Please join in celebrating the generosity of our parishioners and the parishioners of St. Thomas, Lourdes and Holy Family in showing our Decatur community the loving face of Jesus! We did this through our Catholic Habitat House in the 300 block of Webster Street. Sunday, March 29th at 3:00 p.m., there will be a dedication at the new house! Reception to follow in the Parish House at St. James.
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03/26/15 9:54 am
Joy and hope are Christian traits. It is
sad to find a believer who knows no joy, fearful in his attachment to coldRead More
03/26/15 8:22 am
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Thursday morning began a special prayer for peace as part of the 500 centenary celebrations marking the birth of St Teresa of Avila.Â The Pope led the hour of prayer at the Casa Santa Marta before saying Mass along with the Superior General of the Discalced Carmelite Order, Father Saverio CannestrÃ .
The worldwide Teresian family is participating in this initiative including Carmelite priest Fr Eugene McCaffrey from the Avila Carmelite Centre in Dublin, Ireland, who is also written on St Teresa.Read More
03/26/15 7:18 am
(Vatican Radio) Â It is not âcold doctrineâ that brings joy, but faith, and the hope of meeting Jesus. Â He who cannot rejoice is an unhappy believer: thatâs what the Pope said in his homily at Thursday morningâs Mass in Santa Marta in the Vatican.
Abrahamâs joy upon hearing that as God promised, he may become a father inspired Pope Francisâ reflection Thursday.Â Commenting on the dayâs readings, Pope Francis remarked that Abraham is old, as well as his wife Sara, but he believes and opens "his heart to hope" and is "full of consolation." Jesus reminds the doctors of the law that Abraham "rejoiced" to see his day "and was full of joy":Read More