For Our Parish Feast Day (Our Lady of Sorrows): Sung Mass at 12:05 p.m. on Monday, September 15
Religious Education Classes Start September 17
Our program is for all children who attend public and private schools, from 1st grade through high school. Registration is ongoing. It’s not too late. School calendar and other details here.
Virtus Workshop on Saturday, September 27 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.
New in September
Brand-New Endow Women’s Study Group has just started. It’s on St. Catherine of Siena and runs through November 11. Read more…
Attention Singers! Choir rehearsals underway, Tuesday evenings. More…
Countdown to the Parish Gala begins. That and all other News and Events here
Honoring Korean Catholic Martyrs
Join us at the 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.
Learn some interesting facts about the Catholic Church in Korea in this August 2014 article from The Tablet.
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.