Month: October 2018

A Reflection from Chris Holownia

A Reflection from Chris Holownia

Published October 2018 Homily on the Feast of St. Matthew (Ephesians 4:1-7,11-13; Matthew 9:9-13) As a young man, Pope Francis often contemplated Caravaggio’s depiction of today’s Gospel scene. He said, “This is me, a sinner on whom the Lord has turned his gaze.” I think that’s key here. People don’t volunteer to be disciples; the initiative is always with Jesus. When people approach Jesus (without first being invited) and say that they want to follow Him, He warns them or challenges them, making them think twice about what they’re saying. He rejects people who suppose they can become disciples on

Informational Meeting for NPH Summer H.S. Immersion Trip – Wednesday, November 7 at 7:30pm in St. Paul Parish Hall

Informational Meeting for NPH Summer H.S. Immersion Trip – Wednesday, November 7 at 7:30pm in St. Paul Parish Hall

Join the St. John-St. Paul Collaborative for a one-week immersion trip to an NPH home this summer. This trip is offered only to current high school students, who will be accompanied by five chaperones from the Collaborative.  Experience first hand how NPH USA transforms the lives of children! You will meet the amazing children, staff, and volunteers of NPH and learn about their daily lives. Whether you are new to NPH or a longtime supporter, visiting our homes is the best way to see what we do in action. While the children are in school, you will help out around the