Saint of the Day

St. Cuthbert (635-687)
Cuthbert was a Scottish shepherd before entering a monastery when he was seventeen. A miraculous healer with the gift of prophecy, he was known for his holiness and learning, his patience, tact, and sanctity.

Reflections from the Saints

Judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the heart.
– St. Vitalis
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Life in Christ: Catechism #2179

"A parish is a definite community of the Christian faithful established on a stable basis within a particular church; the pastoral care of the parish is entrusted to a pastor as its own shepherd under the authority of the diocesan bishop." It is the place where all the faithful can be gathered together for the Sunday celebration of the Eucharist. The parish initiates the Christian people into the ordinary expression of the liturgical life: it gathers them together in this celebration; it teaches Christ's saving doctrine; it practices the charity of the Lord in good works and brotherly love.