Our Lady in Mt. Carmel Church was packed at the 11 a.m. liturgy on Oct. 9 as people celebrated not only the Mass but also the day on which ground would be broken for the new regional parish school.
Each year, one Sunday is set aside as Priesthood Sunday, which this year is celebrated Oct. 30th.
To celebrate the ministry of all priests in the diocese, The Messenger invited people to comment on the qualities in their priests that they most admire.
As Election Day approaches, commentators are speculating about the impact the “minority” vote will have on the outcome. Can Mrs. Clinton win even if she does not receive as high a “minority” vote as President Obama did? Can Mr. Trump win without a significant number of “minority” votes? The “minority” voters they are speaking of are almost always African-Americans and Hispanic-Americans.
On Sunday, September 25, 2016, Bishop Edward K. Braxton was the principal celebrant and homilist of the Mass of Thanksgiving marking the centenary of St. John the Baptist Parish in West Frankfort.
Three diocesan Catholic high schools prepare young people not only academically but also spiritually to meet the challenges they will face in life. These young adults learn about social justice in their schools, their communities and their world.