Archives for January 2018

January 28, 2018 Homily

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From the Pastor – January 28, 2018

I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their kindred, and will put my words into the mouth of the prophet; the prophet shall tell them all that I command. Whoever will not listen to my words which he speaks in my name, I myself will make him answer for it.  (Dt. 18:18-19) In the Acts of the Apostles, both St. Peter (3:22) and, St. Stephen (7:37) quote the above passage as referring to Jesus.  Jesus is the prophet who came to teach us (in word and deed) how to live according to God’s plan and attain the Kingdom of Heaven.  And when the time came, Jesus sent the Holy Spirit upon His Apostles to guide them and us through the Holy Catholic Church.  But Jesus foretold that some would not listen to His words, and He warned us that we would be persecuted for following … [Read more...]

January 21, 2018 Homily

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From the Pastor – January 21, 2018

After John had been arrested, Jesus came to Galilee proclaiming the gospel of God: “This is the time of fulfillment. The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.”  (Mk. 1:14-15) The words above are the first words spoken by Jesus in the Gospel of Mark.  How are we to interpret them?  Clearly the words evidence the reality that occurred when God was incarnate in the person of Jesus Christ.  If God is incarnate, then “this is the time of fulfillment”; all of the prophecies have been fulfilled.  And if Jesus is present, then the Kingdom of God is present, since the Kingdom is present where the King is present.  But what about the middle part “repent and believe in the Gospel”? There are different ways to understand the words “repent and believe in the Gospel.  They … [Read more...]

Catholic Schools Week

January 28–February 3, 2018 Sponsored by NCEA, CSW is an annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. Schools typically observe the week with Masses, open houses and other activities for students, families, parishioners and community members. Through these events, schools focus on the value Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to Church, local communities and the nation. This year’s theme is Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed. Please keep St Stephen Catholic School in your prayers this week! … [Read more...]

Notre Dame Seminary Lay Programs Open House

Notre Dame Seminary Lay Programs is hosting an Open House for all interested students on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, from 6:00-8:00 PM with doors opening up at 5:45 PM. This event will take place in the Pastoral Center on the campus of NDS. Come learn information from faculty, hear stories from students, and network with potential classmates while enjoying delicious food and refreshments. Please click to download the flyer. … [Read more...]

Christ in the City

All young adults (ages 18-39) are welcome to join Archbishop Aymond on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at 7:00 PM for Christ in the City, an evening of Eucharistic Adoration held at the Chapel at Notre Dame Seminary. The hour-long service of adoration includes a reflection, music, silent time for prayer, and the opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. A social will follow at Archbishop Aymond's residence. … [Read more...]

January 14, 2018 Homily

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December 31, 2017 Homily

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