From the Pastor

SCHOOL, PREP, AND RCIA, O MY!

It has been a great week! It is awesome to have the kids back in school. Lucy the hound and I have missed everyone! It gets a little quiet here during the summer. Although kept busy during the summer (with computers especially), there is nothing like having the kids around every day.

I will be teaching the 7th and 8th grade religion class, getting them ready for Confirmation in January. This year, the Bishop will be confirming both grades. Keep them in your prayers as they prepare for this most important Sacrament.

This is also the time of year where PREP and RCIA start. If you know of anyone who would like to become Catholic, or a student who needs to sign up for religious education, please call the rectory. This year, PREP will be between the 10:00 a.m. and Noon Spanish Mass. The time for RCIA will be determined based on the availability of those signing up. See next week’s bulletin for more information.

It is a great and joyous time of year with all the teaching of the Faith. I hope you find it a joy to teach the Faith every chance you get by speaking about It and how you live your life. As the Lord says in the Scripture, “You are the light of the world. A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and then put it under a bushel basket; it is set on a lampstand, where it gives light to all in the house.”

Let Christ’s light shine through each of you!

God bless you,

Fr. Matt

Prayer for Those Affected by the Floods

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Bishop Roger J. Foys has asked all parishes in the Diocese of Covington to conduct a collection of badly needed household supplies during the weekend of August 27-28 to benefit those most affected by the flooding in Louisiana. Bishop has also instructed parishes of the Diocese to conduct a second monetary collection in support of these efforts during the weekend of September 10-11.  Please be as generous as you can to help your fellow brothers and sisters affected by the Louisiana floods. 

Gospel Photo of the Week


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Adoration Minute

 

“The Eucharist is source and pledge of blessedness and glory, not for the soul alone, but for the body also....In the frail and perishable body that divine Host, which is the immortal body of Christ, implants a principle of resurrection, a seed of immortality, which one day must germinate,”
– Pope Leo XIII

Domestic Needs Collection

Next weekend, (August 27 and 28, 2016) the Domestic Needs Collection, one of our Diocesan Special Combined Collections, will be conducted in every parish and mission throughout our 14 counties. Catholic Campaign for Human Development funds programs in communities across the United States by giving a hand up, rather than a hand out. The Catholic Home Mission Appeal gives grant money to dioceses in the United States who struggle to meet basic pastoral needs. Catholic Communication Campaign provides grants to Catholic organizations that help spread the Good News through social networking sites, podcasts, television, radio and print media. The Black and Indian Mission Appeal helps maintain a Catholic presence within our Black faith communities. The Catholic University of America and our own local institution, Thomas More College, help to bring success and experience while educating students in the spirit of faith. Please give to support these very important collections and help to Strengthen Your Church at Home.

2016 Diocesan Parish Annual Appeal

 
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Extraordinary Jubilee Year Of Mercy


 
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Mass Times

Weekend Masses:
Saturday: 5:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 12:00 PM (Spanish)

Daily Masses:
Monday: 8:00 AM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM
Thursday: 8:00 AM
Friday: 8:15 AM,
7:00 PM (First Friday of Month)
Saturday: 8:00 AM

Holy Days:
7:00 PM Vigil, 8:00 AM, 7:00 PM

Adoration/Stations of the Cross

Adoration - Friday:  8:45 AM to 6:45 PM 

Stations of the Cross - Friday: 7:00 PM during Lent

Confession

Sunday:  7:30 AM to 7:55 AM, 9:30 AM to 9:55 AM
Monday:  7:30 AM to 7:55 AM
Tuesday:  7:30 AM to 7:55 AM
Wednesday:  7:30 AM to 7:55 AM, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM 4th Wed
Thursday:  7:30 AM to 7:55 AM
Friday:  7:45 AM to 8:10 AM
Saturday:  7:30 AM to 7:55 AM, 4:00 PM to 4:55 PM
6:30 PM to 6:55 PM Vigil
Or by appointment.

Daily Dose

Daily Readings, Saint of the Day, Liturgy of the Hours, and Meditations.  Click here!

Amoris Laetitia - "The Joy of Love"

Amoris Laetitia - “The Joy of Love”, the post-synodal Apostolic Exhortation “on Love in the Family” by Pope Francis

Laudato Si': On Care for our Common Home

Pope Francis Encyclical Letter - Click here!

Diocese

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First Holy Communion

Women's Tea

Regional Pro-Life Mass

Events

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Bulletins

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Office Hours

Church Secretary at Rectory:
Tuesday: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Staff

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Parish Festival 2016 Video Slideshow

Confirmation

Living Rosary and Fiesta/Pot Luck