Planning a Catholic Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving w Fr Roderick

Hey, Catholics!  Does your Thanksgiving look any different from anyone else's?If the mention of Thanksgiving brings to mind images of  plates overflowing with turkey and stuffing, triptophan-induced afternoon naps, and football, maybe there's something you could do to kick it up a notch--and to really do what the holiday suggests, and Be Thankful!Our parish is one of several parishes which helps out on Thanksgiving morning at a local soup kitchen, serving turkey and all the trimmings to t … [Read more...]

CONFIRMED: Pope Francis Is Coming to Philly!

Logo - World Meeting of Families

The Pope is coming to America! We knew there was a good chance that Pope Francis would attend the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, which had been established by his predecessor; but we had no assurance until now. On Monday, November 17, Pope Francis made the announcement at the Colloquium on Complementarity of Man and Woman.  He said:"I wish to confirm according to the wishes of the Lord, that in September 2015, I will go to Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families. … [Read more...]

Call for Prayer: Bishop Robert Baker Undergoes Surgery Today

Bishop Robert Baker

Prayer Warriors:  Please say a prayer today for Bishop Robert J. Baker, bishop of Birmingham in Alabama. Bishop Baker will undergo surgery today at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time.  After a staph infection delayed the planned surgery, he has finally been cleared and sends the following message:A message from Bishop Baker: I was informed today that finally, I am in good enough health for surgery to remove the two kidney stones in my ureters and to face the surgery on my prostate. I thank you once a … [Read more...]