St. Michael the Archangel// He Fights for You

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St. Michael the archangel is unstoppable. His appearance throughout history and the battles he fought and won for the salvation of souls inspires wonder and awe. No one is sure what he looks like – being pure angelic spirit– but St. Michael the Archangel’s likeness seems to be known by all. Sacred Scripture documents his existence, mentioning him in the Bible … Read More

A Mighty Presence: CCJC students receive the Sacrament of Confirmation

It was a very special night for students and family from the Catholic Community of Jennings County. Archbishop Charles Thompson confirmed the students at SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral in Indianapolis on Sept. 21. Archbishop Thompson said the Holy Spirit is essential and represents the “the perfect communion of love,” with the Holy Trinity. “We are blessed here tonight,” he … Read More

All About the St. Therese Novena Prayer

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The St. Therese  Nine-Day Novena Prayer is starting for the Catholic Community of Jennings County. Father Jerry Byrd, who has a deep devotion to the Carmelite saint, is asking all his parishioners to join him. The petition to St. Therese is for seminarians and priestly vocations especially from our parishes. Father Byrd feels a deep desire to pray for priests … Read More

Why We Need the Eucharist and How School Kids Gave Witness to the True Presence

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The beauty of the True Presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist was shining for all to see when St. Mary’s Catholic School students took part in a Eucharistic Procession on Sept.  7. Students made banners to carry in a special Eucharistic procession to kick-off support for the National Eucharistic Revival that will be coming to Indianapolis in 2024. “Overall … Read More

What We Can Learn About Work from Mother Teresa on This Labor Day

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A Missionary of Charity Sister venerates St. Teresa of Calcutta’s relic at SS Peter and Paul Cathedral in Indianapolis.  Photo by Jennifer Lindberg (c)   As America celebrates Labor Day – a tribute to the accomplishments of American workers – the Catholic Church celebrates Mother Teresa’s feast day–one of the best known saints of the 20th century. Mother Teresa knew … Read More

How to Unleash Showers of Graces for Catholic Priests

There’s a new prayer initiative at the Catholic Community of Jennings County. Father Jerry Byrd announced a Prayer Cenacle of support for priests and the seven men  in seminary from the Catholic Community of Jennings County.  “We need to allow ourselves to be transformed and converted to be made into the men and women God wants us to become,” Father Byrd … Read More

New Confession Schedule

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The New Confession Schedule for the Sacrament of Reconciliation has been announced for the Catholic Community of Jennings County! Please click the PDF below if you want to print it! New Confession Schedule Here are some other helpful links to learn about confession: A Long-Form Examination of Conscience A Brief Examination of Conscience Lastly, there is a beautiful reflection about … Read More

Discover our August Newsletter

When it comes to vocations in the Catholic Church, Father Jerry Byrd decided to do his part and started praying. He never expected to have seven men from the Catholic Community of Jennings County be an answer to his prayer, “but thanks be to God,” he said. Find out more about the seven men who are answering a vocation call … Read More

Why the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Devotion is World Famous

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By Jennifer Lindberg The Immaculate Heart of Mary is a a world famous Catholic devotion garnering extensive and recent news coverage. Pope Francis’  consecration of Russia and the Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary renewed interest in this centuries old devotion that has inspired saints, popes, and the lay faithful.  Mary’s Immaculate Heart was thrust into the world-wide spotlight … Read More

A beautiful Catholic chapel to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

By Jennifer Lindberg A beautiful Catholic chapel to the Immaculate Heart of Mary awaits prayerful visitors everyday in the nation’s capital. The Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Washington D.C. provides a prayer that can be used in August when the Catholic Church traditionally celebrates the Immaculate Heart of Mary. A beautiful Catholic chapel  The chapel at the Basilica hosts … Read More