CHURCH LIFE

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Prayers

Mary Katherine Arens, Mario Artesiano, Vern Bowen, Tommye Cashin, David Clarke, Mark Davis, Barbara DeRatto, Lucy DeSanctis, Peggy Eades, Kathryn English, John Fedak, Mary Ann Ferguson, Rebecca Gaylor, Micheal Grey, John Grimsley, Charlotte Guido, Gerrard Hanly, Mark Hanly, Martha Hawkins, Fred Hegeman, Rita Henshke, Katie Houlihan, Cheryl & Larry Hutchinson, Timothy Kite, Ben Koreski, Kathleen Koreski, Beth Kearns Litchfield, Lucy Loehle, Jim Loisel & Family, Ann Mansfield, Denise Margavich, Mary McCaughey, George Metz, Nancy Moore, Nina & Ralph Murphy, George Nies, John O’Meara, Fran Owen, Frank Paul, Stephenie Powell, MJR, Patricia Reilly, A.J. Salimando, Richard Sedlacek, Brian Trill, Richard Wineman, the priests serving St. William, and our service men and women. *Newly added names to the prayer list.  Names remain on the list for 30 days, unless otherwise requested.                              

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5 Gifts of Being Catholic That I Increasingly Love 

When my family and I came into full communion with the Catholic Church in 2019, we were no strangers to the overall contours of the Catholic thing. We had been High Church Anglicans, and our main obstacle was papal authority. By God’s grace, we were finally set free to live in obedience to Christ by acknowledging “the sacred primacy of the Pope and his infallible Magisterium” (Lumen Gentium, 18). But the big doctrinal issues are one thing, and everyday living as Catholics is sometimes quite another. There are so many gifts in the Catholic Church that my family and I did not fully appreciate before we climbed aboard the barque of St. Peter. As we enjoy them now, our lives are so much richer than we could have ever imagined when we stood on the edge of the Tiber, contemplating…

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Bible

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only begotten Son, that who ever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.John 3:16 (KJV)
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourselfJohn 3:16 (KJV)
He rescued us from the power of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of His beloved son. Through Him we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.Col 1, 13