Our parishes, as communities of the Catholic Church, strive to carry out the mission entrusted to us by Christ. Endowed with the gifts of Jesus and his Holy Spirit, and faithfully observing Jesus’ precepts of love, we have the mission of proclaiming and establishing among all peoples the Kingdom of God. (CCC 768)
To help us fulfill our mission, we gather as Christian communities – inspired by the example, virtue, and intercession of our patron saints – to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus and celebrate his presence with us in the Eucharist.
Fortnight for Freedom
The Fortnight for Freedom: Freedom to Bear Witness will take place from June 21 to July 4, 2015, a time when our liturgical calendar celebrates a series of great martyrs who remained faithful in the face of persecution by political power — St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher, St. John the Baptist, SS. Peter and Paul, and the First Martyrs of the Church of Rome. The theme of this year’s Fortnight will focus on the “freedom to bear witness” to the truth of the Gospel.
For more information about the Fortnight, or for more information about issues of religious liberty affecting the Catholic Church, please visit the USCCB website.
Seven Sisters Apostolate
The mission of the Seven Sisters Apostolate is committed to prayerful support by women of the parish for their pastor through the assurance of the offering of at least one Holy Hour every day of every week for that pastor alone – a ‘holy wasting’, as it were, for the conversion and holiness of that particular priest.
For more information visit the Seven Sisters website. To join this apostolate please call the parish office.