Saint of the Month: St. Cecilia

St. Cecilia was a renowned virgin martyr of the early Church. The time she lived is not precisely known, but she most likely lived during the 200s AD.  According to the story that was handed down from antiquity, Cecilia was born in Rome to a Catholic family, and her father...

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The Wisdom of the Saints about suffering (part 7)

“Christ suffered all that He had to suffer; nothing at all is lacking to the number of His sufferings. Therefore His sufferings are complete, but in Him as in the head; there remain even now sufferings of Christ to be endured in the body.” St. Augustine of Hippo (4th-5th centuries,...

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Construction Update

By Fr. Shields The pictures shown above were taken on October 23, and illustrate the beginning of the foundation work for the new church. The roof of our church will be 53’ high, and at a sharp angle, leaving no room for attic space. As a result, our air conditioning...

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Trees of St. Ignatius

The St. Ignatius campus is blessed with an abundance of trees providing both beauty year around and shade during our warm months. Trees were an important consideration when preparing our master plan for the campus. The plan calls for removing some of our trees and makes provision for adding many...

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Parish Acquires Antique Baptismal Font

St. Ignatius has purchased an antique marble Baptismal font for the new church. Rick Lair of King Richard’s Liturgical recently purchased the century-old font and altar from a church that had closed in New Mexico. He knew that it was manufactured by DaPrado of Chicago, the same company that made...

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Saint of the Month: St. Catherine of Genoa

St. Catherine of Genoa was a married woman and charity worker, as well as a mystic. Catherine was born in 1447 to the prominent Fieschi family at Genoa, Italy, the youngest of five children. When she was thirteen, Catherine expressed a desire to enter into religious life, but because of...

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