Church News/Articles

U.S. and Canadian Catholic Bishops to Seek Intercession of Mary, Mother of the Church, for Strength in Struggle Against COVID-19

WASHINGTON – As the world continues to face the ongoing effects of the global pandemic of the coronavirus, Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has announced that the U.S. bishops will join the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops on May 1 in renewing the…

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Pastor Rick, Lakeland UMC – April 21, 2020

Good Morning, This might be difficult to do in these trying times that we find ourselves in but it might also increase our faith; and we could all use help in that area. I have accepted a challenge from my friend at Seedbed, J.D. Walt, to fast one day per week for at least 40…

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St. Anthony of Padua Church – Counting Prayers

HOW TO PRAY THE ROSARY   Rosary beads help Catholics count their prayers. More importantly, Catholics pray the rosary as a means of entreaty to ask God for a special favor, such as helping a loved one recover from an illness, or to thank God for blessings received — a new baby, a new job, a new moon.…

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New Poem: I Am Resolved

By James H. Cagle I greet in a moment an open threshold, The birthing of an unblemished year; Unfurrowed by heartache and sorrow, Undiminished by a single bitter tear. It’s a golden span of time I’m allotted, A priceless gift I’ll use a little of each day; Through which I will sow the seeds that…

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