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Only Weeks Away

April 17, 2016

With First Communion a couple months away, the students of the St. Peter Cathedral Communion program have started coming for practices during the week. With over 200 students [...]

Preparing for the Eucharist

April 12, 2016

First Communion classes at St. Peter Cathedral have been well under way for a number of months. The classes gather every Saturday from 1-3pm. The 208 students make up 8 [...]

Cleansing the Soul

April 11, 2016

On Saturday, June 9, 2016, the children of the St. Michael’s First Communion program made their first confession. After months of preparation, the students were finally [...]

Lord, If You Are Willing

February 24, 2015

Imagine being isolated from those around you. Living daily with an illness that slowly eats away at your life. Nobody gets close to you, touches you, or even looks at you. [...]

The Feast of the Dawning of Our Lord

January 5, 2015

For more reflections on the Basilica Hymns of each season, purchase Perpetual Jubilee: Meditations on the Chaldean Liturgical Year on Amazon.com. The Perfect Summary Just [...]

Consecrated People as Godparents

November 4, 2014

“A religious can be just as much help in the spiritual upbringing of a child as a close relative or friend who lives thousands of miles away.” Answered by [...]

A Blessed Day

June 29, 2014

 June 29th, 2014 was a great day at St. Paul Parish as 11 young boys and girls received their first communion from our Bishop Sarhad Y. Jammo. David Bet-Shemuel wrote, [...]

On Account of Our Sins

June 27, 2014

What is the Sacrament of Confession? Confession is one of the most beautiful aspects of Catholicism. Unfortunately, this sacrament is one of the least understood and least [...]
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