• “Gifts” From Catholic Charities

    Are you inundated with prayer cards, rosaries and other “gifts” from Catholic charities soliciting donations.  If you aren’t sure what to do with them, take the offerings to your local parish and give them to the Religious Education Director.  Oftentimes, the parish can give them to the CCD and Confirmation [...]

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  • Catholic Conversion Explained

    Next week, thousands of candidates will be fully initiated into the Catholic Church at Easter. The USCCB Media Blog explains ten important steps in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) process. Those ten steps are: Period of Evangelization Rite of Acceptance and Welcome Celebration of the Word Sending [...]

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  • Solemnities during Lent

    Today is the Annunciation which celebrates the appearance to the Virgin Mary by the archangel Gabriel.  During that appearance, Gabriel announced to Mary that she had been chosen to be the Mother of God.  Gabriel greeted Mary with “Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with thee” which forms part of the prayer, Hail [...]

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