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Hello Families, in today’s Gospel, Jesus begins to preach in Galilee and calls His first disciples. The Gospel tells us little about the background of these fishermen, their work, and their families. In today’s Gospel, we are simply told that James and John left their father, Zebedee, in the boat and followed Jesus. Some details…

Noteworthy News from Fr. Tom

Today’s readings show that the early Christians understood how Jesus had fulfilled the expectations of ancient Israel. Describing the humble beginning of the public ministry of Jesus, today’s Scripture readings teach us that Christ has brought us from the darkness of sin into the Light of God by calling us to repentance and the acceptance…

Faith Formation News

Hello Families, in today’s gospel, the ministry of John the Baptist prepared for and pointed to the ministry of Jesus. In a similar way, our lives are to offer testimony to who we know Jesus to be for us and for the world. Jesus is the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of…

Noteworthy News from Fr. Tom

Today’s Gospel reminds us that being a disciple of Jesus means that we are to grow by Faith to become witnesses for him. Bearing witness to Christ is an active, not passive, lifetime enterprise. One cannot be a disciple of Jesus at a distance, any more than one can be a distant lover. We are…

What’s New in The Family

Our Lady of Loretto Children’s Music Class Every Monday from 9:30–10:30 in the church basement for children preschool/kindergarten age Singing, dancing, introduced to musical instruments Parent must be in attendance St. Valentine Parish St. Valentine Catholic School Open House St. Valentine Catholic School welcomes all families to our Open House on Thursday, February 9th, from…

Faith Formation News

Hello Families, in today’s gospel, the Magi seek out Jesus and do him homage. The tradition of giving gifts at Christmas is thought by some to be rooted in the gift giving of the Magi. In many cultures, gifts are not exchanged at Christmas, but rather on the feast of the Epiphany. Whenever you exchange…

Noteworthy News from Fr. Tom

Epiphany, is the Greek word for Manifestation. This feast is proof that God loves everyone. Absolutely everyone. White, black, yellow and red, boys and girls, men and women, He loves absolutely everyone. So, what’s the story? How does the story begin? The three Wise Men, the Three Magi, heard news that in Bethlehem a new…