St. Stephens RCIA group page
To keep members informed about the St. Stephens RCIA group.
Mission: To proclaim the Church of Jesus Christ and make disciples of her members.
[03/24/17] You are invited to St. Stephen's Women's Potluck Bunco Monday March 27 at 6:30 in the Parlor. Cost is $5 and a Potluck dish. We are also collecting soft drinks and juices for the Cancer Center. Text Mary [email protected] (432)978-9311 if you are coming- remember to put your name in case you're not already in my Contact folder. Training provided to those who haven't played before. It's easy.
Please pray and fast with us before the election.
Please try to do the following on Monday and Tuesday
Fast - Minimize meals, and don't eat between meals.
Pray - Preferably at least 3 Rosaries per day, but at least one. We need continuous prayer. If you can't pray 3 Rosaries, then try to take 15 to 30 seconds or so periodically during the day to say a Hail Mary or a Memorare. Even if you do pray 3 Rosaries, add in as much additional prayer as possible.
MOST IMPORTANT: Share this with everyone you can. We need to get as many people participating as possible.
ncregister.com The liquefaction of the blood of St. Januarius (San Gennaro) in the Cathedral of Naples, Italy has just occurred again, on the saint's fe...
Today we rejoice as we celebrate the Feast of the Exhaultation of the Cross!
Had there been no cross, Christ could not have been crucified. Had there been no cross, life itself could not have been nailed to the tree. And if life had not been nailed to it, there would be no streams of immortality pouring from Christ’s side, blood and water for the world’s cleansing. The legal bond of our sin would not be canceled, we should not have attained our freedom, we should not have enjoyed the fruit of the tree of life and the gates of paradise would not stand open. Had there been no cross, death would not have been trodden underfoot, nor hell despoiled.
Therefore, the cross is something wonderfully great and honorable. It is great because through the cross the many noble acts of Christ found their consummation—very many indeed, for both his miracles and his sufferings were fully rewarded with victory. The cross is honorable because it is both the sign of God’s suffering and the trophy of his victory. It stands for his suffering because on it he freely suffered unto death. But it is also his trophy because it was the means by which the devil was wounded and death conquered; the barred gates of hell were smashed, and the cross became the one common salvation of the whole world.
St Andrew of Crete
[09/06/16] We will meet in the ballroom tonite due to the large turnout for RCIA last week. We are so excited! See you all tonite! If you have not signed up for RCIA, you are welcome to sign up through the end of September. All are welcome. It's going to be an exciting year!!
[08/25/16] RCIA is for everyone, Catholics, Non-Catholics. Come to receive your sacraments, or come to receive solid Catholic teaching and loving fellowship. Just come!!
chastityproject.com St. Philomena was only 13 years old when she defied and was killed by the most powerful man in the world, Roman Emperor Diocletian. What could be so offensive about a gentle, meek teenage princess? St. Philomena simply refused to break her vow of virginity to the Lord and marry Diocletian. Because o...
taylormarshall.com Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (aka Edith Stein, 1891-1942) is a saint, nun, and martyr of the Catholic Church. I have studied her life (see the chapter related to her in my book The Crucified Rabbi) and have since distilled 5 speculative reasons why Professor Judith Stein went from Jewish Prof...
taylormarshall.com In the year 1214 Saint Dominic, the founder of the Order of Preachers, was in anguish because he was failing in his attempt to convert the Albigensian Cathar heretics. St. Dominic attributed this to the deepness and gravity of sinfulness of the heretics and the poor example of Catholics. He went alo...
Please pray for this community, and the soul of this Priest. He was saying Mass when murdered. How horrible.
theblaze.com PARIS (AP) — Two attackers invaded a church Tuesday during morning Mass near the Normandy city of Rouen, killing an 84-year-old priest by slitting his throat and taking hostages before being shot and killed by police, French officials said. Another person inside the church was seriously injured and....
www.romancatholicman.com In 1251, Mary appeared as Our Lady of Mount Carmel to Saint Simone Stock, General of the Order of Carmelites, holding in her hand a scapular. She directed him to
veilsbylily.com It wasn’t until my senior year of high school that I experienced the power of the Eucharist as the actual reality and presence of Our Lord. It was in front of the Lord in the Eucharist at a high school Catholic youth conference, adoring Him with 3,000 other high school students, that I realized that...
catholic-link.org The Eucharist is described in the catechism as the ‘source and summit’ of our faith.
ALETEIA.ORG The Eucharist comes to us as a work and gift of the whole Trinity. – Raniero Cantalamessa, OFM A friend recently told me that her father used to help her mother in ...
www.stpeterslist.com My Lord, you are all powerful, you are God, you are Father. We beg you through the intercession and help of the archangels Michael, Raphael and Gabriel, for the deliverance of our brothers and sisters who are enslaved by the evil one. All saints of Heaven, come to our aid.
History of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
The relationship between Our Lady and Mount Carmel is geographical and biblical. Mount Carmel is about 20 miles from Nazareth and overlooks the Mediterranean Sea. The Mount is considered a symbol of blessing and beauty for its rich vegetation and beauty. Scripture tells that Elijah, the prophet, prayed to God on this Mount for rain during a drought and God answered his prayers with abundant rain and new life. The clouds that rose from the sea that brought the rain subsequently became a symbol for Mary and eventually developed into the title Star of the Sea.
Mount Carmel eventually attracted an order of hermits, and from the 12th century on it served as a residence to a Latin community of hermits called the Brothers of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel. A religious order that followed in the footsteps of Mary, the Order of Carmel considers itself totally Marian, a privilege that it claims to have received from the Blessed Virgin Mary, herself, and which is made visible through the brown scapular.
The Mount Carmel brown scapular is the oldest among eight scapulars to be approved by the Church that have a Marian character. The brown scapular owes its origin and existence to Saint Simon Stock who received a large brown scapular from Our Lady in a vision on July 16, 1251. A scapular is actually the sleeveless outer garment of a monk’s habit that falls from the shoulders. Its significance implies that one is clothed with Mary’s attitudes and devotion to Christ.
Prayer to Our Lady of Mount Carmel:
O most beautiful flower of Mt. Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of heaven, blessed mother of the Son of God, immaculate virgin, assist us in our necessity. O star of the sea, help us and show us the way. Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who turn to you.
Holy Spirit, you who solve all problems, light all roads, so that we can attain our goal. You who gave us the diving gift to forgive and forget all evil against us, and who are with us in all instances in our lives, thank you for all things, as you confirm once again that we are never to be separated from you in eternal glory. AMEN
EKIDZ will keep you updated about what is going on in the Children's ministry at Elevate Church!
The Spirit of the Lord is upon us, Because He has anointed us to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent us to heal the brokenhearted....
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