Serving the Catholic Communities of Elizabethtown, Eldorado and Harrisburg Illinois

Browsing Notes from Fr. Abraham

Desiderata

Posted by Nancy Lambert

Be gentle with yourself. Take some time for rest, recreation, and renewal this summer.

+Bishop Braxton

Desiderata

By Max Ehrmann

Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your ... Read More »

Ordination Class of 2017

Posted by Nancy Lambert

Ordination Class Of 2017: Encounter, Encouragement, Active Parish Life, Are Key Factors In Discernment Process, Answering The Call

According to the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate's (CARA) annual survey, 82 percent of the 2017 class of men ordained to the priesthood were encouraged by about four people ... Read More »

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 »

Pentecost: The Church's Birthday

Posted by Nancy Lambert

Each year the Church celebrates 50 days of Easter, culminating at the feast of Pentecost. Pentecost marks the occasion of God’s sending the Holy Spirit upon Jesus’ disciples after his resurrection. Before Pentecost, the disciples were unsure of what they were to do next, and spent most of their ... Read More »

To Rise With Christ

Posted by Nancy Lambert

TO RISE WITH CHRIST

 “Ad resurgendum cum Christo”

An Instruction from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith regarding the burial of the dead and the conservation of the ashes in the case of cremation.  Dated August 15, 2016 and released by the Holy See today, October 25, 2016. 

Key Passages from “Ad resurgendum cum ... Read More »

USCCB Spring General Assembly

Posted by Nancy Lambert

May 12, 2017

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will gather for their annual Spring General Assembly, June 14-15, in Indianapolis. During the assembly, the full body of bishops will address issues of immigration and refugees, religious freedom at home and abroad as well as health care policy ... Read More »

U.S.Bishops Chairman Calls on Senate to Strip Harmful Proposals from House-Passed Health Care Bill

Posted by Nancy Lambert

WASHINGTON—After the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act (H.R. 1628), Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida, Chairman of the U.S. Bishops' Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, called on the Senate to strip out the harmful provisions of the bill when the chamber ... Read More »

Share Truth of Family with Mercy

Posted by Nancy Lambert

Share truth of family with mercy, help those struggling, pope says in "Amoris Laetitia" ("The Joy of Love") apostolic exhortation  

VATICAN CITY — The same mercy and patience that are essential for building a strong family must be shown to those whose families are in trouble or have broken ... Read More »

Important Liturgical Notes for Easter Season

Posted by Nancy Lambert

From Universal Norms on the Liturgical Year and the Calendar:

The octave of Easter comprises the eight days which stretch from the first to the second Sunday. It is a way of prolonging the joy of the initial day. In a sense, every day of the Octave is like ... Read More »

Today Is Divine Mercy Sunday

Posted by Nancy Lambert

On this Divine Mercy Sunday, we welcome our Local Ordinary, His Excellency, The Most Revd. Edward K. Braxton to our parish for the celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation.  Let us join the Bishop in praying for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on our children.

Mankind’s need for ... Read More »