On Sunday, February 22, our parish catechumens and candidates celebrated the Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion with Cardinal Wuerl at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. View photographs taken during the Rite.
Information regarding the Spring 2015 semester of the English as a Second Language Program for Adults is now available. Registrations will be accepted through February 8. (Ya está disponible la información sobre el semestre Primavera 2015 del Programa de Inglés como Segundo Idioma para adultos. Las inscripciones empezaron el 8 de enero y continúan hasta el 8 de febrero.) Click here for information on English language classes for adults. (Oprima aquí para ver la información correspondiente a las clases de inglés para adultos.)
In their statement on Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, the U.S. Catholic bishops apply Catholic teaching to many important issues affecting human life and dignity. One issue is "affordable and accessible health care" for all, which is "an essential safeguard or human life and a fundamental human right." They bishops also note that we should be able to provide healthcare without compromising religious convictions.
In their statement on Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, the U.S. Catholic bishops remind Catholics about the call to participate in political life. "In the Catholic tradition," they write, "responsible citizenship is a virtue, and participation in political life is a moral obligation" (no. 13). For a brief summary of the U. S. bishops' statement, click here. Visit www.faithfulcitizenship.org today to read the statement, watch videos, download podcasts, and access other great resources.
In their statement on Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, the U.S. Catholic bishops apply Catholic teaching to many important issues affecting human life and dignity. One issue is "Wars, terror, and violence which raise serious moral questions on the use of force and its human and moral costs in a dangerous world, particularly the absence of justice, security, and peace in the Holy Land and throughout the Middle East" (Introductory Note).
The Homeless Ministry needs additional volunteers to provide donations of breakfast food for the poor and homeless who visit our parish on Monday mornings for breakfast, Bible study, a bagged lunch, and toiletries.