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The Season of Lent

The season of Lent is a time for Catholics and other Christians to get ready for Easter. Some adults will profess their faith, be baptized, confirmed, and receive communion at  the Easter Vigil.  The rest of us prepare to renew our baptismal promises on Easter Sunday. Here are some ways to renew ourselves:  Read, reflect, [...]

2019-03-15T16:37:07+00:00

Attention Graduating High School Seniors!

Applications for the State Knights of  Columbus College Scholarship and The State Knights of Columbus Scholarship to Wheeling Jesuit College are available at the Parish office.  Please pick them up during business hours as soon as possible.

2019-03-08T19:53:58+00:00

Education Committee Offering “Lectio Divina”

Lectio Divina is an ancient practice of enhancing one’s prayer life through the power of God’s word. The term itself means “divine reading” of the Sacred Scriptures. The program was developed by the Augustine Institute. Sessions will include: Sacred Reading of the Scriptures Meditation Prayer Contemplation Resolution (action) There are six sessions on Tuesdays beginning [...]

2019-03-08T19:42:19+00:00

Lent

1) Fasting is to be observed on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday by everyone 18 years and older, who has not yet celebrated their 59th birthday. On a fast day, one full meal is allowed. Two other meals, enough to maintain strength, may be taken, according to each one’s needs, but together they should not [...]

2019-02-22T19:01:52+00:00

March 3, 2019

The story is told of a young priest who wanted to become a be an excellent preacher.  So he asked one of his parishioners who was a gifted television personality to especially listen to his homily every Sunday and give him feedback.  After the first time she agreed to do this, she offered her judgment: [...]

2019-03-04T17:10:58+00:00

Mass Schedule During the Weeks of Lent:

Tuesdays: at 8:30 a.m. Wednesdays: at 8:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Thursdays: at 7:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. Fridays: at 8:30 a.m. on First Fridays at 8:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross: All Fridays during Lent at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. - except First Friday, when Mass will be offered at 7:00 p.m.

2019-02-22T19:00:31+00:00

Best Lent Ever

What can you do in forty days? Start a new prayer habit? Get more active in your daily life? Lent presents the perfect opportunity for you to take the next step toward the-best-version-of-yourself. Don’t let it pass you by. This Lent, join Matthew Kelly and the Dynamic Catholic team to discover simple ways to transform [...]

2019-03-01T17:48:20+00:00

A Lenten Book Study

Can You Drink the Cup? by Henri Nouwen A Lenten Book Study WHEN: 6:30 – 8:00 pm Wednesdays of Lent beginning March 13 WHERE: Mary’s House at St. Frances De Sales (next of gym) WHAT: Discussion and Sharing on a book by Henri Nouwen: Can You Drink the Cup? on facing the challenges of Discipleship [...]

2019-03-01T17:37:57+00:00

The Season of Lent

The season of Lent is a time for Catholic and other Christians to get ready for Easter. Some adults will profess their faith, be baptized, confirmed, and receive communion at  the Easter Vigil.  The rest of us prepare to renew our baptismal promises on Easter Sunday.  We think and pray about the wondrous life with [...]

2019-02-22T18:58:04+00:00

Scam Alert from Father Paul…

A scam artist has been sending text messages (supposedly from Fr. Paul and other priests in the Diocese) asking for gift cards, etc. for the needy.  Fr. Paul wants you to know he will never email, message or call you on this sort of thing.  Just a word of caution.

2019-02-22T18:54:17+00:00