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World Youth Day

August 1 – 6, 2023

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Pope Francis' Photo during WYD 2

World Meeting Of Families June 22-26, 2022


The tenth World Meeting of Families will take place in Rome, June 22-26 2022.
The World Meeting of Families is a large gathering of the Catholic Church that takes place every three years and in different places around the world. It was created in 1994 by Pope St. John Paul II.

Pope Francis announced that the World Meeting of Families celebration would not take place in the usual format but will be multi-centered and spread out throughout dioceses and homes all over the world. Therefore, everyone will have an opportunity to participate in this ecclesial experience by listening to and follow the Meeting in Rome with the Holy Father via live streaming. Visit

Religion Teacher/Catechist Certification Program and Adult Faith Studies

Religious Education

Exploring the Faith

Marriage & Family Life

A gift of self, a vocation to love

Youth Ministry

Building a relationship with Christ

Young Adult Ministry

Finding our place in our Church and world

Bible Study Workshops

Coming up:

The Book of Psalms: Sept. 10, Oct. 1, and Oct. 29, 2022

The Book of Proverbs: Nov. 19, 2022

The Book of Wisdom: April 22, 2023

All sessions are held on Saturdays,

9 to 11:30 a.m.

At Bishop Howard Memorial Auditorium (Curia)

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Featured Articles


The Holy Family: An icon of Catholic life

By Father Conor Kunath. In the eighth century, the Church…

During Year of Family Pope Francis asks faithful to reflect on moving ‘towards a better education of children’

By David Cooley. The seventh chapter of Pope Francis’ post-synodal…

SUMMIT21 – Eucharistic Retreat

By David Cooley. For 15 years young people in the Diocese…

Changing the world — It’s a family thing

By Brad Torline. Salvation came into the world through a family. Mary…

Let us Pray:

Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer,
Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
To you God entrusted his only Son;
in you Mary placed her trust;
with you Christ became man.

Blessed Joseph, to us too,
show yourself a father
and guide us in the path of life.
Obtain for us grace, mercy, and courage,
and defend us from every evil.  Amen.