Thursday, May 19, 2022



The Holy Spirit: Whispers in Our Day to Day Lives

I shared the following story in a past article, but it is worth repeating. Many years ago, I had the great privilege of witnessing an all-boys high school lyre ensemble perform for the middle school in which I found myself.

The Called: Sister Barbara Sable, SS.C.M.

The Called: Sister Barbara Sable, SS.C.M. Hometown: Gary, Indiana Education: St. Mark School in Gary, Indiana; Andrean High School, Merrillville, Ind.; BA, Alvernia University, Reading, Pa.; MS, University of Dayton, OH; MSW Loyola University, Chicago, Ill. Current assignment: General Superior of the Congregation of the Sisters of Saints Cyril and Methodius, Danville, Pennsylvania

Exult in God’s Mercy!

Some time ago, a friend of mine had the amazing experience of chanting the Exsultet during the Easter Vigil. Different forms of this prayer have been sung during the Easter Vigil since the seventh century.

Bishop Gainer’s Easter Letter

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Christ is Risen! Alleluia! These words of celebration are heard many times throughout the Easter season, but they were not the initial reaction experienced that Resurrection morning.

Bishop Gainer’s Easter Letter

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad. We hear these words this Easter during the Responsorial Psalm, yet, after this past year of living with the COVID-19 virus, rejoicing might be the last thing on our minds.

Self-Emptying Love

As I look at the blinking cursor, knowing what I want to write about, I realize that in the “library” of the happenings of my life, I don’t have a story to share this week.

Pick Up Your Cross and Follow Me

Many years ago, when I was a novice, our class was studying the Church’s teaching of the Mystical Body of Christ.

Bishop Gainer Invites the Faithful to Make a Donation to Ease Suffering in Ukraine

On Thursday morning, February 23, we all learned the tragic news that Russia had invaded Ukraine. To aid the people of Ukraine, all parishes in the Diocese are invited to take a special collection on any weekend prior to Easter.

A Lenten Message from Bishop Gainer

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, In my visits throughout the Diocese, especially around Lent, I have sometimes heard it said that, “This Lent, I’m giving up ‘giving up.’”

Disciples in the Face of Affliction

As I was preparing for the holy season of Lent a number of years ago, the Holy Spirit “asked” me if I was willing to carry the cross for someone that season. Not believing that I “heard” Him correctly, I asked, “What?” Once more, the question came back to me clear as day.  I hesitantly said yes.

Submission Deadline

The deadline for submissions to the biweekly Notebook/Parish Obituaries listing is every other Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. Please refer to the Publication Schedule for edition dates and deadlines.

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