Honoring Korean Catholic Martyrs
Join us at 1 p.m. Mass on Sunday, September 21 when we will remember the remarkable story of the martyrs of Korea and their great sacrifices, and celebrate the richness of our Korean community. The celebrant for this Mass will be Fr. Jun Hee-Lee.
Learn some interesting facts about the Catholic Church in Korea in this August 2014 article from The Tablet.
Religious Education News
September 25: Adult religious education (RCIA) classes start; Thursday evenings at 7 p.m.
September 27: Virtus Workshop in McLaughlin Hall (OLQM School gym), from 9 a.m. to noon. Attendance required for all volunteers, staff and parents working in ministries involving children. Register at virtus.org.
Ongoing Activities, Upcoming Events
A New Endow Women’s Study Group has started. It’s on St. Catherine of Siena and runs through November 11. Read more…
Attention Singers! Choir rehearsals underway, Tuesday evenings. More…
Photo Gallery Recap: Volunteer Appreciation Picnic 2014
Countdown to the Parish Gala begins … and all other News and Events here
On the Feast Day of St. Lorenzo Ruiz
The 1 p.m. Mass on Sunday, September 28 will be said in honor of the patron saint of the Philippines and the Filipino people, who lived and died defending his Christian faith. A reception in McLaughlin Hall follows.
Learn more about this 17th century protomartyr and saint here (source: Catholic Online).
Prayer for Christians in Iraq
Lord, The plight of Iraq is deep and the suffering of Christians is severe and frightening.
Therefore, we ask you Lord to spare lives, and to grant patience, and courage
to continue the witness of Christian values there with trust and hope.
Lord, peace is the foundation of life;
Grant us the peace and stability that will enable the people of Iraq
to live with each other without fear and anxiety, and with dignity and joy.
Glory be to you forever.
This is a prayer request from the U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops and Pope Francis.
There will be a special collection on September 20/21 weekend. Proceeds will be used by Catholic Relief Services for the aid of persecuted Christians in the Middle East.
Did you know all the stained glass windows on the north side of the church are dedicated to Christ, and those on the south side are dedicated to Mary? Explore our church’s intricate details in this video from NET-TV (2009 archives). Click on the picture. Fun starts at 1:55 minutes.