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Queen of Americas Mission in Cambria

Queen of Americas Mission in Cambria By Deacon Dick Martin, Outreach Coordinator 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 ...

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 ...

Left Hand…Right Hand…All Hands

Left Hand…Right Hand…All Hands By Sr. Denise Herrmann, CSA, Pastoral Associate & Director of Liturgy and RCIA “…do not let your left hand know what your right is doing...” This line is from the familiar Gospel we hear every Ash Wednesday for the start of Lent. This injunction from Jesus to his ...

Quieting the Book Racks

St. Maria Goretti parishioner and volunteer, Bill Schneider. Quieting the Book Racks By Sr. Denise Herrmann, CSA, Pastoral Associate & Director of Liturgy and RCIA When Bill Schneider and his wife Catherine joined our parish, they heard a distinct sound in our church that they hadn’t heard in ...

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