A parish, its choir, and its 93-year-old pastor would have been forgiven if they needed a breather a week after celebrating the rich liturgies of Holy Week and Easter.
When Father Angelo Bartulica arrived at Our Lady of Lourdes parish in late winter 2014 to begin as pastor, he told the parishioners that a perpetual adoration chapel was needed.
On the morning of Monday, 30 March 2015, our beloved confrere, Father Francis Stuart, O.S.B., choosing to anticipate the earthly celebration of the Lord’s Resurrection, set aside worldly cares to enter the perfect joy of heaven, in full hope of at last encountering his Risen Lord face to face.
As the weather warms up, we hear birds chirping and see flowers blooming; we know summer is on its way
Peals of joyous laughter float from the back part of the St. Catherine’s SPRED Center as you knock on the door.
There’s a quote about the elderly that Francesca Brownsberger will never forget:
“Every life matters.”
It’s a bit hard to imagine.
St. Patrick, bishop, confessor and patron of Ireland and things Irish, would have felt at home.
For the last 18 years, Our Lady of the Presentation School has hosted a Respect Life Education Day for seventh and eighth graders …