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Has it been a long time since you have been to a Catholic Church, attended Mass, or went to Confession, but you are thinking about returning? Do you go to Mass occasionally but do not really see the point? Do you go to Mass regularly but have yet to experience a deepening connection with Christ or the Church?

We can help.

Please join us for informal evenings of good cheer - wine and appetizers served - where we explore topics that can help reignite your faith and bring you closer to the truth and goodness of Jesus Christ and His Body, the Church. Join us Tuesday evenings 7–8 PM Teacher’s Lounge at St. John Academy. Questions? Contact us at [email protected].

May 1 – THE ANNUNCIATION
Since the 7th Century the Catholic Church has celebrated the moment Christ was conceived in the Virgin Mary’s womb upon her fiat to the Angel Gabriel. What is the significance of this celebration?

May 8 – SUMMER LITURGICAL CALENDAR
Solemnity of the MOST SACRED HEART OF JESUS on June 8 and the Memorial of THE IMMACULATE HEART OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY on June 9. Following the Feast of Corpus Christi, the Church celebrates Jesus’ Most Sacred Heart and Mary’s Immaculate Heart. What are the origins of these celebrations and devotions? What do the famous images of the Sacred Heart and Immaculate Heart reveal to us? What does it mean to be devoted to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary?

May 15 – PENTECOST
The Church’s Birthday, 2000 Years and Counting. The official beginning of the Church is on Pentecost. As Jesus Promised us, “the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” How has the Church survived all the attacks over 2000 years and continued to lead over a billion Catholics? Come and learn one of the most fascinating history lessons of all time. Clue: It’s a Divine institution!

May 22 – FINDING JESUS ON VACATION
While we are planning our summer vacations, as Catholics we are to live our faith wherever we are and whatever we are doing, including relaxing or having adventures at a vacation destination. How do we find a Mass when out of town? How do we learn about religious sites or Shrines near our destinations? How can we weave the faith into our vacation experience?