Kelly Meraw featured on “Catholic Women Preach” for the Third Sunday of Easter

Kelly Meraw featured on “Catholic Women Preach” for the Third Sunday of Easter

Kelly Meraw, Director of Pastoral Care and Liturgy for the Collaborative and Director of Music for St. John the Evangelist Parish, is featured this week on the Catholic Women Preach website. 

Preaching for the Third Sunday of Easter, Kelly reflects on Jesus’ final post-resurrection appearance and what it means for our Church today:

“In his threefold affirmation of love for Jesus, Peter is guided to the most integral mark of an intimate lover of Christ: limitless love and mercy. Peter must be reminded of his need for Christ’s mercy in order to ultimately be the conduit of it. Teaching Peter that ‘to love is to forgive’ is our Lord’s last blueprint entrusted to a Church who is asked to spill divine mercy over a world in desperate need of it. A Church who is asked to confront their own finite love and follow the movement of the Holy Spirit into a radical, unbounded love…

Intentional Listening Sessions Start This Sunday, May 1!

Intentional Listening Sessions Start This Sunday, May 1!

Please join us at one of our Intentional Listening Sessions!  Invite family, friends, neighbors – people of all ages and faith backgrounds. Pope Francis wants to hear from all of us – the whole Church!  He is inviting all of us to share our joys, our sorrows, and our dreams for the Church.

Registration is not required for the in-person listening sessions – all our welcome! 

Sunday, May 1 at 1:00pm at St. John (Powers Hall)

Thursday, May 5 at 7:00pm at St. Paul (Parish Hall)…

Synod Update: “Question of the Week” and Listening Sessions

Synod Update: “Question of the Week” and Listening Sessions

We invite you to actively participate in our Synodal Listening Initiative by taking a copy of this week’s ‘Question of the Week’ card located in the lobby of the church:

If you were having coffee with Pope Francis what would you say?

The question can be answered on the card provided and dropped in the box in the lobby, or submitted online.  (If you missed last week’s question – When have you felt most welcome in the Catholic Church? When have you felt most excluded in the Catholic Church? – you can answer that one too!)

Our schedule of in-person and virtual listening sessions here at the Collaborative begin next week…

Easter Collection for the Clergy Trust

Easter Collection for the Clergy Trust

The collection at all Easter Masses will benefit Clergy Trust which provides programs and support to care for the health and well-being of all active and senior diocesan priests in good standing. By supporting this collection, you are helping to ensure that our active priests receive the care they need to continue their important work and our senior priests have support and access to quality care. This collection is a critical source of funding for the Trust and your generosity is greatly appreciated.

To donate online…

Good Friday, April 15

Good Friday, April 15

9:00am Morning Prayer at St. Paul Church

12:00pm Walk with the Cross at St. John Church (a family-friendly Outdoor Walk with the Cross)

12:00pm Stations of the Cross at St. Paul Church

3:00pm Stations of the Cross at St. John Church

3:00pm Celebration of the Lord’s Passion at St. Paul Church

7:30pm Celebration of the Lord’s Passion at St. John Church…