St. Alexander's and St. Joseph's

Browsing the 2017 archive of Blog

Browsing the 2017 archive of Blog

One Minute Meditation

Posted by Angel Aquila on 9/19/17

St. Wenceslaus Raised by his devoutly grandmother, Ludmilla, King Wenceslaus worked closely with the Church to end the persecution of Christians in Bohemia.  "The Good King"  encouraged German missionaries, built churches, and cared for the sick and poor.  Political conflict culminated in his assassination.  One morning, led by his brother, ... Read More »

YOUTH SURVEY: ALL 16 - 29 YEAR OLDS

Posted by Angel Aquila on 9/16/17

Share thoughts about youth's role in the Church!  Survey is used for the 2018 Synod of Bishops preparatory document!

surveymonkey.com/r/XLS5HW7 or rcdony.org/enotes

Catechetical Sunday 2017

Posted by Angel Aquila on 9/16/17

WELCOME BACK TO OUR STUDENTS, CATECHISTS AND ASSISTANTS OF OUR PARISH RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAMS!  MAY YOU EACH RECEIVE THE LORD'S BLESSINGS ON THIS CATECHETICAL SUNDAY AND EVERYDAY THROUGHOUT 2017/2018  

Questions & Answers

Posted by Angel Aquila on 9/12/17

If God is everywhere, why do we have to attend Mass?      While God is everywhere, he is present in the Eucharist in a special way.  When, in the context of the Mass, the priest speaks the words of consecration over the bread and wine on the altar, ... Read More »

Faith Formation Office

Posted by Angel Aquila on 8/28/17

     THANK YOU everyone who had a hand in this year's Vacation Bible School"  our teachers, teaching assistants, teen helpers, support staff, kitchen staff, THE PARTICIPANTS, and most importantly the parishioners of our parishes!  Without every single one of you coming together as a team, the SUCCESSFUL REALITY ... Read More »

Message From Father Scott

Posted by Angel Aquila on 8/17/17

THE SISTERS OF THE CROSS OF CHAVANOD The Sisters will complete the visa process in India by August 23.  They will leave India August 28 arriving in Syracuse August 29.  They will spend several days at the Watertown convent.  The tree Sisters, who will live in Cadyville, will arrive ... Read More »

I'M ALWAYS HOPING TO WIN A PIE!

Posted by Angel Aquila on 8/17/17

When are the Pie Raffles at St. Alexander's?  The Catholic Daughters have a pie for you the 2nd and 4th weekends of the month!

One Minute Meditations

Posted by Angel Aquila on 8/16/17

Be meek, not weak.

     Meekness can be mistaken for weakness, but nothing could be further from the truth.  Being "meek of heart" means being in control of your emotions rather than letting them control you.  Today, pray for the courage to be meek of heart.

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Questions & Answers

Posted by Angel Aquila on 8/15/17

How can Sacred Scripture be "truth" if not everything is correct? The Bible is intended to convey truths about God.  More than a book, it is a library of documents written by different authors in different times and places.  These works have been compiled by the Church under the ... Read More »

Love can make us saints

Posted by Angel Aquila on 8/14/17

     It is very Catholic to admire the saints and imagine that they had characteristics of holiness that we don't.  Yet many people who became saints didn't perform great deeds but had great love of God and neighbor.  If they can do it, we can, too.

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