A message from Fr. Godfrey
An excerpt from
POPE FRANCIS: REJOICE AND BE GLAD
CHAPTER THREE: IN THE LIGHT OF THE MASTER
GOING AGAINST THE FLOW
71. These are strong words in a world that from the beginning has been a place of conflict, disputes and enmity on all sides, where we constantly pigeonhole others on the basis of their ideas, their customs and even their way of speaking or dressing. Ultimately, it is the reign of pride and vanity, where each person thinks he or she has the right to dominate others. Nonetheless, impossible as it may seem, Jesus proposes a different way of doing things: the way of meekness. This is what we see him doing with his disciples. It is what we contemplate on his entrance to Jerusalem: “Behold, your king is coming to you, humble, and mounted on a donkey” (
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Pope Francis: Jesus Teaches Us How to Pray
8 Things You Need to Know About the Immaculate Conception
Five Ways St. Joseph Shows Us How to Live Out Advent
Every Christian is challenged, here and now, to be actively engaged in evangelization ; indeed, anyone who has truly experienced God's saving love does not need much time or lengthy training to go out and proclaim that love.
Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium
Holiness is not the privilege of the few, but a calling to all.
St. Teresa of Calcutta
Feast of the Immaculate Conception: Holy Day of Obligation
Friday, Dec. 7th at 5:30pm; Saturday, Dec. 8th at 6am and 9am
Family Christmas Celebration
Sunday, Dec. 16, 5-8pm Woodward Center
For all youth, young adults, and young families. Come and rejoice as we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior. Bring your favorite dish to share and a small gift costing no more than $5.00 for a fun gift exchange game.
Penance - Forgiveness of Sins
Wed., Jan 9 at 7 PM social & talk at 7:30 PM
St. Ben's Women's Retreat at Sarto (Catholic Center)
February 1st-3rd. More details to come.
The renovation of our Cathedral has begun. The pews are being removed. During the renovation, the parish will be using chairs. In accordance with the law of the Church and after consultation with Bishop Siegel, we will not be kneeling during Mass until the new pews and kneelers have been installed.
Sent by St.Benedict Cathedral on Thursday, December 6 at 11:00AM