Serving the Catholic Communities of Elizabethtown, Eldorado and Harrisburg Illinois

Browsing Notes from Fr. Abraham

The Holy Trinity - Three Persons, One God...

Posted by Nancy Lambert

Today we celebrate the Most Holy Trinity.  The Trinity is One.  We do not confess three Gods, but one God in three persons, the "consubstantial Trinity."  The divine persons do not share the one divinity among themselves but each of them is God whole and entire:  "The Father is ... Read More »

It's Pentecost - The Birth of the Church

Posted by Nancy Lambert

During the period between His Resurrection and His Ascension, Jesus continued to teach his disciples in the power of the Spirit (Acts 1:2).  Instructions were given to them for the period immediately following the Ascension:  "Do not leave Jerusalem but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you ... Read More »

The Ascension of the Lord

Posted by Nancy Lambert

" 'And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to myself.'  The lifting up of Jesus on the cross signifies and announces his lifting up by his Ascension into heaven, and indeed begins it.  Jesus Christ, the one priest of the new and ... Read More »

Memorial Day and National Day of Prayer and Remembrance for Mariners and People of the Sea

Posted by Nancy Lambert

Memorial Day:  Remembering the Fallen on Memorial Day weekend

Remember in your prayers all who have died in military service for our nation.

Prayer for Memorial Day (Last Monday in May)

God of power and mercy,

You destroy war and put down earthly pride.

Banish violence from our midst ... Read More »

History is Made

Posted by Nancy Lambert

History is being made as our three parishes gather together in one building for the first time as a people.  We may have had other gatherings, but this is actually the first time we are uniting to celebrate one Mass for the three parishes...our Holy Family Catholic Community.  We ... Read More »