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The Secretariat for Communications provides monthly announcements and educational messages for use in parish bulletins to assist in keeping parishioners informed. Announcements for upcoming weeks appear below. Instructions for placing text into your document are noted below. Further information on upcoming events happening around the diocese may also be found in the Events tab above.



These announcements may be cut and pasted into parish bulletins or other materials. If you need instructions or assistance, please contact us.

For Use March 28-29, Fifth Sunday of Lent (A)


Prayers for Clergy & Religious


File: April Prayers for Clergy

Stewardship By the Book

When Jesus heard about the illness of His friend, Lazarus, He responded, "This illness is not to end in death; rather it is for God's glory, that through it the Son of God may be glorified." Every aspect of our lives -our gifts as well as our sufferings- can, if surrendered to Christ, lead to blessing for ourselves and others.

Vocation View

Seeing those who have died return to life is not a common event. But, as believers, if we are serious about our vocations, we are eager to help the “down and out” find new meaning in Christ and live a full life.

Stewardship Reflections

“Jesus said to her, ‘Did I not tell you that if you believe you will see the glory of God?” JOHN 11:40
Many of us say that we believe in God. We go to church on Sunday. We volunteer for events at our parish. But when life gets hard, the pressure is on, when things aren’t going our way, do we really believe, do we really put our trust in the Lord? When we live a life of gratitude, being thankful for the gifts we have been given, we really do see that God is providing all that we need. It opens our hearts to see God’s active presence in our daily lives.

Family Perspective-by Bud Ozar

Our families can become wrapped up chasing things we perceive will make us happy. Jesus’ words to Lazarus, He says to us: “Come out” from what entombs you. In this fifth week of Lent “untie” yourself and be free from unnecessary possessions.

Word of Life

“With great openness and courage, we need to question how widespread is the culture of life today among individual Christians, families, groups and communities in our Dioceses. With equal clarity and determination we must identify the steps we are called to take in order to serve life in all its truth” (The Gospel of Life 95).

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