For 14 years Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish in Herrin has been in relationship with the people of Uganda in many ways. On Sept. 26, Bishop Paul Ssemogerere of the Diocese of Kasana-Luwero in Uganda, celebrated a liturgy at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel with pastor,
Hundreds of women and children have been welcomed over the last 30 years at Holy Angels Shelter in East St. Louis. The shelter was born from a need for general housing for families — mostly women and children — who were living in jeopardy …
The Diocese of Belleville was erected Jan. 7, 1887. Bishop Edward K. Braxton is the diocese’s eighth bishop.
The diocese covers 28 counties of southern Illinois, bordering the states of Missouri, Kentucky and Indiana. Its employees come from all areas of the diocese.
Each year, the names of those who celebrate milestone anniversaries at five-year increments are recognized. This year two employees have worked for 40 years in the diocese, one for 25 years and two for 20 years.
We’re moving into a time of year when everything that may have overwhelmed folks throughout the spring and summer is coming to a head. Maybe you’ve faced a debilitating illness, or lost someone you loved dearly or have too much to do at work and feel overwhelmed, or been laid off or lost your job. We hardly have time to step back and take a breath before we start worrying about somebody or something else. It’s the way of our world these days.
Matthew constructed five major discourses or sermons attributed to Jesus. By composing five discourses he compares Jesus to Moses, since the first five books of our Bible are attributed to Moses. Moses was the first great prophet of God, that is, the revealer of God’s words. Jesus is the final and ultimate prophet of God. As Moses’ revelation is revealed in five books (discourses), so Jesus’ revelation is revealed in five discourses (books).