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Why Do We Do That?

Have you ever wondered “why do Catholics do that?” Well, then you are in luck.  The articles below help explain some of the Catholic practices and traditions. We hope you…

Bulletin Print Version

Much of the content of the weekly bulletin is found in the individual articles of the News section. We recommend reading parish news in that format since it does not…

Do Our Souls Go Straight to Heaven When We Die?

St. Thomas Aquinas addresses this question in his Summa Theologica, and to reduce his nuanced arguments into one word – maybe. Thomas makes clear, in full accord with Scripture and Church teaching, that…

Why do we Catholics use the crucifix rather than a cross?

A question often posed by non-Catholics is, “Why do Catholics have a crucifix in your churches?” As Catholics, the crucifix plays a special role in the liturgical tradition of the…

Mass Schedule for Week of June 13, 2021

Why do we Catholics use missals instead of Bibles during Mass?

As a Catholics, you’ve probably heard, “Catholics don’t read the Bible.” “They don’t even have Bibles in their pews!” Followed by examples of Bible “abuse” in the past of the…

Prepare for Mass

Pre-read this Sunday’s Scripture Readings, and see which Saints & Feasts we are celebrating this week.

What do I do with my old palm branches, worn-out rosary, or broken crucifix?

Catholics who frequently use sacramentals (brown scapulars, St. Benedict medals, blessed rosary beads, etc.) often run into a problem when the object breaks or wears out. What should be done with…

Why do we pray the Rosary?

According to Catholic tradition, St. Dominic was given the rosary by the Blessed Virgin Mary in 1214 in the Monastery of Prouille. Since then, it has become one of the…

Prayer Intentions of Pope Francis for June

The Beauty of MarriageLet us pray for young people who are preparing for marriage with the support of a Christian community: may they grow in love, with generosity, faithfulness, and…

Prayer Intentions of Bishop Rice for June

May the Sacred Heart of Jesus inspire our love for one another!

What does it mean when we say “Amen”?

Amen is a word that came to English from Latin, which got it from Greek, which got it from Aramaic, which got it from Hebrew. It is difficult to translate…

Why do we celebrate Mass in the way we do?

The Mass is the most beautiful act of worship of Almighty God and a precious treasure of our Catholic Church. To fully appreciate the Mass, one has to understand its historical…