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Parish Life

The heart of a parish is the Eucharist, but the parish family is the body that makes it a unique and vibrant community with an exciting parish life. Our parish offers a variety of ways to be part of that communal family in addition to the celebration of the sacraments. Read more...

Adult Religious Education

Fr. Daniel offers Adult Religious Education sessions on Tuesdays during the school year. The schedule includes five parent Units (on average) of four to six weeks each.  Since our children do not learn in isolation, but rather with their families, we ask that parents attend one of these units over the course of the year in addition to helping their children with religious education at home, praying daily, and attending Mass regularly. First Communion parents and Confirmation parents and sponsors are required to participate in at least one of the Units. The Units that will be offered this school year are:

January 9 - What is a Sacrament?
January 16 - Baptism
January 23 - Confirmation
January 30 - Holy Orders
February 6 - Penance and Healing

UNIT FOUR - ALTARATION: The Mystery of the Mass Revealed by Mark Hart
February 13 - More than Meets the Eye
February 20 - One Father's Plan
February 27 - The Mystery Revealed
March 6 - What is our Response?
March 13 - The "Why's" Behind the "Whats"

UNIT FIVE - FORGIVEN: The Transforming Power of Confession
April 3 - Where Are You?
April 10 - An Encounter with Mercy
April 17 - The Rite Explained
April 24 - Biblical Foundations: Sin, Mercy, and the Sacrament of Confession
May 1 - Answering Common Questions about Confession

Click here for the 2017-18 Adult Religious Education schedule.

Faith formation is a vital element of the Catholic life as we grow in knowledge and understanding of our faith in Jesus Christ and the Church he gave us. A deeper understanding can lead to a more intimate relationship with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and through the Trinity to the Church and our family, friends, neighbors, parish, and community. Such faith formation is not just for children, but for all of us as we grow as Catholics. Our parish has many opportunities for faith formation that we encourage you to explore.

Another way to participate in our parish life are the various parish ministries, including liturgical ministries, such as choir member, lector, altar server, and Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion; social justice ministries, such as visiting the homebound, serving the poor, volunteering at food pantries and the St. Vincent de Paul Society; and others, such as youth ministry, men's and women's groups, and the annual parish bazaar, to name just a few. God calls us to use our gifts and talents to glorify Him and make life better for other people. Please prayerfully consider these opportunities for getting involved in ministry. And if you have an idea for a new parish ministry, please contact us.

With so many ways to be part of parish life, you'll want to stay informed by regularly reading the weekly bulletin, just in case you've misplaced the one you received at Mass. You’ll also want to check the parish calendar for a list of events and mass schedules.

Our parish has a rich history in our town, being founded by people who trusted in the Lord and gathered together under the leadership of our bishop. Who we are today is based on who we were yesterday. Find out more about our spiritual forefathers as you read the history of our parish.

We hope you'll also enjoy viewing photos of our parish, including some of the many enjoyable events and programs we've had over the years.


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