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Learn More About Your Catholic Faith--From Home!

John Paul the Great Catholic University is now offering a FREE 13-session course on the basics of Catholicism. The lessons include an online video, course outline and quiz.

From their website:

Pillars of Catholicism

Marking the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council, Pope Benedict XVI has declared 2012-2013 "The Year of Faith." In particular, the Holy Father is calling upon all Catholics to confront what he identifies as one of the most difficult challenges the Church faces today: "religious illiteracy." That is, a lack of understanding about what Christians really believe.

To address this problem, Pope Benedict has called upon Catholics to spend the year studying the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the official compendium of all Catholic teaching. Pillars of Catholicism is our response to the Holy Father's challenge.

About the Program

Pillars of Catholicism is a crash course in the fundamentals of the Catholic Faith. It consists of 13 episodes, each a half-hour long. A new episode will be unlocked each week and will be permanently accessible. The course and all materials it provides are free.

If you are interested in the course follow the link and sign up now!


Catechetical Sunday!!

This weekend kicks of the new Catechetical year in our parish with the blessing of students and teachers and the first day of Sunday School classes. If you haven't registered your children you still have time to do so, either online or in person. Not sure what class your child should be in? Here's a quick guide:

  • If your child is baptized, and 4 by September 1, register them for them for the grade they are currently in at school (Pre-K thru 5);
  • If your child is in 6th-8th grades, register them for the E.D.G.E.;
  • If your child is in high school, register them for Life Teen;
  • If your child is 7 years old or older, and has not been baptized, register them for R.C.I.C.;

If you aren't sure what you need to do, give our parish office a call and we'd be glad to help you.

Also, beginning tomorrow (Thursday, Sept. 13), we will kick off the catechetical year for R.C.I.A. If you are a teen or adult who is insterested in exploring the Catholic faith, or you are an adult Catholic who has not completed your initiation in the Church, this is the class for you to join! Classes are held every Thursday from 7:00-9:00 pm in the youth room.



Want A Table for the Christmas Bazaar??

Are you an artist or crafter? Are you looking for a place to sell your wares during the holiday season? Consider purchasing a table at the annual St. Nicholas Christmas Bazaar. The bazaar will take place on Saturday, November 3 from 9:00-3:00. Tables are $40 a piece and space is limited, so don't wait! You can register for tables here!


5 September 2012

The bulletin and homily for last weekend have been added to the website. Check them out when you get the chance. We've also published the September issue of Living Our Faith.



This weekend we will be doing ministry sign-ups. We are looking for volunteers to help with EVERYTHING in the parish. We are looking for parishioners to help in the following ways:

  • Collection Counter Elf
  • Deposit Counter Elf
  • Kitchen Elf
  • Office Volunteer Elf
  • Hospitality Elf
  • Trash Hauler Elf
  • Altar Servers
  • Lectors
  • Extraordinary Minsters of Holy Communion
  • Music Ministers
  • Social Committee
  • Maintenance Committee
Ask yourself, "How can I use my gifts and talents to best serve my parish community"?

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