Happy Thanksgiving//Our Source and Summit

As Catholics, the word Thanksgiving holds special meaning for us. The Eucharist is the source and summit of our faith.  The word “Eucharist” is a transliteration of the Greek word eucharistia, which means thanksgiving for the wonderful works of God. We are thankful for the bread and wine that becomes the body and blood of Jesus Christ at every Mass. … Read More

The Liturgical Week Ahead at CCJC

Here’s a snapshot of the liturgical week ahead at CCJC and more! We wish you and yours a blessed Thanksgiving. Please note the location change for the Nov. 23 Mass is now at St. Joseph Church at 8:30 a.m. Get the PDF calendar: Nov. 19 Please pray for our youth at NCYC.  Watch a video of the Eucharistic Procession and … Read More

St. Elizabeth of Hungary// Her Prayer for the Poor Souls

You may not know that St.Elizabeth of Hungary had a deep devotion to the Poor Souls in Purgatory. November is the Month of the Poor Souls and St. Elizabeth of Hungary is a power intercessor. A daughter of King Andrew II of Hungary, she became the wife of Ludwig, landgrave of Thuringia.  It was in her husband’s family that she … Read More

Heads Up for the Week Ahead

Here’s your weekly snapshot of upcoming events and Mass changes for CCJC. ICYMI (In Case You Missed It) Read about how an elderly St. Pope Leo the Great Defeated Attila the Hun Fr. Byrd asks us to continue our prayer that started by invoking the Holy Spirit. Now we will invoke God, the Father: Father, help me to see myself as … Read More

St. Leo the Great // A Lion of a Pope

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St. Leo the Great lived up to his name as Leo means lion. This great pope challenged Attila the Hun and won. We celebrate Pope St. Leo the Great on November 10. His courage, devotion, and perseverance remind me of the description of Aslan in C.S Lewis’, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe . The conversation about Aslan between … Read More