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No-cost Catholic schools – we can do it (full text)

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Go to Fr. Brankin4th Sunday in Ordinary Time, 2012
Fr. Anthony Brankin
Gospel: Mark 1:21-28 “He taught them with authority.”

You may or may not have known it—but this is the beginning of Catholic Schools week. And you may be saying to yourselves—Well so what? My children are grown, my grandchildren live out of state—why would I—sitting here in Saint Odilo Church in Berwyn ever worry about Catholic Schools week anymore? But think again. Every one of us has a stake in the success of Catholic schools—and this school in particular because we are not only talking about the future parishioners of Saint Odilo—but the future of our society.

Go to the Georgetown Visitation.

The Bean Queen of Georgetown Rules

The bean, or Epiphany Queen, of the Georgetown Visitation can request special things. Whichever sister finds the bean or medal in her piece of cake after supper is Queen-for-a-Year and is treated in a special way. Go to our Live Jesus blog and read about what Sr. Mary Philomena got to wear that day.

Are you called to a life of the “little virtues” of gentleness, humility, and cheerful optimism? Consider the Washington, DC.

Listen to these statistics: and refer to them for the rest of this sermon—But in Cicero and Berwyn – there are 43 thousand persons under the age of 18,—and ninety-five percent of these kids are Catholic. Now reflect upon the fact that there are only four Catholic schools in these two towns that combined with catechism classes are reaching no more than 2000 children. Think of it—there are therefore almost 42,000 Catholic children in our area who are not getting instructed in the faith. That has to make anyone who takes their Catholicism seriously shudder. I know I do. Continue Reading…

Education seeks the beautiful, good and true

Sunday, August 21st, 2011

Read bio Fr. Joseph Eddy21st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Aug. 21, 2011
Fr. Joseph Eddy, O. de M.
Gospel: Matt. 16:13-20 “Who do men say that the Son of Man Is?”

Full homily text: Well, here we are at mid-August already. The “dog days” of summer when we try to get in those last mini-vacations or family gatherings before the end of the month. Because we all know the end of August means “back to school.” If we forget we will be reminded each time we turn on the TV and see commercials for “back to school sales.” For many of us at least 16-18 years of our life are spent in school. As Americans we value education.

Blessed Virgin Mary of MercyIs God calling you to become a Mercedarian friar? Take our “” survey and find out. Fr. Joseph Eddy is the vocation director of the Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mercy, founded to redeem Christians whose faith is in danger.

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But why do we value education? Is it because we want to be just like everyone else? Or is it because we want to be able to get a job in the future? Unfortunately, today many look at education only as a means of being successful or getting a job. Not that this isn’t important, but traditionally education has been seen from a more broad perspective. Continue Reading…