Praying for the Dead

It is during the month of November that the Church meditates on the Communion of Saints, which is the link with the faithful who have already reached heaven (the Church Triumphant), the faithful departed who are still expiating their sins in Purgatory (the Church Suffering) and of the pilgrim faithful still here on earth (the … Continued

The Feast of the Assumption is this Saturday, August 15

We mentioned August the Catholic church remembers the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The Immaculate Heart of Mary is often pictured as being pierced by a sword, just as the Sacred Heart of Jesus is often pictured as being surrounded by a crown of thorns. In harkening back to the early life of Mary, we are … Continued

Fr McCarthy Sunday Homily: Look for Jesus during the storms in our lives.

This past week Fr McCarthy started his weekly homily talking about how “freaked out” the apostles must have felt when Jesus approached them in the storm walking on water. Then pointed out, how re-assuring it must have been to know Jesus will be there. Listen in to his homily by clicking below:

Why Do We Pray?

As Catholics, we believe that personal prayer is not complete unless our prayers are joined with the community of faith who is the living Body of Christ. The Sunday liturgy is the greatest form of prayer because together we receive the gift of the Holy Eucharist – the very real Presence of the Risen Christ. … Continued

Archbishop Schnurr’s homily and Confirmation at Saint Ann.

Congratulations to the newly confirmed parishioners of Saint Ann. And, thank you Archbishop Schnurr for being here and a part of these parishioner’s special day. Listen in to hear the Archbishop’s thoughts and see our parishioners receive the sacrament of Confirmation.

A Message from Father McCarthy…

A Message from Father McCarthy that he shared in our February newsletter…During the Vatican II Council, one of the major changes to occur was in the celebration of the Liturgy; it is still the same Mass, same rituals and special treasures, but presented in a different package. Yet a major problem with the Novus Ordo … Continued