Better Know A Parish: Saint Hyacinth Church, Detroit, Michigan

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Parish Name: Saint Hyacinth Catholic Church

Location: Detroit, Michigan

Founded: 1907

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit

Pastor: Reverend Father Janusz Iwan

Number of Parishioners: 300

Parish websitewww.sainthyacinth.com


Better Know A Parish: Immaculate Conception Parish, Malden, Massachusetts

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Parish Name: Immaculate Conception

Location: Malden, Massachusetts

Founded: 1854

Diocese: Boston

Pastor: Father Richard Mehm

Number of Parishioners: More than 1,600 families

Parish websitewww.icmalden.com


Inside America's most beautiful churches

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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

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Parish Name: Corpus Christi University Parish

Location: Toledo, Ohio

Founded: 1970

Diocese: Toledo

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 websitewww.ccup.org


The next generation of lay ministers

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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

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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.


Bringing the energy from World Youth Day home

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Millions of young Catholics are engaged and energized by World Youth Day. So why can’t they get excited about their own local church?

I traveled 5,375 miles to clap. It’s not as simple as it sounds. Clapping is more than just a routine motion—it needs purpose. We clap when we’re excited or proud. We clap to show appreciation or to join a communal rhythm. Purpose is what I found myself needing as I boarded a plane to Brazil for World Youth Day last summer. I needed the Catholic Church to give me reasons to clap.


Better Know A Parish: St. Thomas the Apostle, Chicago, Illinois

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Parish Name: St. Thomas the Apostle

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Founded: 1869

Diocese: Chicago

Pastor: Fr. Elias O'Brien, O.Carm.

Number of Parishioners: 500 or so

Parish websitewww.stapostleparish.org


Better Know A Parish: Our Mother of Sorrows, Greece, New York

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Parish Name: Our Mother of Sorrows

Location: Greece, New York

Founded: 1829

Diocese: Rochester, New York

Pastor: Fr. Paul Tomasso

Number of Parishioners: 1,400 households

Parish websitehttp://motherofsorrows.net


Better Know A Parish: St. Andrew the Apostle, Moore, Oklahoma

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Parish Name: St. Andrew the Apostle

Location: Moore, Oklahoma

Founded: 1962

Diocese: Oklahoma City

Pastor: Fr. Jack Feehily

Number of Parishioners: 1,200 people at our weekend Masses

Parish websitewww.standrewmoore.com


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