#MassMatters

This summer, don’t take a vacation from attending mass! Go to mass wherever your are traveling and share a picture on Facebook! Use hashtag #MassMatters

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Saint of the Month: Servant of God Edward Flanagan

Servant of God Edward Flanagan was a priest, a social reformer, and a founder of an important ministry. He was born to John and Nora Flanagan in 1886, the eighth of eleven children. Edward was born prematurely, and his grandfather Patrick was said to have spent many an hour holding...

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The Wisdom of the Saints………….about the Sacraments

“Let none of you turn deserter. Let your baptism be your armor; your faith, your helmet; your love, your spear; your patient endurance, your panoply.” St. Ignatius of Antioch (1st-2nd century) “Of the beliefs and practices whether generally accepted or publicly enjoined which are preserved in the Church some we...

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Wisdom of the Saints….about purity (part 2)

“If you wish to prevent all evil thoughts, let your eyes be modestly reserved, and make a league with them never to look upon anything which it is not permitted you to desire.” St. Gregory of Nyssa (4th century) “As water extinguishes fire, so prayer extinguishes the heat of the...

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Saint of the Month: St. John of God -March 2017

St. John of God was a shepherd and a soldier, who had a dramatic conversion and became the founder of a charitable religious order. John was born at Montemayor-el-Novo, Portugal in 1495, the only child of middle-class parents. At age eight, John inexplicably vanished, and it is not known whether...

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