The MIB Serra Series will take place at noon on Saturday, June 4, in Kokomo Municipal Stadium. The priests of our diocese will play the seminarians in a softball game, and all ticket sales for this event benefit the Diocesan Seminarian Fund.
At just $5 per ticket or $20 per family it’s a family-friendly deal you won’t want to miss! You will definitely want to bring out your family in support of Fr. Hasser, Fr. Arbuckle, Deacon Aaron, Deacon Neterer and their brother priests as they battle the Seminarian team, including Kokomo’s own Cole Daily, Sean Aaron, and James DeOreo. Bragging rights are on the line in this first-ever showdown on the diamond! VIP seating is available and sponsors are being sought – for details contact email@example.com. Like us on Facebook at Serra Club of Kokomo to help spread the word. Batter up!
The weekend of February 27/28, our parish is rolling out a great gift that we’ve purchased for all of our parishioners. It’s an online platform called FORMED. Edward Sri, who is again speaking at this year’s HFCC, has attempted to compile some of the best Catholic resources in one place—including programs like the Catholicism series by Bishop Barron, full-length movies like Padre Pio—Miracle Man, an array of wonderful CDs from Lighthouse Catholic Media, and ebooks like Scott & Kimberly Hahn’s Rome Sweet Home. Through these resources, you’ll encounter great speakers like Dr. Tim Gray, Dr. Edward Sri, Dr. Mary Healy, Chris Stefanick, Dr. Scott Hahn, Bishop Robert Barron, Jason Everett, Fr. Leo Patalinghug, and so many more. This is truly meant to be your one stop for all things solidly Catholic for the whole family!
With this resource, you have the Catholic faith at your fingertips, whenever and wherever it is convenient for you. Whether you want to go back and refresh yourself on the basics of the faith, delve deeply in some more advanced topics, or just enjoy some wholesome entertainment, there is something available for you. This resource won’t replace the things we already offer at the parish, but they should be a great tool for personal formation and for small groups to gather together to grow in their faith and to support one another.
This amazing resource is only in its infancy, and new resources are constantly being added. In future bulletins, we will highlight the resources that are available and suggest ways that you can integrate FORMED into your life—whether it’s following up on a homily, hearing adult presentations about topics your children are studying at our school or in SRE, using the ebooks for your spiritual reading and prayer, or simply establishing relationships with other parishioners who wish to become intentional disciples.
Our parish just got“FORMED”—so now what do I do? 1. Go to any device you like (tablet, smart phone, computer, etc.)
2. Take the code that we will give you at Mass.
* It’s on the poster in the narthex and at the other entrances.
* It’s on the business cards also in the narthex.
* You can even call the parish office to ask for it, if you need.
3. Go to the website: formed.org 4. Scroll down to where it says, “Does your parish already have FORMED?”
5. Enter our code and hit submit.
6. Enter the information to create your account. You’ll use this information to log on for future sessions from all of your devices (no need for separate accounts).
7. You’re ready to go!
If you need assistance, check out this step-by-step guide to FORMED: CLICK HERE. You will receive the code the weekend of Feb. 27/28.
For technical support, click on “ParishCare” underneath “My Account”.
For all parish-level questions, contact Chad Grube at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (765) 452-6021 ext. 324.
We’re committed to putting the best tools available in our parishioners’ hands; it is now left up to you to use those resources to follow Christ more closely and to seek to be truly FORMED.
“Show Mercy Like the Father” On December 8, Pope Francis will lead the Church around the world into the Holy Year of Mercy which will conclude on November 20, 2016. http://dol-in.org/jubilee-of-mercy
Don’t forget to pick up your gift from St. Patrick which is the Magnificat Year of Mercy Companion found at the church exits! The Year of Mercy Companion is a comprehensive page-a-day booklet to help you encounter and share the Father’s mercy.
There are two churches in the Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana that will have designated “Doors of Mercy”. The location of the doors, as well as the date and time of the opening of the doors, is listed below:
– Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception 1207 Columbia Street Lafayette, 47901 11:00am Mass on Sunday, December 13, 2015
– St. Mary Church 2300 W Jackson Street Muncie, IN 47303 11:00am Mass on Sunday, December 13, 2015
No matter how long you have been away for whatever reason, we INVITE YOU to consider renewing your relationship with the Catholic Church. Visit CatholicsComeHome.org for a great resource. “Yet even now, says the Lord, return to me with your whole heart…” Joel 2:12
Does anything in the box on the left sound familiar? When living and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ we’re often met with resistance and even ridicule or hatred.
“Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you and utter every kind of evil against you (falsely) because of me. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven. Thus they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” – Matthew 5:11-12
Pray the Rosary daily for world peace. Pray for an end to violence, particularly in the Middle East. Pray for the innocents who are suffering. Pray for the military and their families.
Pray for the conversion of hearts.
Check out the video below from Fr. Barron & the seminarians of Mundelein Seminary. “Christ’s invitation to the priesthood is an invitation to a way of life that is athletic in its intensity and heroic in its form.” – Fr. Robert Barron, www.WordonFire.org