Listen to a PODCAST by Mark Hart offering a teaching on the readings for the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 30.
Pray with Pope Francis
Special Intention for September
The general prayer intention of Pope Francis is for jobless youth: that opportunities for education and employment may increase for all young people. The Holy Father is greatly concerned about high jobless rates among young people, saying they are becoming a lost generation - victim of today's 'throw-away' culture that casts aside anyone who is not profitable economically.
It's painful to see young people on the lookout for their first job turned away for lack of previous experience. The Pope says the problem is more than merely economic. It is a problem of dignity. Without work, one cannot have the experience of dignity which comes from being able to put food on the table and to have a family and a home. Pope Francis stressed that high unemployment among youth is a crisis of the family, 'a true social plague' that leaves young people feeling useless. If the youth are deprived of hope, then the very future and hope of society and of the Church is jeopardized.
Let's therefore join Pope Francis in his general prayer campaign during September in saying "yes" to increased opportunities for education and employment for young people everywhere, for they are truly the future of humanity.
The EDGE is a youth ministry for middle school students (6th, 7th and 8th grade) coming to our parish Saturday mornings beginning September 19, 2015. We invite ALL middle school students of our parish to join us for this exciting way to learn and live our Catholic Faith. See our VIDEO.
Life Teen is an awesome youth ministry for high school teens. It's an exciting way for teens to experience our Catholic Faith with games, skits, music, teachings while you meet new friends. Life Teen is coming to our parish in the Fall 2015. Stay tuned here for details. See our promotional VIDEO
Register for Life Teen & Confirmation Preparation:
Confirmation preparation will be through the Life Teen Program. Registrants are required to attend the Life Night sessions that will begin Sunday, October 11, 2015 through April 2016, following the Sunday 5:00pm Mass. It is a two-year program to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. For teens who were in "Phase I" Confirmation last year, they need to register for Life Teen and meet the requirements to be confirmed April 24, 2016. To request a registration form, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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We sincerely WELCOME our new parishioners. We are happy you made St. Elizabeth Parish your spiritual home. You can register two ways:
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See a VIDEO demonstrating the proper way to receive Holy Communion at Mass.
Have you been away from the Catholic Church for awhile? Faith should touch every corner of our lives. We know it can be intimidating to walk through the church doors, but we've been expecting you. Click on the logo (above) to find the answers to your questions. WELCOME HOME! Read more ....
We are a stewardship parish!
Stewardship is based on the spiritual principles of the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus. As Catholics, realizing all that we have is a gift from God, we are encouraged to reflect on our blessings, enhance them and share them with others. By giving of ourselves and helping those around us, we are practicing Christian stewardship.
In 1992, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops brought attention to this principle when they published Stewardship: A Disciple’s Response (U.S. Bishops' Pastoral Letter). Looking beyond financial contributions alone, this document encourages Catholics to live as disciples of Jesus and to share their gifts of time, talent and treasure – more out of gratitude than obligation.
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was instrumental in assisting Fr. Damien of Molokai with the care of the patients afflicted with Hansen's disease. This prayer is for private devotion for the cause of canonization of Joseph Dutton. Send reports and information of favors received through his intercession to email@example.com
"Come, Holy Spirit, and visit your people in our great need. May Joseph Dutton, who lived in penitential solidarity with those yearning for a complete change of mind and heart in every time and place, intercede for us in our struggle, particularly for _________________. May his total submission to your purifying will in all things encourage us on our own way of conversion. May whatever virtue in him your Church deems heroic clear the way to sainthood for him, for the inspiration and consolation of many. Amen."
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