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Books for Adults 

  • Catholic Spirituality for Adults series: Search this series at orbisbooks.com for complete list of titles and authors. 
  • With Open Hands by Henri Nouwen: Reflections on prayer
  • The How-To Book of the Mass: Everything You Need to Know but No One Ever Taught You by Michael Dubriel 
  • Rediscovering Catholicism by Matthew Kelly  
  • Give Us This Day series from Liturgical Press: Published monthly, a lectionary based daily prayer including reflections and stories on the saints. 
  • Catholic Customs & Traditions: A Popular Guide by Greg Dues  
  • United States Catholic Catechism for Adults: A very accessible presentation of our Catholic beliefs; written by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.  
  • Catholic Study Bible from Oxford Univ. Press: New American Bible translation with extensive fascinating commentary  
  • Prayer by Joyce Rupp  
  • Introduction to the Bible: A Catholic Guide to Studying Scripture by Stephen J. Binz  
  • My Life with the Saints by James Martin  

 

Children, Teens, and Family

  • The Clown of God by Tommie DePaola
  • God Gave Us You by Lisa T. Bergen
  • The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robertson
  • He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands by Kadir Nelson
  • You Are Special by Max Lucado
  • A is for Altar, B is for Bible by Judith Lang Main (Preschool)
  • Loyola Kids Book of Saints by Amy Welborn (3rd grade & up)
  • The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth, 2ed, by Brian Singer-Towns
  • The DK Illustrated Family Bible by Claude-Bernard Costecalde (author), Peter Dennis (illustrator)
  • The Action Bible by Doug Mauss (editor), Sergio Cariello (illustrator): graphic novel introduction to the bible with stunning illustrations. Great for older kids.

    Websites
     

Word on Fire: An outreach of Fr. Bob Barron to draw people deeper in faith
Learn@CTU: Educational resources from Catholic Theological Union, including Scripture reflections, podcasts, and lectures
Creighton University’s Online Ministry
Busted Halo: An online magazine for Young Adult spiritual seekers.
Word among us: Daily meditation based on readings; Sundays come with questions.
Jesuit Post: Jesuits thinking and writing at the intersection of faith and culture.
U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops: Keep up with daily Scripture readings, news, and resources from the church.

 

Laudate: A comprehensive app including Daily Mass Readings, Liturgy of Hours, New American Bible, the Rosary, and more!
My Year of Faith: Providing an online community of daily catechesis and challenges for spiritual growth.
Catholic Mass Times Church Directory:  Helps you locate the nearest churches and Mass times.
Saint of the Day: From AmericanCatholic.org.

Twitter and Facebook

  • @pontifex  (Pope Francis)
  • @USCCB  (U.S. Council of Catholic Bishops)
  • @jamesMartinSJ  (Fr. James Martin, SJ)

 

 

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Buildings & Grounds Committee

The Building and Grounds Committee is a consultative body which assists the Pastor and the Business Manager in planning for the maintenance, repair, and replacement of property and equipment.  The Committee meets approximately six times per year.
 

Recent significant projects completed with the guidance and under the oversight of the Committee include the renovations of the school cafeteria (Joyce Hall) and gymnasium.  The Committee also was instrumental in guiding the parish through the addition of our new gathering space, Unity Hall.

We greatly value the Building & Grounds Committee and are blessed to have extraordinarily  knowledgeable, talented and committed parishioners serving as members.

If you have an expertise in this area and are interested in joining, please contact Jennifer Zeisloft, Business Manager at the rectory.

The current members of the Buildings and Grounds Committee are:

Jim Andreoni

Frank Mungo

Keli Dudek

Clay Edwards

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Crop Walk

Sunday, October 15 First Congregational Church of LaGrange (corner of Cossitt and LaGrange Road) 12:30 pm Registration; 5K Walk (3.2 miles) begins at 1:15 pm Suggested Donation: $5/pp + a nonperishable food item for  local pantries. Calling All QUEST Groups, . . .

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Parish Commissions

Parish Ministries and Organizations are divided into 4 Commissions: Spirituality/Worship     The purpose of the Spirituality/Worship commission is to encourage the work of sanctification/growth in . . .

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Parish Pastoral Council

Parish Pastoral Council, 2017-2018: Curt Aronson – Chair Marie Ann Barry – Spirituality/Worship Commission Representative Kate DeVries – Staff Representative . . .

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Finance Council

The members of the Finance Council are:   Gary Radville,  Chair Don Abbs Mike Bruni Chris Cooley Mary Pat Flaherty Rob Metzger Jim Owen The Parish Finance Council is a consultative body that assists the . . .

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