UPCOMING WOMEN’S CURSILLO FEB 15–18

When was the last time you did something for yourself?  When was the last time you took time to grow in faith, to grow in grace?  When was the last time you took time to grow in your responsibilities as a Catholic? 

Perhaps now is the time to think about making a Cursillo.  Cursillo is a three-day encounter with Christ.   It is an opportunity to learn more about the faith that we profess. 

It is an opportunity to learn how to more fully live an authentic Christian life.  I encourage you to prayerfully consider making a Cursillo Weekend. **Applications are in the back of the church, or you may download the form here

For more information, please contact Michele Moore at 228-860-1580 or Melanie Moe at 228-219-0616.

Parish Family Christmas Tree- Ornament Pick-Up

We would like to thank everyone who participated with the Parish Family Christmas tree!  If you donated an ornament, you may now pick it up in the back of church.

THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO!

Special Collection- Lenten Dinners

We will have a Special Collection next weekend,  Jan. 20th & 21st to help with initial costs of our parish Lenten dinners.  Please be generous in your support.  Thank you!  Our parish Lenten dinners begin Friday, Feb. 16th.

Bless Your Door on The Epiphany

The gospel tells us that the magi found Christ “on entering the house.” The door to your home is a holy threshold. You can bless those who come in and go out by inscribing above the door in chalk the first two numbers of the year + C + M + B + the last two numbers of the year. Tradition tells us that the letters stand for the names of the magi: Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar. Adolph Adam points out that it may also mean “Christus mansionem benedicat” or “May Christ bless this dwelling.” It’s appropriate to bless your door in January—janua means “door” and the first month is the door to the new year.

After inscribing the doorway, say this prayer:

God of Bethlehem and Cana, God of Jordan’s leaping waters, in baptism you bring us into your family. You wed us and embrace us as your beloved. May we fill this place with kindness to one another, with hospitality to guests, and with abundant care for every stranger.  By the gentle light of a star, guide home all who seek you on paths of faith, hope and love. Then we will join the angels in proclaiming your praise: Glory in heaven and peace on earth, now and for ever. Amen