Are you wondering what Christianity is all about?
Are you curious about the Catholic Church?
Have you not received First Communion and/or Confirmation?
Are you engaged or married to a Catholic, and want to know why they believe “all that stuff”?
Are you returning to the Church after a long absence?
Or are you simply interested in learning more about the Faith you already profess and practice?
THE ALPHA COURSE classes are held on Tuesdays in Fr. D'Arco Hall, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
(There is no commitment, cost , or obligation to you!)
Our pastor, Msgr. Douglas Raun, will present a four-week book discussion of George Weigel's recent book, EVANGELICAL CATHOLICISM. It will meet in Fr. D'Arco Hall on Mondays, 6/3/13-7/1/13 (no class on 6/17), 7:00-9:00 p.m. A limited number of books will be available for purchase for $19 each the first night of class. (Come early!)
Missed the first talk?
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A new, 11-session Great Adventure Bible study group is forming to study the book of Revelation.
It will meet in the Religious Education Center, room 6, on Saturdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., beginning 7/13/13.
All Great Adventure studies require participants to use a Catholic Bible and a Catechism of the Catholic Church. The optional, but strongly recommended study kit will cost $20 or less. Please e-mail Jeannette at
The website will be undergoing maintenance during the weekend (June 15 & 16). If you experience any problems with the site, please email the webmaster.
My dear family,
First of all, a blessed Father's Day to all the dad's in the parish!
I'm happy to report that, thanks to Fr. Louis's appeal on Corpus Christi, that we have 68 new Eucharistic Adorers in the parish. God bless you all for giving this hour a week to our Eucharistic Lord! Also, I want to thank our Adoration Coordinator, Gaylene Bitonel, and all our committed Eucharistic adorers, that allow our parish to have this ministry that is at the heart of our parish.
Many thanks to all of you who donated to the Catholic Relief Services collection for Oklahoma - our parish donation was about $4,000. God reward you!
With our dear Msgr. Mukasa here for the month of June, I'm able to do a few things. On Monday, I'm going to Salt Lake City for the national meeting of the Church Music Association of America. This is the high-power group of Catholic church musicians, and I'll be taking some classes on music in the life of the parish and the parts of the Liturgy that the priest chants. Fr. Mansfield, Steve Woodbury, and a few other choir members are going with me. Then on Friday I go to Houston to teach the former Episcopalian ministers who are now Catholic about how to be Catholic priests. (The poor guys who have to learn from me!) I'll be giving this one day seminar on Saturday and preach in Msgr. Steenson's cathedral on Sunday morning and come back Sunday night.
The parish will be in the very capable hands of Msgr. Mukasa and Fr. Peccatiello.
Because I will be gone, no Adult Education class this Monday. The class will resume on Monday, June 24th, at 7:00 p.m., in Fr. D'Arco Hall.
- OK - a few more funny and thoughtful quips from Steven Wright:
Half the people you know are below average.
82.7% of all statistics are made up on the spot.
A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
If you want the rainbow, you have got to put up with the rain.
A blessed week!
Msgr. Doug Raun
Many thanks to everyone who attended the Corpus Christi Procession. I know our Lord was pleased. But how interesting - we don’t get a drop of rain for five months, but then we get it for five minutes in the middle of the procession - and it stops the moment the last person gets inside the church. God does have a sense of humor!
What a fantastic attendance for our new Adult Ed series on Evangelical Catholicism. It continues this Monday, 7 pm, in Fr. D’Arco Hall.
Next Sunday is Father’s Day. If you would like the High Mass on Father’s Day offered for your father or grandfather, living or deceased, the Mass Cards are at the door of the Church.
June is the month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus - the great symbol of the love of God made flesh in Jesus Christ, inviting us to close and intimate friendship with Him. A prayer to the Sacred Heart:
O most holy Heart of Jesus,shower Thy blessings inabundant measure uponThy holy Church,upon the Supreme Pontiff, andupon all the clergy;to the just grant perseverance;convert sinners; enlightenunbelievers;bless our relations, friends, andbenefactors;assist the dying;deliver the holy souls inpurgatory;and extend over all hearts thesweet empire of Thy love.Amen.
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