The Lectionary is a book . . .

Question: What is unique or different about the way Catholics read and are exposed to the Bible? Answer: Catholics are exposed to Scripture primarily through the Sunday readings from a book known as the Lectionary. The Lectionary is a book of selected passages from the Bible set in the context of a liturgical season, such…

Taking up our cross. . .

Question: What does Jesus mean when he talks about taking up our cross? Answer: Our parents and grandparents used to say to us, “Nothing worthwhile is ever easy. You have to work at it.” Anything of substance and value requires patience, effort, and careful planning. If it were easy to do, there would not be…

Why is there such a difference of opinion?

Question: There seems to be a lot of division in some Christian churches over moral issues, especially abortion, ordination, and end-of-life care. If all Christians follow the Gospel of Jesus, why is there such a difference of opinion? Answer: There is always a struggle between culture and religion, and part of that struggle is politics.…

Parish Summer Barbecue :: June 24

Celebrating Father Andrew’s 60th Birthday and his 29th Anniversary of Ordination! Saturday, June 24, 2017 after the 5:00 pm Mass Come join us in celebrating these milestones in Father Andrew’s life! We will have hamburgers, bratwurst, and hot dogs available along with a variety of side dishes for you to enjoy! For further information, contact…

It is called “commingling” . . .

Question: Why does the priest break off a particle of the host and drop it in the chalice? Answer: What you are describing happens during the Communion Rite after the breaking of the bread, and just before the Lamb of God. It is called “commingling” and dates back many centuries. In the early church, there…

For yours is the Kingdom…

Question: Why don’t Catholics add the “For yours is the Kingdom…” prayer at the end of the Our Father like the Protestants do? Where did it come from? Answer: The conclusion of the Lord’s Prayer that you refer to is called a doxology, which is a prayer of glory and praise. This particular doxology we…