Mary, Mother of the Church…A New Feast Day for our Blessed Mother!

Did you know?  Today is a new feast day for Mary, under the title Mother of the Church, instituted by Pope Francis as a Memorial.  This new feast in the Roman calendar will take place every year on the Monday following Pentecost.  The devotion to Mary, Mother of the Church, reflected in the Mariology of Church Tradition and in the writings of the Church Fathers, used to be celebrated as a Votive Mass since Pope Paul VI inserted into the calendar during the Holy Year of Reconciliation in 1975.


For more information, please see the Vatican Press news article from March 5, 2018 at:–mother-of-church.html

Happy birthday, Church!

Today is Pentecost.

The birthday of the Church.

As a member of the Church, a living stone as it were, today is YOUR birthday, too.


Have some birthday cake!

Give thanks to God for bringing the Church into being!


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Fatima 101st Anniversary to be Celebrated at CK!

Our Lady of Fatima

Join us this coming Sunday, May 13th, at 1:30 p.m. in the chapel for an hour of praise, recitation of the Holy Rosary, and Adoration, to honor the request of Our Lady of Fatima:  to pray for peace and the conversion of hearts, and to receive abundant graces.  For more information, please see church bulletin from Sunday, May 6th or contact Deacon Mikhail Alnajjar.

Hope and Healing: CA Bishops Address Mental Health Care

hopeThe bishops of California released this well-written letter which addresses the needs of those suffering with mental health issues and what Catholics can do to help.

The letter can be read on or downloaded from their website (in English, Spanish, Vietnamese):


Happy Feast of St. Mark!

Today we celebrate the Feast of St. Mark the Evangelist.  From the Collect (Roman Missal, 3rd edition):

O God, who raised up Saint Mark, your Evangelist, and endowed him with the grace to preach the Gospel, grant, we pray, that we may so profit from his teaching as to follow faithfully in the footsteps of Christ. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.


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Go to church regularly, live longer…

According to a new study, seniors who went to church regularly live longer and happier, on average, than those who do not.

seniors live longer ap article