Edge of DreamingEdge of Dreaming - Sunday, May 20 - St. Jude Church - 4 p.m.

What exactly is the good news of the Gospel?  There's an old song that says: “Don't it always seem to go, that you don't know what you've got till it's gone.”  The next Spiritual Film Club selection, “Edge of Dreaming”  does just that.  It tells a great story about a decent loving woman who is nonetheless completely secularized.

Catholic MassDue to popular demand and interest, we will continue offering Mass on Mondays at 5:30 p.m.

usccbLetter from Cardinal Dolan on the HHS Mandate. USCCB President Expresses Dismay at White House Handling of Controversy in Letter to Bishops. Read here

usccbBISHOPS RENEW CALL TO LEGISLATIVE ACTION ON RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

WASHINGTON – The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) have issued the following statement:The Catholic bishops have long supported access to life-affirming healthcare for all, and the conscience rights of everyone involved in the complex process of providing that healthcare.

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holy longingTHE HOLY LONGING: The Search for a Christian Spirituality by Ronald Rolheiser
Join our spiritual reading circle as we begin the study of a new book, The Holy Longing, by Ronald Rolheiser. This book study will be of special interest to those searching to understand what Christian spirituality means and how it applies to their lives. Father Rolheiser gets to the heart of common difficulties in cultivating our spirituality and shows through anecdotes and personal examples how to channel our deepest human desires into a healthy spirituality.

cch-logowvaticanThis week, we hear more about Jesus calling his disciples to join Him. Simon, Andrew, James, and John were just simple fishermen doing their jobs, but when Jesus called, they left behind everything they knew to follow Him. They chose to begin a new life.

Our Catholics Come Home media campaign is nearing its end, however, for those who have recently heard Christ’s call, this is just the beginning! They will need us to keep them in mind as they abandon their nets and follow Him. As they choose to begin a new life, let our parish support them in every way possible – prayer, fellowship, formation, and love.
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In this week’s Gospel, we hear of one of the many miracles of Jesus. He commands an unclean spirit to leave a man and the spirit listens. Because of this, Mark tells us, “His fame spread everywhere throughout the whole region of Galilee” (1:28).

Our Catholics Come Home media campaign has given us a unique opportunity to help spread the fame of Jesus in our own region. While the campaign ends on January 31, this does not mean that the campaign to invite people to “Take Another Look” at the Catholic Church is over.

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"Behold, the Lamb of God,” says John the Baptist as Jesus walks by.  This prompts two of John’s own disciples to begin to follow Jesus.  In doing so, they find the Messiah.  How wonderful it is that a simple sentence out of John’s mouth has the power to change the lives of others.  This is a great reminder that we are called to witness to the Messiah, and, in doing so, have the power to help other find God.