CHURCH LIFE

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Prayers

  Ray Acosta, Mary Katherine Arens, Mario Artesiano, Lois Baker, Gail Blanda, Brynn B., Fred Boyd, Tommye Cashin, Sal Cenicola, David Clarke, H.C., Mark Davis, Barbara DeRatto, Lucy DeSanctis, Peggy Eades, John Fedak, Mary Ann Ferguson, Rebecca Gaylor, Jacqueline Grady, Keith Griffin, John Grimsley, Charlotte Guido, Mary Hammill, Mark Hanly, Martha Hawkins, Fred Hegeman, John Helton, MJH, Cheryl & Larry Hutchinson, Mary Keane, Mark Kelso, Timothy Kite, Ben Koreski, Kathleen Koreski, P.J. Kosowski, NHK, H.L., Jim Loisel & Family, Ken Longley, William Luther, Denise Margavich, Tom McIntyre, Ruth Elizabeth Melvin, Mary McCaughey, Tucker McKinney, George Metz,  Peggy Mitchell, Nancy Moore, Nina & Ralph Murphy, Ed Nickey, Katy Oftedahl, Fran Owen, Frank Paul, MJR, Patricia Reilly, Faye Ruehling, A.J. Salimando,   Katie Schmidt, Richard Sedlacek, Eddie Michael Smith, Mike Stefanik, 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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“Think It, Desire It, Speak It, Act It”: St. Katharine Drexel on Racial Equality

If it were reported by news outlets today, the headline would read, “Heiress Gives Up Two Hundred Million.” In 1889, after years of wrestling with a desire to enter the religious life, St. Katharine Drexel decided to give it all away, trading her fine gowns and linens for the black and white habit and exchanging elaborate socials and frivolous adventures abroad for the community life of the convent, and vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. The $7 million inheritance (equivalent to about $200 million today) from her father, international banker Francis Anthony Drexel, was used to found and fund the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament. In her thirty-five years of ministry, she founded 145 missions, 50 schools for African Americans, and 12 schools for Native Americans. Her crowning achievement may be the founding of Xavier University in Louisiana, which is still the United States’ only Catholic HBCU (historically black college…

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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