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Experience the Holy Land!

Fr. Damien Wee Father Damien Wee, our former Associate Pastor, will be sharing his experience of “Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus” in the Holy Land. Monday, September 22, 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. at the Steinhausen Center. All welcome!

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Monday, September 22
9:15 a.m. Senior Exercise
7:00 Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus with Fr. Wee
7:30 p.m. Prayer Group

Tuesday, September 23
9:30 a.m. Zumba
10:00 a.m. SPIRITuality ALIVE hosts
7:00 p.m. Knights of Columbus Meeting

Wednesday, September 24
6:00 a.m. Yoga Fitness
9:30 a.m. Tai Chi
12:30 p.m. Bible Study
1:00 p.m. Rosary Making
6:30 p.m. Liturgy Committee
7:00 p.m. SPIRITuality ALIVE hosts
7:00 p.m. Teen Faith

Thursday, September 25
5:45 a.m. TMIY
9:00 a.m. Bible Study
9:30 a.m. M.O.F.F.
10:00 a.m. SPIRITuality ALIVE hosts
7:00 p.m. Legion of Mary
7:00 p.m. Boy Scouts
7:00 p.m. St. Vincent de Paul Awareness Comm.
7:00 p.m. Parish Musicians
7:30 p.m. Choir Rehearsal

Friday, September 26
9:30 a.m. Zumba
11:00 a.m. Widowed, Separated, Divorced

Saturday, September 27
7:00 a.m. Yoga Fitness
9:00 a.m. Bible Study
9:30 a.m. Tai Chi

Sunday, September 28
8:00 a.m. Rummage Sale Donations
10:30 a.m. Baptism Preparation
6:30 p.m. Confirmation Class


Weekly Note

Fr. Damian Zuerlein (September 20-21) Welcome to festival weekend!

I hope you take a few moments out of your day and spend it at the festival. Not simply because the festival is a parish fundraiser (it really does not bring in a lot of money), but because the festival is a celebration of Christian community. We are a very large community, and when you have a large community, you have to be more intentional in the formation of a community. We must choose to spend time together. Community in a small town just happens. Community in a parish of 3,000 families requires you to make a choice to get to know the other members of the parish.

The research done on churches in the United States has divided up churches into five types based on Sunday attendance:

  • Small – up to 100 attending,
  •  Midsize -101 to 350 attending,
  •  Large – 351 to 750 attending,
  •  Very Large – 751 to 1,800 attending,
  • Megachurch – 1,801 plus.

In 1906, the average size Catholic parish was 969. In 1996, the average size Catholic parish was 2,692. We have about 4,000 folks attending Mass here on weekends – a little bigger than average.

It might be surprising to Roman Catholics, but 60% of the churches in the United States have 75 or fewer people attending on Sundays. Another 25% of churches have 120 to 140 people on Sundays. Only 1% of Protestant churches are listed as having over 1,800 attending on Sunday, yet that size is an average parish for Catholics. If you count people and not churches, then 17% of all Protestants are attending worship services at those 1% of churches described as megachurches. read more...

Children's Consignment Sale
Fall Consignment Sale

Rummage Sale :: October 16-18 :: Donale & Volunteer
Saint Vincent de Paul Society
Rummage Sale

At the Hop Conversational Dinner
Conversational Dinner
"At the Hop"
September 28th

Ignite the Faith
Ignite the Faith

Our Heart Values

We recognize one another as gifts of God, inviting and inspiring all to become disciples of Jesus.
We joyfully celebrate Christ among us through full, active and vibrant worship. 
We go forth to love and serve, sharing our God-given gifts with each other and throughout the world. 
We embrace formation as a life-long journey of spiritual growth, individually and as a community. 

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