St Joseph • St Catherine • St Donatus • Holy Family


July 3rd, 2014 / Admin SJKW


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

Now when Jesus was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, a woman came up to him with an alabaster jar of very expensive ointment, and she poured it on his head, as he sat at table. But when the disciples saw it, they were indignant, saying, “Why this waste?  “For this ointment might have been sold for a large sum, and given to the poor.” But Jesus, aware of this, said to them, “Why do you trouble the woman? For she has done a beautiful thing to me. For you always have the poor with you, but you will not always have me. In pouring this ointment on my body she has done it to prepare me for burial. Truly, I say to you, wherever this gospel is preached in the world, what she has done will be told in memory of her.” Gospel of Matthew 26: 6-13 [Image by Daniel Gerhartz]

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.

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