St. Joseph: An accepting father

Continuing with his Apostolic Letter on St. Joseph, Pope Francis shows how the patriarch loved Mary, Jesus, and each one of us with an unconditional acceptance, even when he didn’t understand God’s plans: “Joseph accepted Mary unconditionally. He trusted in the...

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Renew My Church begins at St. Mary of the Angels

We have begun the discernment and feedback phase of Renew My Church here at St. Mary of the Angels. We have also met with the other grouping teams from St. Aloysius, St. Hedwig, and St. John Berchmans and we are getting to know each other and the process we are about...

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St Joseph: An Obedient Father

Fathers, do you want your children to obey you and to obey their mother? Really? Then all you should give them an example of obedience. If you obey God, his laws and commandments… if you obey your wife, anticipating her needs and requests, such that she doesn’t even...

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St. Joseph: a Tender and Loving Father

St. Joseph took a silent lead in the Holy Family. Fathers should strive to follow his example, lovingly supporting their wives as Joseph did Mary in her divine motherhood. Likewise, as Joseph was to Jesus, us fathers should be to their children: Joseph saw Jesus grow...

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St. Joseph: a Beloved Father

As we celebrate the New Year—a Year of the Family, a Year of St. Joseph—let’s reflect on Pope Francis’ recent Apostolic Letter, which teaches us how St. Joseph’s paternal service was key to our salvation: The greatness of St. Joseph is that he was the spouse of Mary...

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Entrusting Ourselves to St. Joseph

On the feast of the Immaculate Conception, St. Mary of the Angels received a special gift from Pope Francis: he wrote us a wonderful apostolic letter, Patris Corde—With a Father’s Heart. We consider this a special gift to our parish, because we at St. Mary of the...

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Christmas Letter

Happy Christmas! Christmas is special when it includes Jesus Christ, Son of God and Son of Mary: “For to us a child is born, To us a son is given; And the government will be upon his shoulder, And his name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting...

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Renew My Church Preparation, pt. 4

Renew My Church Preparation (4) My hope is that every parishioner now know that there are 20 Catholic churches within our 2 mile radius of St. Mary of the Angels. Of those twenty, St. John Berchmans, St. Hedwig, St. Aloysius, and St. Mary of the Angels are in a...

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What are you getting Jesus for Christmas?

As Christmas approaches we start thinking about gifts. Children think about what they might get as a gift. Adults too have a bit of the selfish child in us: feeling hurt of being left out if someone else gets something they would’ve liked to have received, or focus on...

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Renew My Church Preparation, Part 3

ANSWERS to the “Do you know” questions: Of the 20 Catholic churches in our 2 mile radius area, St. John Berchmans, St. Hedwig, and St. Aloysius are in our grouping. Did you also know…that St. Mary of the Angels meets all Renew My Church criteria ($750,000 church...

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