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saint bartholomew the apostle

19 Aug

Uploaded by CCTNtv on Aug 18, 2011

Discovering our Saints presents
Saint Bartholomew the Apostle
Feast Day: August 24

balse ni tatang

17 Aug

To our Ilocano speaking members. BALSE NI TATANG (Dance with my Father) Ilocano Version by the Four Decade Duo

bratfest 2014

15 Aug

Bratfest: Our Parish Family Fun Festival 2014

The St. Lambert’s Bratfest 2014 will be celebrated on August 16, Saturday from 3:00-10:00 pm.


St. Lambert Bratfest Raffle – Grand Prize winner will take home $5,000.00!

Raffle tickets for St. Lambert Parish Bratfest will be available after Mass and during the week at the rectory. The Grand Prize in $ 5,000.00 and tickets are only $ 5.00 a piece, or a book of 12 tickets for $ 50.00! Proceeds will go towards the  parish projects. For more information call the rectory at 847-677-5135.

Source: St. Lambert Parish Bulletin

st. stephen of hungary

14 Aug

Credit: CCTN YouTube Channel

CCTN’s new series of short informational videos about our Catholic Saints and the lives they lived.

St. Stephen of Hungary
Feastday: August 16
Patron of Hungary

the church alive: ecclesial movements

13 Aug

Credit: Salt + Light Media

The Church Alive: Ecclesial Movements

The Church Alive is a fast-paced, segmented and interactive show hosted by Cheridan Sanders and Sebastian Gomes. The goal is to provide an exciting and inspiring show that highlights the broad and inclusive nature of Catholicism by sharing perspectives and stories on the New Evangelization in the Church today. By encouraging interaction and participation with viewers through web based polls, video responses, and twitter, facebook, and email comments, we hope to ignite a renewed faith and hope among Catholics.

Watch for the series here or visit their YouTube Channel.

the assumption of the blessed virgin mary into heaven

12 Aug

“By contemplating Mary in heavenly glory, we understand that the earth is not the definitive homeland for us either, and that if we live with our gaze fixed on eternal goods we will one day share in this same glory and the earth will become more beautiful. Consequently, we must not lose our serenity and peace even amid the thousands of daily difficulties. The luminous sign of Our Lady taken up into Heaven shines out even more brightly when sad shadows of suffering and violence seem to loom on the horizon.

“We may be sure of it: from on high, Mary follows our footsteps with gentle concern, dispels the gloom in moments of darkness and distress, reassures us with her motherly hand. Supported by awareness of this, let us continue confidently on our path of Christian commitment wherever Providence may lead us. Let us forge ahead in our lives under Mary’s guidance”. — Pope Benedict XVI, General Audience at Castel Gandolfo Aug. 16, 2006.

August 15: The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven

August 15 is the day that Catholics have long celebrated what is called the Dormition (falling asleep) or Assumption of the Virgin Mary. The Feast of the Assumption celebrates both the happy departure of Mary from this life by her natural death, and her assumption bodily into heaven.

Along with the December 8th Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Assumption is a principal feast of the Blessed Virgin and a Holy Day of Obligation — one of the most important feasts of the Church year. (In the United States, in 1991, the US bishops amended the Church calendar by removing the obligation to attend Mass whenever January 1, August 15, or November 1 fell on a Saturday or a Monday. Their action was approved by the Holy See in 1992.)

According to one tradition, Mary was warned of her approaching end by Saint Michael the Archangel, who conducts souls to Heaven, and was surrounded on her death-bed by the apostles, who were miraculously transported to her bedside from their various mission-fields. It was said that Jesus appeared, bore away her soul, and returned three days after her burial, when angels carried her body to Paradise where it was reunited with her soul under the Tree of Life.

Read more from the Women for Faith and Family website.

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