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Come, Holy Spirit!

Better Together is more than a phrase for us; it is an invitation to go deeper into what it means to be a Catholic Christian. Our pastoral planning process is underway and everyone has a role.

"See How they Love One Another"

The Church in a pandemic
Frequently Asked Questions

As we continue our efforts to protect one another from the serious effects of the coronavirus, these FAQs are offered to assist the faithful in understanding the instructions and decrees promulgated by Bishop W. Shawn McKnight. 

Message From the Bishop

This Advent promises to be like none other. With the pandemic raging, it is important to find ways to nurture our faith as we look forward to the great feast of the Incarnation, the Son of God becoming one of us. Many of us will miss being with loved ones in person. Many will also miss the beautiful traditions of small faith groups, penance services, and in-person parish retreats held during Advent. But perhaps God can use the effects of the pandemic, even the isolating effect of social distancing, for good. What if we were able to take advantage of this shuttering of our busy lives to observe Advent as our Church has always encouraged us to do: a time of reflection, a time of quieting, a time of stillness, to make room for Christ in our daily lives?


 "As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God's varied grace." (1 Peter 4:10)


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All Christians are called to service by virtue of their baptism. The call to priesthood and religious life is heard at various ages and circumstances of life; God’s call is often incarnated through the words, example, and support of others.

Help us to awaken the call within those called to ordination or vowed religious life.

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