Everything You Need to Know About All Hallow’s Eve & All Saints Day!

All Saint’s Day is a Holy Day of Obligation that comes with the festivities of Halloween.  We call it All Hallow’s Eve. Here’s everything you need to know about this ancient feast day and why it’s important. All Hallow’s Eve is Oct. 31 Catholic’s established Halloween. It’s known as the Vigil of All Saints Day. It was instituted as a … Read More

How to Help the Poor Souls in Purgatory

November is the Month of Poor Souls in the Catholic Church. We can help these souls that are in purgatory. Purgatory is a temporary stop for souls bound for Heaven and a testament to God’s mercy and love. However, it is a type of suffering. Many saints describe it as burning in fire and a great desire for God whom … Read More

Heads Up for the Week Ahead of Oct. 15

Here’s a look at the week ahead for Oct 15 for the Catholic Church of Jennings County! Please note the change in the daily Mass schedule! Here’s the PDF if you want to print it: Oct. 15

St. Francis of Assisi//A Saint of Strength

St. Francis of Assisi is one of the most well-known saints.  Just check out the front yard where you see the likeness of him with statues in front yards holding a bird or bird feeders or the unmistakable San Damiano cross that hangs on many walls of homes and churches. Even if you don’t know much about him, you have … Read More

St. Jude’s Words: One of the Shortest Books of the Bible

Catholic Epistle of St. Jude the Apostle St. Jude, who wrote this Epistle, was one of the twelve Apostles and brother to St. James the Less. The time it was written is uncertain: only it may be inferred from verse 17 that few or none of the Apostles were then living, except St. John. He inveighs against the heresies and … Read More

First-Time Ever: St. Jude’s Relic Leaves Italy!

For the first time the relic of St. Jude the Apostle’s arm is leaving Italy for Indianapolis! The Apostle of the Impossible is the patron saint of despairing causes where there is no hope or no known way out of a situation. Devotees of St. Jude affirm the saint’s deep intercession, making him one of the Catholic Church’s’ most popular … Read More

Priesthood Sunday//A Time of Thanks!

Priesthood Sunday is a time of thanks for all the priests who have consecrated their lives to God. Without our priests there would be no Eucharist. They administer the sacraments to us. There is always a priest standing with us in the most pivotal moments of our lives: Baptism, Marriage, Confession. They are there when we are ill administering the … Read More

Heads Up for the Week Ahead//Sept. 24

Heads Up on the week ahead! It’s packed! Download the PDF calendar Here’s two events right around the corner: Divine Mercy Presentation & A Family Soup Supper and Game Night: Family Game Night is September 30 after the 6 p.m. Mass at St. Joseph Download the flyer HERE!