We often get asked "When and where is the next Safe Environment training session?" With a mind of keeping this information at everyone's fingertips, we would like to let everyone know the current, complete and always up-to-date schedule for the program can always be found HERE on the Archdiocese website. Check it out!
by Ed Harpring During Advent season, most of us in the Western Christian world look with peaceful anticipation to the joy of Christmas. However, in many parts of the world, during this Advent season, Christians are being brutally persecuted for their faith, and are forced to secretly celebrate the birth of our Lord, if indeed, … Continue reading “The Persecuted Church – Waiting and Hoping for Peace”
“Divorce is a detour, not a dead-end.” Do you know someone who is struggling with the pain of divorce? The “Journey of Hope” program is a proven means of providing hope and healing through the teachings and the sacraments of the Catholic Church. A new 15 week session of the program is beginning on January … Continue reading “Journey Of Hope” Catholic Divorce Care Program
“Marriage Encounter has a way of making sure that marriage is raised to the dignity it deserves.” – Archbishop Joseph Kurtz Do you want to make your marriage stronger? Would you like to spend an uninterrupted weekend with your spouse delving deeply into the wonderful commitment you made with each other in marriage? Worldwide Marriage … Continue reading Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend – February 11-12, 2017
by Michelle Herberger St. Augustine seemed to be voicing a universal truth when he said, “Our hearts are restless until they rest in You, O Lord.” Longing is part of the human condition. We are always waiting on that which isn’t yet. For some, it’s a return to health, a reuniting with a loved one, … Continue reading “Advent’s Invitation”
by Martine Bacci-Siegel The holiday season is a time full of joy, cheer, parties, and family gatherings. However, for many people, it is a time of self-evaluation, loneliness, reflection on past failures, and anxiety about an uncertain future. What Causes Holiday Blues? Many factors can cause the "holiday blues": stress, fatigue, unrealistic expectations, over-commercialization, financial … Continue reading “Holiday Depression”
by Deacon Stephen Bowling What is it about “growing up” that makes time seem to pass by so much faster? When we were kids, things seemed to take FOREVER. Just waiting for dad to come home seemed to take an eternity. Nap time seemed to take FOREVER until I finally got permission to read quietly … Continue reading “What Are We Waiting For?”