Three years after Pope Francis’ encyclical “Laudato Si” challenged all of us to “protect our common home,” schools and parishes in the Belleville diocese have taken that message to heart.
In the wedding of Cana, Jesus reveals himself and he makes himself present, just like in the past./En la fiesta de las bodas de Caná, Jesús se revela y se hace presente así como lo hizo en el pasado, en su bautismo en el Jordán, y como se manifestó en su bautismo a los reyes magos. Jesús revelo su Gloria y sus discípulos creyeron en El.”
Every life matters “from womb to tomb” as the saying goes, and each family celebrates its joys and carries its burdens in different ways, but every person still matters, even those persons who must live their lives with mental disabilities.
In Catholic schools the first bell generally rings to call students to class, unless it’s Gibault Catholic high school in Waterloo where students don’t answer to bells. They just know it’s time to move to the next class.
St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Aviston celebrated 150 years of faith Oct. 4, on the feast of its patron with an 11 a.m. liturgy. Bishop Edward K. Braxton was celebrant and homilist. Bishop Stanley Schlarman, DD, who lived in the parish a number of years while filling a post at Mater Dei Catholic High School in Breese, was also present.