, my image of a priest was something like this: They dressed in …

Pope Francis Message: 54th World Day of Prayer for Vocations

MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR THE 54th WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS In the last few years, we have considered two aspects of the Christian vocation: the summons to “go out from ourselves” to hear the Lord’s voice, and the importance of the ecclesial community …