“See what love the Father has bestowed on us, that we may be called children of God.” –1 John 3:1
At the core of our being is a desire for meaningful connection and authentic relationship. We long to love and be loved, but how often do we just feel lonely?
As we search for ways to escape these feelings of isolation, there comes a small, quiet whisper that pierces through to the depths of our heart: “You are never alone, because you are Mine.”
This summer, over 50,000 Catholic teens across North America will attend one of 24 Steubenville Youth Conferences to encounter the God who calls us His sons and daughters. Come and experience His overwhelming love for you. You belong here.
Teens from St. Charles and St. Joseph-St. Mary will attend the Steubenville Youth Conference from July 12-14, 2019. Registration is open to YM3 & parishioner families through April 15th. After that, any open spots still available will be offered to other teens from the community who would like to attend. Cost for the conference is $150.00. $75.00 is required to reserve your teens spot. The remaining $75.00 is due before the conference. Parents are asked to fill out the online Steubenville Expectations form, the online Steubenville Registration and Waiver form, and the Steubenville Liability form (the link to this form can be found at the bottom of the Registration and Waiver form). Contact Natalie Klackle with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus, Dominus Deus Sabaoth. Pleni sunt caeli et terra gloria tua. Hosanna in excelsis. Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini. Hosanna in excelsis.
Translation: Sanctus = holy Dóminus = Lord Deus = God Sábaoth = of heavenly armies Pleni = full of sunt = are caeli = heaven et = and terra = earth glória = glory tua = your Hosána = praise or adoration excélsis = the highest Benedictus = blessed qui = who venit = (He) comes in nómine = in the name Dómini – of the Lord.
Memorial Acclamation 309-B
Mysterium fidei! Literally: Mysterium = the mystery; fidei = of faith.
The Mystery of Faith! We all respond: Mortem tuam annuntiamus, Domine, et tuam resurrectionem confitemur, donec venias. Mortem = death tuam = Your annuntiamus = we announce or proclaim Domine = Lord.
We proclaim Your death, O Lord. et = and tuam = Your resurectionem = resurrection confitemur = confess.
And confess Your resurrection. donec = until venias = come.
Until You Come The whole acclamation: Mortem tuam annuntiamus, Domine, We proclaim Your death, O Lord, et tuam resurrectionem confitemur, and confess Your resurrection, donec venias. until You come
Agus Dei 313-B
Agnus Dei, Lamb of God qui tolis peccata mundi, who takes away the sins of the world, miserere nobis. have mercy on us. Agnus Dei, Lamb of God qui tolis peccata mundi, who takes away the sins of the world, miserere nobis. have mercy on us. Agnus Dei, Lamb of God qui tolis peccata mundi, who takes away the sins of the world, dona nobis pacem. grant us peace.
This Lent we can grow in holiness. It is possible! Set a goal, make a plan to stay after Mass for the 6 weeks of Lent to watch Bishop Barron’s Three Paths to Holiness videos. We will show one 20 minute video after all Masses.
Beginning the weekend of March 9 and 10
¨ St. Mary’s in the Activity Center
¨ St. Joseph’s in the gym
¨ St. Charles in McKinney Hall
Study guides will be available for purchase for $12 to
continue your reflection throughout the week.
If it is a coffee and rolls or breakfast Sunday, the videos will begin after the fellowship.
Families can plan to stay at all three churches and after all Masses. There will be a children’s video for ages 10 and younger on a life of a saint for viewing in another room in the buildings so all will be learning about growing in holiness. Youth 11 years and older can join their parents.
In the Sacrament of Reconciliation we are forgiven by God and reconciled to the Church. We invite you to experience the love of Christ through this sacrament at our Lenten Communal Penance Service Sunday, March 17th from 4-6:00 pm at St. Joseph Church. Join parishioners and friends as we acknowledge our need for forgiveness from sin and reconciliation with God in preparation for the Feast of the Resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ. A number of priests will be available for confessions.
In a continuing effort to be as transparent as possible, Bishop Walkowiak has taken time to create a video message for the faithful of the Diocese of Grand Rapids ahead of the worldwide meeting of bishops at the Vatican. The worldwide meeting, which will gather presidents of bishops’ conferences from around the world to discuss the clergy sexual abuse scandal and our global response as a Catholic Church will take place from Feb. 21 – 24. The video addresses the meeting and some of the frequently asked questions he has received from parishioners.