More than 200 people gathered to mark the official ground breaking for St. Kateri Tekakwitha Church in Ridgway.
Members of St. Mary Parish in Mound City are invited to join members of St. Patrick Parish in Cairo to form a new community along with members of St. Catherine in Grand Chain.
Each year the Lord Jesus calls the entire Church to a special season of penance and renewal. As we begin this holy time of Lent, we should reflect on our need for conversion of heart, prayer, charitable works and penance.
While some people continue to think about it, many donors to the Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal (CSMA) choose to give to the diocesan appeal. Giving, they say, is not only good for the soul, it helps untold numbers of people.
This gospel reading is the sixth and final selection from Matthew’s Sermon on the Mount. This section concerns wealth, money, possessions. The headline is in the conclusion: “You cannot serve God and mammon,” (a Semitic word for money or wealth).