Author: Judy Hehs

  • Veterans Day

    Veterans Day

    Today we honor all those women and men who have served in the armed forces during war and peacetime, and in particular our moment to thank living veterans for their service and sacrifices.

  • The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

    The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

    The Church calls us to acknowledge Christ’s kingship with our whole lives. He must reign in our minds. He must reign in our wills. He must reign in our hearts. He must reign in our bodies.

  • The Feast of All Saints

    The Feast of All Saints

    The lesson delivered in todays Gospel is known as the Beatitudes (Matthew 5:1-12) – Jesus’ reassurance that the reward for those who live their lives accordingly will be great in heaven and that we are all called to be saints.

  • Feast Day of Pope St. John Paul II

    Feast Day of Pope St. John Paul II

    “We are not the sum of our weaknesses and failures; we are the sum of the Father’s love for us and our real capacity to become the image of his Son.”

  • The Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary

    The Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary

    “To recite the Rosary is nothing other than to contemplate with Mary the face of Christ.” ~ Pope St. John Paul II The Holy Rosary. What a gift. The month of October is dedicated to the Holy Rosary. From its very humble beginnings as a gift from Mary to St. Dominic in 1206  to Pope John Paul II’s Apostolic Letter, entitled Rosarium Virgins Mariae, introducing the “luminous mysteries”, the Rosary is one of the finest and most praiseworthy traditions of Christian contemplation.

  • The Feast of St. Francis of Assisi

    The Feast of St. Francis of Assisi

    Today we celebrate St. Francis of Assisi. He is one of the first saints whom we learn about in school. St. Francis is one of the most venerated religious figures in Roman Catholic history. He founded the Franciscan Order of friars and the women’s Order of the Poor Ladies, now known as the Poor Clares. He and St. Catherine of Siena are the patron saints of Italy.

  • Respect for Life Month

    Respect for Life Month

    This year, in the Year of St. Joseph, we are asked to look to St. Joseph, Defender of Life. He didn’t hesitate to follow God’s will of faithfully caring for and protecting Jesus and the Blessed Mother, Mary. With St. Joseph as our witness and mentor, we are called to care for, protect, and defend the lives of our brothers and sisters.

  • The Feast of the Archangels

    The Feast of the Archangels

    Celebrate the Archangels today by reading the Book of Tobit or the first chapter of Luke or even a page or two of Daniel. Maybe say the prayer to St. Michael.

  • Priesthood Sunday

    Priesthood Sunday

    Priesthood Sunday seeks to reaffirm the priesthood of Jesus Christ and its central place in the life of the Church.

  • Patriot Day

    Patriot Day

    We commemorate this day, September 11, as a time for remembrance and resolve, and ask you to hear us. In your presence, Lord, we remember those who were victims of terrorism on that dreadful day.