Meet our Confirmation Students!
This week: Jeanna Scanlon
Hi, my name is Jeanna Scanlon! I am 16, and am in the 11th grade. My mom and dad are Mike and Robi, who support me in many ways. I am involved in cross country, basketball, track, FBLA, choir, band, colorguard, the musical, and jazz. On my free time, I really enjoy being with my friends and family, and doing art projects. I hope when I am confirmed I can teach the love and story of God and Jesus to younger kids. I think it is very important for everyone to have a connection with God and to be informed about Him. I am very blessed and lucky to have the opportunity to be confirmed! I would like to thank my Family, CCD teachers, and God for leading me through my journey.
St. Francis Xavier
This week is the feast of St. Francis Xavier. As a young man, Xavier met Ignatius of Loyola at the University of Paris. Xavier was inspired by his
friend’s zeal and devotion. When Xavier was 31, he became one of the first members of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits). The order presented themselves to the Pope for service as missionaries. Xavier would spend the rest of his life traveling the world and spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ. He served side by side with the poor in India, modern-day Malaysia, Pacific Islands, and ultimately Japan.
Rather than imposing on the people,
Xavier wore local dress and arranged translations of religious texts into the local language. It’s estimated that he baptized 30,000 people. His charismatic joy is an inspiration for all who want to bring people to Christ.
Calendar of Events:
12-7: Altaration DVD (explaining the parts of the Mass) 9am; part 2 of 4; 15 min.
Dec 9: 2nd Sunday of Advent
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.
The better friends you are, the straighter you can talk, but while you are only on nodding terms, be slow to scold. ~St. Francis Xavier