Category Archives: Faith

Children’s saint procession for All Saint’s Day at Our Lady of Perpetual Help

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To celebrate All Saint’s Day this year, all the children in the religious education program at our church (kindergarten to 8th grade) participated in a procession during Mass to demonstrate their favorite Saints. In my class for First Communicants that … Continue reading

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All Hallow’s Eve

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The name Halloween comes from an older name for October 31st – All Hallow’s Eve. All Hallow’s Eve was celebrated on the vigil (night before) All Saints Day (November 1st) and All Souls Day (November 2nd). Because these two days … Continue reading

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James’ First Holy Communion

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After almost a year of preparation, James went through the Sacrament of Reconciliation (confession) last Wednesday and then received his first Holy Communion during Mass last Sunday. Dorothy Davis is James’ religious education teacher who has taught him lessons every … Continue reading

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Jacob’s confirmation ceremony

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The Archbishop delivered a very good homily about how the confirmed children should take care to choose good friends in life and to stay close to Jesus. As he anointed the children on their foreheads with the holy oil, he … Continue reading

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Archbishop Kurtz’s powerful Easter message of love and hope

alleluia! alleluia!

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10 ways to harness Easter joy

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1. Begin each day by thanking God for all the good things in your life. 2. Give God all of your fears and worries. 3. Offer up the suffering and disappointments you experience. 4. Do something nice for someone. 5. … Continue reading

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