Daily Quote from Pope Francis
Dates to remember-
I Will Make You Fishers of Men . . .
Please Pray for Our Priests
Prayer for Ordinary Time
God of Eternity,
As I walk the path of Ordinary Time,
help me to count the many ways that you are present-
in the comings and goings of family, friends,coworkers,
in the crispness of winter and the beauty of your creation;
in the daily routines and responsibilities that make up the
rhythm of my days.
Make all time extra-ordinary as I seek to become more attuned to your presence.
"As a gift from God, every human life is sacred from conception to natural death. The life and dignity of every person must be respected and protected at every stage and in every condition. The right to life is the first and most fundamental principle of human rights that leads Catholics to actively work for a world of greater respect for human life and greater commitment to justice and peace."
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
"The Gospel message is a source of joy: a joy that spreads from generation to generation and which we inherit."
January 18, 2018
January 21, 2018
Mark 1: 14-20
PRINCIPAL CELEBRATIONS OF THE LITURGICAL YEAR 2018
Ash Wednesday- February 14, 2018
Easter Sunday- April 1, 2018
The Ascension of the Lord [Thursday]- May 10, 2018
Pentecost Sunday- May 20, 2018
The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ- June 3, 2018
First Sunday of Advent- December 2, 2018
Class cancellations due to inclement weather will be posted here. All classes are in session until further notice.
Christmas Time and Easter Time highlight the central mysteries of the Paschal Mystery, namely, the incarnation, death on the cross, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ, and the descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. The Sundays and weeks of Ordinary Time, on the other hand, take us through the life of Christ. This is the time of conversion. This is living the life of Christ.
St. Paul Religious Education
After John had been arrested,
Jesus came to Galilee proclaiming the gospel of God:
"This is the time of fulfillment.
The kingdom of God is at hand.
Repent, and believe in the gospel."
As he passed by the Sea of Galilee,
he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting their nets into the sea;
they were fishermen.
Jesus said to them,
"Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men."
Then they abandoned their nets and followed him.
He walked along a little farther
and saw James, the son of Zebedee, and his brother John.
They too were in a boat mending their nets.
Then he called them.
So they left their father Zebedee in the boat
along with the hired men and followed him.
St. Paul Catholic Church
1755 West Harrison Blvd.
Valparaiso, Indiana 46385
God blesses us with shepherds to lead us closer to Him. We are grateful to God for this kindness. Our priests work day after day to fulfill their vocation as the "hands and feet of Christ" in this world. Their work requires our support. One of the best ways to thank God for this blessing is to pray each day for our priests. Below, you will find a prayer written for just this purpose and a calendar outline a priest to pray for each day. Please join us in in our effort to express our thanksgiving to God for the gift of His shepherds!
Prayer for Our Priests
You have constituted Your only begotten Son supreme and eternal Priest
for the glory of your majesty
and the salvation of mankind:
grant that those whom He has chosen
as ministers and dispensers
of His mysteries may be
found faithful in fulfilling
the ministry they have received.
Today we pray especially for (name).
Teach, lead and guide him always.
Correct, enlighten and
expand his thoughts and behavior.
Possess his soul;
take over his entire personality and life.
Let him live in you and
keep him in this intimate union always.
We ask this through Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, Amen.
Mon - 9am to 7pm
Tues - 9am to 5pm
Wednesday- 9am to 7:30pm
Thursday- 9am to 3pm
Closed Fri, Sat, & Sun
Please Pray for Those Who Serve in
Weather Cancellation Notices will be Posted Here-
U.S. Catholics Prepare for Bishops’ Launch of
“9 Days for Life”Respect Life Campaign
on January 18th.
January 10, 2018
U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Announces Launch of Nationwide"Digital Pilgrimage" Cherishing Human Life; Multi-Faceted Call to Prayer and Action
WASHINGTON—On January 18, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops will launch the national
"9 Days for Life" campaign calling Catholics and the faithful together for a 9-day "digital pilgrimage" focusing on cherishing the gift of human life from conception to natural death. The campaign surrounds the annual Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children, which occurs on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade—the Supreme court decision that made abortion legal throughout the United States. The overarching intention of the centerpiece novena is the end to abortion, and each day highlights a different intention related to respect for human life: end of life care, human trafficking, healing after abortion, the death penalty, and more. Participants are called to both prayer and action unified around each day's specific intention and can subscribe to receive daily messages at www.9daysforlife.com.Leaders' resources, including a press kit, are available at www.usccb.org/9-days-for-life-toolkit.
WHO: The U.S. bishops are calling Catholics, parishes, schools, organizations, and all people of good will to participate in the nationwide "9 Days for Life" campaign. Through our unified prayer and action, we can help create a culture that cherishes the gift of every human life.
WHEN: "9 Days for Life" will run from Thursday, January 18 – Friday, January 26, 2018.
WHAT: 9daysforlife.com is the dedicated website for joining the novena and for accessing resources to share and go deeper into this "digital pilgrimage." Participants can receive the novena by downloading the free "9 Days for Life" app, or by subscribing to daily emails or text messages. (A printable version is also available online.) Those who join the campaign are invited to:
Pray with a multi-faceted novena that includes a new intention, brief reflection, bonus information, and suggested actions each day.
Gather in prayer and fellowship with others. (Suggestions are provided.)
Share a culture of life online! #OurPrayersMatter #9DaysforLife
WHERE: For additional information and updates on ways to get involved, please visit 9daysforlife.com and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
February 6, 2018: First Eucharist Preparation Class #1
6:00- 7:15 pm
February 6, 2018: First Eucharist Preparation Parent Meeting #1
6:00- 7:15 pm
February 10, 2018: First Eucharist Preparation Class #1,(repeat)
10:00 -11:15 am
February 11, 2018: First Eucharist Preparation Parent Meeting #1, (repeat)
10:00- 11:15 am
February 13, 2018: First Eucharist Preparation Parent Mtg. #1,(repeat,)
9:30- 10:45 am
February 19, 2018: President's Day- No Classes!!