THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY MONDAY DECEMBER 9
In observance of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary the Mass times are: 6:30 am, 9:00 am, 4:30 pm, and 7:30 pm (the Traditional Mass). The Feast of the Immaculate Conception is not a Holy Day of Obligation, but all are encouraged to attend Mass.
St John Academy Christmas Tree Sale
Christmas is nearing and it's never too early to start thinking about your tree! This year's fresh cut Fraser fir trees, garlands and wreaths will once again come from Cline Church Nursery in N.C.
Christmas trees have arrived and are on sale Monday through Friday 3:30 - 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays & Sundays 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. until Friday the 13th of December.
APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION: EVANGELII GAUDIUM
APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION EVANGELII GAUDIUM OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS TO THE BISHOPS, CLERGY, CONSECRATED PERSONS AND THE LAY FAITHFUL ON THE PROCLAMATION OF THE GOSPEL IN TODAY’S WORLD
THE JOY OF THE GOSPEL fills the hearts and lives of all who encounter Jesus. Those who accept his offer of salvation are set free from sin, sorrow, inner emptiness and loneliness. With Christ joy is constantly born anew. In this Exhortation I wish to encourage the Christian faithful to embark upon a new chapter of evangelization marked by this joy, while pointing out new paths for the Church’s journey in years to come.
Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary
Now that you have completed the 33 days of Prepration for St. Louis de Montfort's Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary, please visit the Holy Family Chapel after Mass this Sunday December 8, the traditional date for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, to make or renew your consecration.
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From Bishop Paul S. Loverde
Gratitude for the witness to true marriage
We are all aware that the reality of true marriage is severely undermined by the increasingly secular, relativistic, and anti-Christian culture that surrounds us. We witness with sadness as our society tries to redefine marriage based on flawed arguments of freedom and equality. As a result, each of us has seen the devastating effects of this 'free-fall' of marriage, this most basic reality of human life.
In the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception the Christian Church celebrates the act of divine intervention when the Blessed Virgin Mary was conceived in her mother’s womb preserving Mary from original sin so that she could be a real mother in body, blood, soul and humanity of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Mary is not Jesus’ mother with an asterisk. Everything that she has was given to her son.
So many of our favorite sacred images of this important event in salvation history depict Our Lady in glory, surrounded by angels and saints who are all marveling at what God in creating her so that we could have a Savior truly born of a human mother.
Eternal rest grant unto them...
Welcoming Catholics Home
St. John the Beloved welcomes Catholics
who are thinking about coming back to Catholic Church
The Tuesday evening sessions of "Welcoming Catholics Home" will resume after Christmas. Sessions will raise questions and offer insights into the topics that sometimes are obstacles to the journey home. For more information, please click here or contact us at email@example.com.