Oddball comedy ‘St. Vincent' highlights saints in everyday life
Directed by Theodore Melfi (The Weinstein Company, 2014)
Better Know A Parish: The Catholic Community of Christ Our Light, Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Parish Name: The Catholic Community of Christ Our Light
Location: Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Founded: 2009 as a result of a merger of St. Peter Celestine and Queen of Heaven (each founded in 1962)
Pastor: Rev. Thomas Newton
Number of Parishioners: More than 3,500 families
Parish website: www.christourlight.net
30 years ago in U.S. Catholic: Does anyone give a damn about teenage Catholics?
By Dan Morris
This article appeared in the January 1985 issue of U.S. Catholic (Vol. 50, No. 1, pages 26-31).
Better Know A Parish: Saint Hyacinth Church, Detroit, Michigan
Parish Name: Saint Hyacinth Catholic Church
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit
Pastor: Reverend Father Janusz Iwan
Number of Parishioners: 300
Parish website: www.sainthyacinth.com
Better Know A Parish: Immaculate Conception Parish, Malden, Massachusetts
Parish Name: Immaculate Conception
Location: Malden, Massachusetts
Pastor: Father Richard Mehm
Number of Parishioners: More than 1,600 families
Parish website: www.icmalden.com
Inside America's most beautiful churches
From the mountains to the prairies, Catholic churches stand tall—as widely varied as the people who worship in them.
Better Know A Parish: Corpus Christi University Parish, Toledo, Ohio
Parish Name: Corpus Christi University Parish
Location: Toledo, Ohio
Pastor: Msgr. Michael Billian
Number of Parishioners: We are a university parish, so our parish census is always changing. We average around 1,000 people at Masses on weekends.
Parish website: www.ccup.org
The next generation of lay ministers
As the first wave of lay parish staff members begins to retire, a fresh crop of young people are bringing new energy and new ideas to parishes across the country.
Not every teenager knows what they want to do for a living, and fewer still dream of a career in church ministry. But after getting involved in her parish’s youth ministry program during her teenage years, Emily Anderson knew that this was what she wanted to do with her life.
Keep cry rooms around, and save parents' sanity
Everyone can use a good cry now and then, especially children in church. Let’s make sure they have a place to let it out.
Sounding Board is one person’s take on a many-sided subject and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of U.S. Catholic, its editors, or the Claretians.
On a scale of one to 10, my kid goes to 11. At age 4, he’s high energy, high intelligence, and often highly challenging. I love everything about my little wild man until Sunday morning comes and we’re at Mass and everyone’s staring at me like I brought an ape into the room.
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