News

You are invite this Tuesday 4/7/2020 at 7 PM  to a live streaming of musical prayer with worship songs from Karl and Bridget (of our Noon Mass music ministry). Go to the home page of our parish website :  https://sclparish.org  

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We Miss You!

Posted on April 04, 2020 in: General News

We Miss You!
Please click on link to view our church and listen to our choir. WeMissyou!  

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A Song for Nurses

Posted on April 04, 2020 in: General News

A Song for Nurses
A Song for Nurses One of my favorite authors of spiritual reading is Brian Doyle, sadly he died several years ago, he was living with cancer and only in his early 60’s.  I find so much of his work incredible, so I wanted to share this with you: A Song for Nurses The first time I saw a nurse I was four years old and someone had cut my tonsils out and I woke up addled to find a cheerful woman wearing white leaning over me and murmuring something gentle.  The room was all white and the bed was all white and there were white curtains framing the window....

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SEND US YOUR PHOTOS

Posted on April 02, 2020 in: General News

SEND US YOUR PHOTOS
I mentioned last week that I’ve been looking at the data base, names and addresses so that I could have you through my mind’s eye in my heart as I am praying during this challenging time.  My staff is great.  They saw on the news a priest who put up pictures of his parishioners in the empty pews, voila they printed and put a photo of everyone who was in the photo directory of the parish.  But we want all of you in the congregation, so if you would take a photo of yourself or your family watching our live streamed Mass and send them to sspaeth@sclp...

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A Message from Fr. Jim April 2, 2020
Be careful of false dichotomies.  Soon we will be locked in acrimonious debate about how to best choose for the protection of the most vulnerable in our society, how to choose a course of action that will best blunt the pandemic, which will save lives by minimizing the shock to our health system of hundreds of thousands of very sick individuals, how to save many from the life threatening result of our economy in free fall, with millions out of work, mortgages due, rent due, crippling debt. And these are just some of the conversations and choices we will be called to ha...

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Lifestreaming

Posted on March 28, 2020 in: General News

NEWSFLASH   We have received and installed the equipment necessary for live-streaming.   This  morning,  Saturday the 28th at 8:15 Mass, we successfully accomplished our first live-streamed Mass.  We had, for a little better than a week been recording it with the very advanced instrument known as "Fr. Jim’s I phone 6".  Everything is much better now other than the celebrant. He remains a work in progress. So, we invite you to join us tonight 3/28 at 5pm Fr. Charlie will preside and tomorrow 3/29 at 9am Fr. Jim will preside. We hope it will mean a...

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We are forced now, in this slow motion challenge, to find out some truths about who we are, what we stand for, what the nature of our character is, and whether we are willing to become what God has made us to be. I am now daily looking at our parish data base, just names and addresses, pictures if they are there.  Church law tells me you are my responsibility, my heart tells me you are my parish family, so in your absence, this enforced absence which we firmly hope will slow the virus from overwhelming our medical system, I need to remember, to see with my mind’s eye, you my brothers and sisters, old and youn...

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Spiritual Communion

Posted on March 27, 2020 in: General News

Spiritual Communion
Spiritual Communion First let me tell you that in ordinary times I think the concept of Spiritual Communion is not helpful.  I mean after all we work hard to get even cradle Catholics to know and accept that Holy Communion is REALLY the body and blood of Christ Jesus under the form of bread and wine.  It is not spiritual, it is REAL.  And given what we believe about the sacrament of the Eucharist, we say that it undoes what we do during Mass if we don’t go to Communion.  We come to be fed, by the word and by the Body and Blood of Christ, we brin...

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Anointing of the Sick

Posted on March 25, 2020 in: General News

Anointing of the Sick
The Anointing of the Sick As you are fully aware the world has been turned upside down.  It has impacted our parish in many ways most telling surely is our cancelling all public Masses.  The corona virus has put us on a Eucharistic fast.  It also has impacted how we are available and able to anoint someone who is seriously ill or in danger of death (the only people we can anoint or give communion to during the pandemic).  Most hospitals are in security / privacy mode where visitors are not permitted.  We are asked to stay home.  If someone i...

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Miraculous Medal Novena

Posted on March 25, 2020 in: General News

Click here for the Miraculous Medal Novena  

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Confessions will be heard Saturday 3:45-4:45. To ensure the safety of all involved, Confessions will be set up a bit differently.  One set of Church doors will be opened in the front for entering.  Someone will be on site to give instruction.   

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A message from Fr. Jim and the parish staff
As a people who love the Lord and one another we are called to respond sacrificially in times of crisis.  We are instructed by leadership at the church, local, state and federal level to shut down in order to lower the risk of contagion, helping our medical personnel and system and helping those most vulnerable our elders and those with medical challenges. And so The ENTIRE St. Catherine Laboure Parish Campus is now closed until further notice. This includes the Church, Adoration Chapel and all buildings and fields.  The church is a place of prayer but al...

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Old Missals, Rosaries, Religious Jewelry Collection
Do you have old Rosaries, Missals, jewelry or other religious items in your house gathering dust?  Donate them today.  You may drop them by the St. Catherine Laboure Parish Office during normal office hours (9am– 5pm M-F and 9am—1:30pm Sat/Sun).

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