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What's a Parish Community to do... How about Host a Drive-Thru

What's a Parish Community to do... How about Host a Drive-Thru By Mark Shapleigh, Director of Business and Administration Aren’t these extraordinary times? We’re not able to attend Mass or to engage with others in our traditional manner. The school has been empty for weeks. We’ve all been cooped u ...

The Prayer Life of a Parish Never Stops Even in a Pandemic

The Prayer Life of a Parish Never Stops Even in a Pandemic By Sr. Denise Herrmann, CSA, Pastoral Associate & Director of Liturgy and RCIA As the news of COVID-19 came upon our country along with the publication of precautions that were necessary to prevent its spreading, Church officials stepp ...

Queen of Americas Mission in Cambria

Queen of Americas Mission in Cambria Over the last two years, St. Maria Goretti has taken an active role in supporting the Queen of Americas Mission in Cambria and its community members. These members are seasonal employees at the food processing plants in Cambria and are the latest in a long line ...

Finding the Spark in Youth Ministry

Lily Rozeski (pictured first row, second from the right) with friends from St. Maria Goretti’s Youth Ministry and the Diocese of Madison. Finding the Spark in Youth Ministry By Lily Rozeski, Youth Ministry Participant Growing up in a devout Catholic family, I have always considered myself having ...

Why is Lent a Penitential Season?

Why is Lent a Penitential Season? By Fr. Bill Van Wagner, Parochial Vicar During the Lenten season, the Church asks us to take up three particular practices to highlight the important significance of this penitential season: prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. While those three things ought to be par ...

Listen to God’s Voice and Follow Him

Listen to God’s Voice and Follow Him Make this the best Lent ever. God the Father tells us, “Jesus is his beloved Son and we should listen to him.” This is exactly what we should do “listen to him.” Listening to Christ means getting to know him and following his lead. When parents instruct their c ...

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