Better Know A Parish: St. Julie Billiart, Tinley Park, Illinois

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Parish name: St. Julie Billiart

Location: Tinley Park, Illinois

Date founded: 1973

Diocese: Chicago

Pastor: Father Lou Tylka

Parishioners: 2655 families

Website: http://www.stjulie.org/


Becoming a three dimensional catechist

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Have you met Flat Francis? In an effort to drum up excitement about Pope Francis’ visit to the United States in the fall of 2015, the Catholic Extension Society launched a media campaign encouraging people to take photos of themselves with “Flat Francis” and post them on social media. There’s only one problem with Flat Francis. He’s FLAT! He’s one dimensional. And while that works nicely for social media, in reality, it’s not good to be one dimensional.


Better Know A Parish: University Parish Newman Center, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio

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Parish name: University Parish Newman Center

Location: Kent, Ohio

Date founded: 1962

Diocese: Youngstown

Pastor: Rev. Steven J. Agostino

Parishioners: 225 families plus 200 registered students and many more. There are currently 27,000+ students on our campus; we estimate about one-third are Catholic.

Website: www.kentnewmancenterparish.org


Better Know A Parish: The Catholic Community of Saints Peter and Paul, Hoboken, New Jersey

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Parish Name: The Catholic Community of Saints Peter and Paul

Location: Hoboken, New Jersey

Founded: 1889

Diocese: Archdiocese of Newark

Pastor: Msgr. Robert Meyer

Number of Parishioners: More than 1,000 families

Parish websitewww.spphoboken.com


Seven steps for transforming your next mission trip

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Is your parish, school, or diocese planning a mission trip? Here are some recommendations to make it a better experience for all involved.

Better Know A Parish: The Catholic Community of St. Odilia, Shoreview, Minnesota

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Parish Name: The Catholic Community of St. Odilia

Location: Shoreview, Minnesota

Founded: 1960

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul/Minneapolis

Pastor: Father Phillip Rask

Number of Parishioners: 11,602 individuals in 3,150 registered households

Parish websitewww.stodilia.org


Better Know A Parish: St. Mark the Evangelist, Harlem, Manhattan, New York

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Parish Name: St. Mark the Evangelist

Location: Harlem (Manhattan), New York City, New York

Founded: 1907

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York

Pastor: Father Freddy Washington, C.S.Sp.

Number of Parishioners: 350

Parish websitewww.stmark138.com


African American Catholics and the quest for racial justice

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Black Catholics must challenge their fellow believers to live up to the church’s moral teachings on issues of race.

Better Know A Parish: Saint John XXIII Catholic Community

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Parish Name: Saint John XXIII Catholic Community

Location: Perrysburg, Ohio

Founded: 2005

Diocese: Toledo

Pastor: Father Herb Weber

Number of Parishioners: More than 3,000 and growing fast!

Parish websitewww.stjohn23.org


Why the church needs girl altar servers

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When girls are barred from serving at the altar, they miss out on an important part of faith formation—and the church does, too.

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