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THIRD WEEK OF ADVENT

THIRD WEEK OF ADVENT

As we begin the Third Week of Advent, we anticipate Christmas, and so we ask Christ to grant us His grace that we might be prepared for welcoming His Birth. Gaudete Sunday, the Third Sunday of Advent, marks a traditional ...

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SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR THE SECOND WEEK OF ADVENT

SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR THE SECOND WEEK OF ADVENT

If the First Week of Advent serves as a call to repentance, to "cease doing evil, and to learn to do good," then the Second Week of Advent reminds us that living an upright life alone is not enough. We must submit ourselves ...

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Happy 131st ANNIVERSARY!

Happy 131st ANNIVERSARY!

Time flies! 131 years have passed since the Blessed John Baptist Scalabrini founded our Congregation to respond to the appeal of thousands of migrants. He saw the need to accompany them and support them in their quest for a dignified ...

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LORD JESUS CHRIST, KING OF THE UNIVERSE

LORD JESUS CHRIST, KING OF THE UNIVERSE

Today, we celebrate the Feast of the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe (formerly known as the Feast of Christ the King). This feast was established ...

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Dear Parishioners: 

Dear Parishioners: 

Dear Parishioners:  A strong invitation to humility and solidarity is found in the Gospel of Mark. Last Sunday, Mark 12:38-44 was proclaimed to us. It talks about a poor widow ...

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HOMILY OF POPE JOHN PAUL II

HOMILY OF POPE JOHN PAUL II

Sunday, 9 November 1997
On the 21st Anniversary of John Baptist Scalabrini’s Beatification, I want to share with you an excerpt of the Holy Father’s homily. 4. "God’s temple is holy, and ...

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 BLESSED JOHN SCALABRINI AND DEVOTIONS TO THE MOST BLESSED SACRAMENT

 BLESSED JOHN SCALABRINI AND DEVOTIONS TO THE MOST BLESSED SACRAMENT

 BLESSED JOHN SCALABRINI AND DEVOTIONS TO THE MOST BLESSED SACRAMENT—Frequent and daily Communion  The extract speaks of frequent - indeed, daily - communion, with an openness that foreshadows Pius IX (to whom Scalabrini sent the acts of the Eucharistic ...

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The Blessed John Baptist Scalabrini Bishop and Founder -A PORTRAIT

The Blessed John Baptist Scalabrini Bishop and Founder -A PORTRAIT

Continued III. BISHOP OF PIACENZA - Continued

ii. Pastoral Visits In line with the Council of Trent and true to his model, St. Charles Borromeo, he firmly believed that governing a diocese requires direct contact between shepherd and ...

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The Blessed John Baptist Scalabrini Bishop and Founder -A PORTRAIT

The Blessed John Baptist Scalabrini Bishop and Founder -A PORTRAIT

Continued III. BISHOP OF PIACENZA 1. The Pastor "The spirit, the character, the sole ambition of the bishop lies in sacrificing himself in every way to spread the kingdom of Jesus Christ in people’s souls, risking, if necessary, his own life for the ...

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The Blessed John Baptist Scalabrini Bishop and Founder -A PORTRAIT

The Blessed John Baptist Scalabrini Bishop and Founder -A PORTRAIT

Continued II. Biographical Information Born at Fino Mornasco near Como on July 8 1839, the third of eight children, he attended the public high school in Como, where he showed a fine intelligence, but above all a constancy in hard work - qualities also seen ...

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