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Raising Awareness of Human Trafficking

The Church celebrates the life of Saint Josephine Bakhita / Santa Josefina Bakhita on February 8. Saint Josephine was kidnapped as a child and sold into slavery in Sudan and […]read more

Honoring Saint Valentine

Saint Valentine is not officially honored on the Church’s liturgical calendar. Still, this third-century saint is well-celebrated every February 14. Saint Valentine’s Day is rooted in an act of disobedience. […]read more

Celebrate Catholic Schools

Catholic school students, faculty, staff, and families will be observing Celebrate Catholic Schools Week from January 29 to February 4. The theme this year is Catholic Schools: Faith. Excellence. Service. […]read more

May God Bless Pope Benedict XVI

We thank God for Pope Benedict XVI’s seventy-seven years of priesthood, including his decades as a bishop and cardinal, and finally, his reign as Pope from 2005 to 2013. We […]read more

Website Spotlight: Saints and Feasts Calendar

Keep track of holy days, feast days of saints, and Church observances with our Saints and Feasts Calendar. If a saint is remembered in the day’s Mass, you’ll find it […]read more

Over the Christmas Break

It’s not Christmas yet, but try to tell a young child that! We know that many of you will be suspending your classes over the Christmas holidays. You may wish […]read more

¡Viva, Cristo Rey!

A man whose feast day falls appropriately close to the Solemnity of Christ the King is Blessed Miguel Pro of Mexico. His feast day is November 23. He was martyred […]read more

Around the Corner: All Saints’ Day

After the flurry of the first few weeks of class, you may be looking ahead to the Church holy days on the horizon. The Church will celebrate All Saints’ Day […]read more

Harvest Time Saints and Saints Who Labored

Saints provide excellent models of service and faith to children. It’s never too early to introduce the children to saints, any one of whom may become a lifelong inspiration. Play Harvest […]read more

A Crabby Saint? Yes!

Saint Jerome is proof that saints aren’t perfect. In fact, Saint Jerome was known as crabby, irritable, and sarcastic. Yet he still made it to sainthood—of course, by asking for […]read more

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