I asked a seminarian as to what or who inspired him. He said: “If the saints can do it, we can do it.
How grateful we are for the saints. Their courage and example inspire and encourage us. Actually - We are all called to be saints because only saints can enter heaven. Many of us, even the best of us, will not go straight to heaven, but will have to spend time in purgatory, so to speak, to purify us from the consequences of our sins and from our sinful inclinations before we enter heaven.
That is why – aim high - aim to be saints – aim for heaven. If you miss – you will end up in Purgatory but if you live your lives aiming minimally only for Purgatory, if you fall short – well, you know what that could mean…
We are excited to announce the launch of our new parish website on the same day as our Multi-Cultural Sunday celebration. We hope that visitors and parishioners, new and old, will be able to find information about St. Catherine’s.
One of the fundamental facts about human nature—is that we all have this deep desire to know that we are important… That our life has value and meaning… That is not bad. In fact, Jesus never discouraged the desire for greatness. Actually, He constantly encouraged His disciples towards greatness…
We know for a fact that the best athletes in the world, who personify perfection, made a lot of sacrifices to be what they are. They lived a very disciplined life, they gave up certain pleasures. For many months and years, they made up the time to exercise and practice because that is how badly they want to win the gold medal…
Journey around the world and deep into the faith. With creator and host Bishop Robert Barron, you will learn what Catholics believe and why while being immersed in the art, architecture, literature, beliefs and practices of the Catholic tradition.
Everyone is invited to a Faith Formation Film Series on "The Mass" by Bishop Robert Barron on Wednesday at 7:00 p..m. in the Parish Life Center.
The episode this coming Wednesday, October 16 is entitled: “Preparing for Sacrifice”
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI said: “Christianity is not an intellectual system, a collection of dogmas, or a moralism. Christianity is instead an encounter, a love story; it is an event.”
Nowhere is that encounter purer and more concentrated than within the Mass, where the veil that separates heaven from earth becomes its thinnest. Particularly at the moment of Consecration, the web is dissolved and Christ becomes fully Present among us.