Our Mission and Our Staff
We believe that Jesus Christ came to reveal the fullness of God's love for us, and we continue to celebrate that love through praise, sacraments, service, and community. Learn about our mission and meet our staff.
Become Active in Parish Life
Our parish offers a wide range of ministry opportunities. Whether you'd like to learn more, pray more, or serve more, we have a ministry for you.
Strengthen Your Spiritual Life
Making an offering of our time, talents, and treasure is an integral part of what it means to be a Christian. But at the root of everything we do is our relationship with our God. Use these resources to help strengthen your spiritual life.
News & Events
Almighty and All-loving God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, we pray to you through Christ the Healer, for those who suffer from the Coronavirus across the world. We pray for all who mourn the loss of each and every person who has died as a result of contracting the disease. We lift up to your mercy to all those affected, all those working hard to study and cure this illness, and all health care professionals and emergency management teams that are working day and night to keep us safe. Give comfort to everyone in distress and a sense of calm to all of us in these days of uncertainty. This we ask in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord who showed compassion to the outcast, acceptance to the rejected and love to those to whom no love was shown. Amen.
Pray the Liturgy of the Hours
Lectio divina is a form of meditation rooted in liturgical celebration that dates back to early monastic communities. It was a method practiced by monks in their daily encounter with Scripture, both as they prepared for the Eucharist and as they prayed the Liturgy of the Hours.
The Latin phrase “lectio divina” may be translated as “divine reading.” As one reads and invites the Word to become a transforming lens that brings the events of daily living into focus, one can come to live more deeply and find the presence of God more readily in the events of each day. The method of lectio divina follows four steps:
Use these Lectio Divina guides to meditate, contemplate, and pray.
“After three days they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. And all who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers. When his parents saw him they were astonished; and his mother said to him, “Child why have you treated us like this? Look, your father and I have been searching for you in great anxiety. Then he went down with them to Nazareth, and was obedient to them.” (Lk 2:46-49)
Saint John Paul II speaks of the Church’s devotion to St. Joseph: “This patronage must be invoked as ever necessary for the Church, not only as a defense against all dangers, but also, and indeed primarily, as an impetus for her renewed commitment to evangelization in the world and to re-evangelization in those lands and nations where religion and the Christian life were formerly flourishing and are now put to a hard test.”
“Besides trusting in Joseph's sure protection, the Church also trusts in his noble example, which transcends all individual states of life and serves as a model for the entire Christian community, whatever the condition and duties of each of its members may be.”
Homily of St. John Paul II, Solemnity of St. Joseph, 19, March 1998.
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Consecration to Saint Joseph
The links below will take you
to the YouTube page
that offers each of the 33 days
of the Consecration to Saint Joseph
presented by Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC
The Cause for Canonization