Joel and Lisa, married with three children, launched The Practicing Catholic in 2010 where they write about living an intentionally, joyfully Catholic life. Lisa is the co-host of Catholic Women Now. Joel is in formation to be ordained to the permanent diaconate in 2014 and has developed a ministry to promote healing from miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant loss.
We’re not perfect, and we don’t profess to be.
But we’re trying … practicing, you might say.
PARENTS: Meet for dinner & talk
in main level parish hall at 6:00
CHILDCARE if needed: Meet for dinner & play
in lower level at 6:00
FREE - NO CHARGE
Walking with Purpose
Seven Priorities that Make Life Work
$3 in Gathering Space
(see book table)
Feel like you are doing so many things that you aren't doing them well? Uncover the key to living a busy life with inner calm by identifying key priorities and doing first what matters most.
So you can rest in God’s unconditional love, experience new hope in your marriage,
reach your child’s heart, create clarity in a cluttered home, find friendships that go below the surface. The abundant and purposeful life we were created to live is just around the corner.
Praying for Our Adult
Sons and Daughters
$11 Purchase After Mass
June 21-22 or at Parish Office
No one ever stops being a mom or a dad. So when our children become adults, we still worry about them—and want to care for them. One way we can care for them is to lift them up in prayer. When we do so, God's love for them-and for us-is unleashed. We are able to replace our concern with a love that comes from the heart of God. Our Father moves mountains of worry, leaving new hope in its place. Learn to pray for your adult sons and daughters with the kind of power that makes a real difference in matters of the heart.
Lenten Book Study - 2012
How would you like to meet God?
What if you had the opportunity to encounter God in a very real and
personal way each and every week and build a relationship with him that would carry you through the other six days of the week?
That opportunity exists, and you are invited. It’s called the Mass.
Small Group studies are currently underway. 120 copies have been sold.
Call the parish office to purchase a copy ($5) to read on your own.
What parishioners are saying:
The videos made me think about my own faith and how to explain my beliefs to others.
I am more excited about my faith—such exciting stories, people and events.
The scenery-magnificent, the music!!
Fr. Barron’s videos make me want to fall in love with Christ. Makes it all more personal.
Great visuals, always moving, a lot of interesting facts and ways to look at
things you "thought" you knew.
I feel like my time here on Wednesday nights is like a prayer time. I leave feeling like my life is in better balance and I’m renewed to do better the next week.
DVDs in the series:
Check-out the DVDs to watch at home:
Session 1 Who is Jesus? Fully human? God? Is He different than other religious
Session 2 What did Jesus do? What did Jesus say? How do we find joy & happiness?
Session 3 Does God exist? What is the nature of God? Why does evil exit?
Session 4 Why do we honor Mary? What do we believe about her? Is she the mother of God?
Session 5 Who is Peter—as apostle and witness? Who is Paul and what was his mission?
Session 6 Did Jesus build His church on Peter? How is it one, holy, catholic and apostolic?
Session 7 The Eucharist is the "real presence" and has been for over 2,000 years. Learn about the Sacrament of the Eucharist.
Session 8 What is the communion of saints? Learn from four modern day saints.
Session 9 Learn how to pray, raising the mind and heart to God, from three masters.
Session 10 Understand free will, divine life, heaven, hell, purgatory, and life everlasting.
Learn more about each of the ten episodes
EWTN & PBS Schedules for full episodes on TV
Preview online each of the ten episodes
Purchase the box DVD set through Amazon, Wordonfire.com or other outlets.
CATHOLICISM illustrates the truth, goodness and beauty of the Catholic Faith in
an epic media experience. Viewers will witness a vision of the Catholic Faith which has never before been seen. From the lands of The Bible to the great shrines of Europe, from the heartland of America to the mysteries of Asia and the beating heart of Africa, see the passion and glory of the Faith that claims over a billion of the earth’s people.