DISCOVERING GOD on the U.S.-MEXICO BORDER

Fr Sean-Carroll-200x2751Fr. Sean Carroll, SJ, executive director of the Kino Border Initiative in Nogales, AZ, will visit Old St. Mary’s to preach at all the weekend Masses on April 30/May 1. Following the 11 a.m. Mass on Sunday, May 1, he will engage in a presentation and conversation about the work of the Kino Border Initiative.  Please plan to join us in Donovan Hall.

PARISH CENTER DEDICATION

Parish Center Dedication PhotoPlease join us on Friday, May 6 at 2 p.m. for the dedication of our new Petermann Parish Center. Archbishop Blaise Cupich will be here to preside at the dedication.

Several Paulists from out-of-town will be present for the dedication. The Paulists making the journey are Paulist President Eric Andrews, former Old St. Mary’s pastors Frank DeSiano and Michael Kallock, and Fr. Thomas Kane, professor of liturgy at the Boston College School of Theology and Pastoral Ministry.

Our school children will have a very special role. Ms. Miranda Farmer, music teacher at the School, has been working with the children to write an alma mater for the school. It will be sung for the first time following the dedication.

Weather permitting, the dedication will take place in the courtyard. Refreshments and the premiere of the Old St. Mary’s School song will follow immediately in the gym transformed for this occasion into an event center.

We hope you are able to come and be a part of this great celebration! It is the culmination of much work including two major capital campaigns.

Our dedication committee has also been hard at work.  There will be a special souvenir dedication booklet distributed that day with extra copies for weekend distribution to those unable to attend.

REACTIONS TO THE POPE’S STATEMENT ON FAMILIES

Fr. Paul is quoted in a New York Times article titled – Catholics Express Hope and Disappointment Over Pope’s Statement on Families. 

Click on the following link to read the article  www.nytimes.com/2016/04/09/world/europe/catholics-express-hope-and-disappointment-over-popes-statement-on-families.html?_r=0