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Thursday
Apr212016

Eucharistic Adoration/Adoración Eucarística

Join us this Friday, May 6th from 6pm-8pm for Eucharistic Adoration in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. Adoration is the first attitude of man acknowledging that he is a creature before his Creator. It exalts the greatness of the Lord who made us and the almighty power of the Savior who sets us free from evil. Adoration is homage of the spirit to the "King of Glory," respectful silence in the presence of the "ever greater" God. Adoration of the thrice-holy and sovereign God of love blends with humility and gives assurance to our supplications. 

Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 2628

http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/prayers-and-devotions/adoration/

Ven y acompáñanos este viernes 6 de mayo de 6pm-8pm a nuestra Adoración Eucarística al Santísimo Sacramento del Altar. La adoración es la primera actitud del hombre que se reconoce criatura ante su Creador. Exalta la grandeza del Señor que nos ha hecho (cf Sal 95, 1-6) y la omnipotencia del Salvador que nos libera del mal. Es la acción de humillar el espíritu ante el “Rey de la gloria” (Sal 14, 9-10) y el silencio respetuoso en presencia de Dios “siempre [...] mayor” (San Agustín, Enarratio in Psalmum 62, 16). La adoración de Dios tres veces santo y soberanamente amable nos llena de humildad y da seguridad a nuestras súplicas.

Catecismo de la Iglesia Católica, no. 2628

http://www.vatican.va/archive/catechism_sp/p4s1c1a3_sp.html

Thursday
Apr072016

Honoring Our Blessed Mother in May

The Queen of Heaven is so revered for her relationship with Christ and her love and guidance of her earthly children, the Catholic Church has dedicated the month of May in her honor.

In his 1965 encyclical, “Mense Maio,” Pope Paul VI wrote about the importance of Mary’s intercession for all the world, explaining that those who encounter her, encounter her Son, Jesus:

“For what other reason do we continually turn to Mary except to seek the Christ in her arms, to seek our Savior in her, through her, and with her? To Him men are to turn amid the anxieties and perils of this world, urged on by duty and driven by the compelling needs of their heart, to find a haven of salvation, a transcendent fountain of life.”

Pope Paul VI went on to write May is the month Christians offer the Virgin Mother more “fervent and loving acts of homage and veneration; and it is the month in which a greater abundance of God’s merciful gifts comes down to us from our Mother’s throne.”

During the month of May, we honor her motherly and queenly majesty from every corner of the earth.

http://www.catholicsun.org/2013/05/15/our-blessed-mother-honoring-the-virgin-mary-in-may/

Thursday
Apr072016

Worldwide Marriage Encounter/Encuentro Matrimonial Mundial 

If you are suffering from an abortion, experience the love of Jesus Christ at a Project Rachel weekend retreat April 29-May 1, 2016. The weekend retreat, for both women and men, will combine discussions, spiritual exercises, the sacrament of reconciliation, a Memorial Service and

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Thursday
Apr072016

St. Stephen’s Theology & Film Special Presentation

Tuesday, May 10, at 6pm in Room 125 We’ll view and discuss Still Mine (rated PG-13, 112 minutes) Synopsis: An elderly couple fight against local authorities in rural New Brunswick to build their final home. Still Mine is another splendid drama about the challenges and rewards of conscious aging. This Canadian film written and directed by Michael McGowan is a love story that touches the heart with its uplifting portrait of a couple enduring a storm of troubles with fearlessness, courage, and

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