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‘Young at Heart’

More than 10 years ago, Andy and Karen Balzer, parishioners at St. Leo Parish in Murray, Ky., were very involved with hospitality ministry at Saturday and Sunday Masses. Through their ministry, the Balzers did more than open the door for those entering the church; they made a special effort to get to know all who entered and would have conversations with them – young and old, families and individuals.  However, they paid extra attention to older adults, as many of them had moved to Murray upon retiring.

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Back to school blessings

Fr. John Okoro gave out “Backpack Blessings” at all the Tri-Parish Masses at St. Francis Borgia Parish in Sturgis, St. Ambrose Parish in Henshaw, and St. William of Vercelli in Marion on August 27 and 28 for all our school-aged children.

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Here on this Spot, “The Sisters” Taught Science

Stories of science and the Catholic Church appear in unexpected places.  On a trip to Cave-in-Rock in Illinois (USA), I learned about St. Vincent’s Academy and Blessed Martin School from the past—and about John Paul II School from the present.  These schools tell a story of education in the USA that is both interesting and difficult.

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Current Issue

Publisher |  Bishop William F. Medley
Editor |  Elizabeth Wong Barnstead
Contributors |  Riley Greif, Tina Kasey
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