Meet our Confirmation Students!
This week: Grace Wagner!
Hi, my name is Grace and my birthday is May 1, 2003. I was born in China and I was 11 years old when I moved to the U.S. My sisters and brothers are Danny Wagner, Michelle Wartgow, Liz Running, and Katie, Reese, Emma, Noah, Leah, and Anna Wagner. My parents are Dan and Cindy Wagner. I want to be confirmed to be more a part of God.
St. John of the Cross
"Let us rejoice, O my Beloved!" December 14th is the feast of mystic, poet, and reformer, St. John of the Cross. St. Teresa of Avila enlisted his assistance in reforming the Carmelite order. The proposed reforms didn't go over well, and John was imprisoned. Rather than become discouraged or defiant, John turned to prayer. His time in prison resulted in some of the greatest mystical poetry the Church has seen. After his escape, his efforts were recognized and honored by the Carmelites. While he was appointed to the highest office in his order, dissension forced him into solitude again. Following Christ isn't always easy, nor will it always be received well by everyone around us. John of the Cross teaches us that these challenges can be opportunities to unite ourselves closer to Jesus.
Calendar of Events
Dec 12: gr K-9 have class Reconciliation for gr 3-5
2nd gr Reconciliation retreat/Sacrament; 6pm; IC
12-14: Altaration DVD (explaining the parts of the Mass) 9am; part 3 of 4; 15 min.
Dec 16: 3rd Sunday of Advent
Dec 19: all classes meet ; Reconciliation; grades 6-11 & parish; 7pm; SA
12-21: Altaration DVD (explaining the parts of the Mass) 9am; part 4 of 4; 15 min.
“It is great wisdom to know how to be silent and to look at neither the remarks, nor the deeds, nor the lives of others.”
~St. John of the Cross