Meet Alex Wood, RCIA Candidate

Meet our RCIA Candidates: Our continuing series on our RCIA candidates, eagerly awaiting full communion in the Catholic Church . . . Please PRAY for them! Alex Wood Confirmation Saint: St. Therese, the Little Flower Connection to St. Ignatius: Married David Wood, a life-long parishioner; triplets baptized here in our...

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Meet Martin Frank, RCIA Candidate

Meet our RCIA Candidates: Let’s PRAY for them! Martin Frank Confirmation Saint: St. John Henry Newman Connection to St. Ignatius: My wife Mary and I together with our five children have been parishioners here since we moved from Chicago in 2016.  Claire, Maddie (and soon Paul) attend elementary school at...

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Meet Allie Boller, RCIA Candidate

We are so looking forward to welcoming our RCIA candidates into full communion with the Catholic Church.  They have been meeting, praying  & studying faithfully since September and are eager to join as soon as our parishes can reopen.  In the meantime, please enjoy getting to know them, and most important,...

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Saint of the Month: St. Giles of Assisi

St. Giles of Assisi was a humble religious, a mystic, and a dear friend of St. Francis of Assisi. Born c. 1190, little is known of the background of Giles. As a very young man, he was aware of the dramatic conversion of his townsman, Francis. After two of his...

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The Wisdom of the Saints about Holy Scripture (part 4)

“When Peter preached the Word publicly at Rome and declared the Gospel by the Spirit, many who were present requested that Mark, who had been a long time his follower and who remembered his saying, should write down what had been proclaimed.” St. Clement of Alexandria (2nd-3rd centuries) “The study...

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Saint of the Month: St. Katharine Drexel

St. Katharine Drexel was an heiress, a religious foundress, and a pioneer in education for underprivileged minorities. Katharine was the second daughter born to Philadelphia banking magnate Francis Drexel and his wife Hannah. Five weeks after Katharine’s 1858 birth, Hannah died. Several years later, Francis married Emma Bouvier, and three...

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