The Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ have served in diverse ministries throughout the Diocese of Belleville since the first sisters arrived in the diocese in 1891 at Sacred Heart Home in Aviston.
Looking back and looking ahead, on Dec. 28, 2013 the parish family at St. Stephen in Caseyville celebrated the parish’s 120th anniversary at the 5 p.m. liturgy.
In this first quarter of 2014 we will see five parishes in the diocese close with their official suppression date March 3. The official date comes two days before Ash Wednesday this year.
Isaiah: This reading is one of the many parts of Isaiah that find echoes in our gospels. This is why the prophet Isaiah is sometimes referred to as the Fifth Evangelist.
The celebration of the Presentation of the Lord Jesus in his Father’s temple replaces the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time.