Missionary life “is an adventure,” according to Fr. Aaron Wessman, GHM, who spent several years of his Glenmary formation within the Diocese of Owensboro, where he was able to engage with rural communities and participate in Hispanic/Latino ministry for the first time ever.
School newspapers can be very mundane. This is so true that many schools did away with theirs long ago. Their loss is a detriment not only to the school but also to history.
February 2nd is the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord.
When describing his daughter’s religious vocation, David Mattingly likes to say that “God chose a rose – Madeline Rose – from our family garden.”
During the recent synod listening sessions, one of the most consistently mentioned issues was the deep concern of parents whose adult children are no longer practicing their faith. A similar concern was the lack of young people in our pews.
My wife and I were blessed to meet after college as we served on the National Evangelization Teams (NET) based in St. Paul, Minn. As a Catholic ministry, we worked with parishes around the U.S. hosting parish retreats and leading small groups with teens.
Fr. John C. McVoy, Jr., a son of Rosary Chapel in Paducah, received his call to the priesthood “at the worst time in my life.”
The theme for Black History Month in 2023 is “Black Resistance.”
For many Catholics, silent prayer can be rather difficult. Many are so used to reciting from the treasury of wonderful prayers handed down by Sacred Tradition, that it becomes difficult to not rely on them. We become dependent on them and lack ability to speak from the heart.
Patricia Carroll of St. Thomas More Parish in Paducah has been using her time, talent and treasure for 11 years to raise several thousand dollars for charities.