Browsing the September 2017 archive of From the Pastor

Browsing the September 2017 archive of From the Pastor

The Nature of the Priesthood That We Are Invited to Support

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 9/24/17

   To express in a concise way the nature and work of the Priesthood, I am choosing to do this within the context of questions that persons often ask to learn more specifically about a given endeavor. WHAT is the Priesthood? It is a unique role in the Church ... Read More »

The Nature and Scope of Catechesis

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 9/24/17

   As Catholics, many of us were baptized as infants, long before we realized what happened on this most special occasion. At Baptism, we became children of God and members of the Church. Catechesis can be described as the life-long process of growing into what it means to be a ... Read More »

Practicing Catholics Who Fall Between the Cracks

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 9/11/17

   During this month, a number of the youth of both parishes will continue to prepare in depth to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. Bishop Thomas is to confer this Sacrament on our Candidates on Thurs., April 12th, 2018 at St. Mary Parish. Over the years, I’ve come across ... Read More »

Implications of the Sacrament of Baptism

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 9/11/17

   The Catholic Church stresses the importance of the Sacrament of Baptism in the following ways. First, the Church urges that in families in which at least one parent is Catholic, parents in these families arrange for the baptism of their child as soon after the birth of the ... Read More »