Family Centered Mass

Family Centered Mass

This Sunday at 10:30am

You are invited to gather with our community in a special way. Children's Liturgy of the Word (CLW) will be offered, and all children present will be invited to pray together around the altar. No matter what the size or configuration of your family, we hope you consider joining us for this celebration!


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Listening is hard work.

Listening is hard work.

“Listening”, and “loving” are words of action. They don’t seem like they should be considered action words because the action both words require, is subtle. They aren’t the kind of verbs that cause us to perspire or be short of breath but, they certainly do require being actively engaged in a relationship where communication is involved.

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It takes a Parish...

Last Sunday, November 18th, the parish of St Benedict headed over to St Paul’s House on California to help do a little holiday decorating for the people who live there. It was such a joy to participate in such a parish wide effort. The Holy Name Society offered to purchase the tree for decorating. The school children creatively made ornaments from recycled materials. There were enough ornaments to decorate 3 trees. Such creativity was a delight as we hung the ornaments and engaged in conversation with the residents. A group of about 10 teens from Youth Ministry and a few of their parents joined in the decorating as did several ladies and families, from the parish. When the residents came in to help it became a real party with cookies, hot chocolate and some absolutely delightful conversation…

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Have you ever milked a cow?


This past weekend a group of 7th and 8th graders took a walk over to St Paul House for our monthly visit and BINGO game, with the residents. Before we played regular BINGO we played a game of “Life Experience BINGO” where we asked the residents questions about their past.

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Some of the questions were:  Did you ever milk a cow? Have you ever gotten a parking or speeding ticket? Do you know how to play a musical instrument?  It was fun watch the kids ask these questions and listen to the responses of the residents at St Paul House. After our visit, the kids and I share what we enjoyed most. During our visit this weekend I know I enjoyed watching the kids and the seniors interact. I also enjoy the way the residents reward the kids for helping them watch their BINGO cards. Often the residents share their winnings, which is candy, with the kids. 

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NCYC

NCYC

I just never thought about the fact that God loves me but from the time I started listening to the speaker tonight, I started thinking about it. I started thinking that maybe God does love me and if He does, it changes the way I see everything.”  An encounter and experience of Faith that changes the way a person sees themself.  This is what NCYC can do when a heart is open to hearing the Good News.

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