Your Community – January 2017

This article was posted on: December 27, 2016

Socktober at SS Peter and Paul School

SS Peter & Paul Catholic School Student Council, in Independence, sponsored Socktober. As the end of the Year of Mercy concluded in November, families were reminded of the Corporal Work of Mercy – Clothe the Naked. Nearly 250 pairs of socks were collected for the residents of The Bolton House. Students who donated earned a jeans and crazy socks day.



Vatican International Exhibition — Eucharistic Miracles of the World — Eau Claire
Jan. 4-8, 2017

In celebration of the 2nd anniversary of the Eau Claire Deanery Adoration Chapel, we present to you: Vatican International Exhibition – EUCHARISTIC MIRACLES OF THE WORLD. There are 126 photographic historically documented Eucharistic miracles from various countries since the Last Supper. Scheduled times and days exhibition is open to the public: Wednesday, Jan. 4 – 6:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Jan 5-7 – 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8 – 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.; 2 p.m. Adoration Anniversary Mass at St. Patrick Church (Light reception to follow). Free admission.

National Religious Freedom Day
Jan. 16, 2017

National Religious Freedom Day commemorates the Virginia General Assembly’s adoption of Thomas Jefferson’s landmark Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom on Jan. 16, 1786. This vital document became the basis for the establishment clause, and led to freedom of religion for all Americans as protected in the religion clause in the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment. Religious Freedom Day is officially proclaimed on January 16 each year by an annual statement by the president of the United States.

World Day for Consecrated Life — All parishes
Feb. 4-5, 2017

In 1997, PopeJohn Paul II instituted a day of prayer for women and men in consecrated life. This celebration is attached to the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord on February 2nd. This feast is also known as Candlemas Day; the day on which candles are blessed symbolizing Christ who is the light of the world. So too, those in consecrated life are called to reflect the light of Jesus Christ to all peoples. The celebration of World Day for Consecrated Life is transferred to the following Sunday in order to highlight the gift of consecrated persons for the whole Church. (USCCB)



March for Life — Chicago, IL
Jan. 15, 2017, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Gather together with others from around the Midwest for the March for Life in Chicago! The March will take place on Sunday, January 15 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Federal Plaza, 50 W. Adams St, Chicago, IL Buses will offer transportation to/from Wausau, Plover, La Crosse and Sparta. Pro-Life Wisconsin is sponsoring these and other buses from around the state, to help us get to Chicago for this large gathering. Please click here for Pro-Life WI bus trip information

March for Life —Minneapolis
Jan. 22, 2017 2 p.m.

The 2017 commemoration of legalized abortion will take place on Sunday and thousands will gather for the 44th annual MCCL March for Life

March for Life Pilgrimage — Washington, D.C.
Jan. 27, 2017 1 p.m.

The March for Life Rally will take place at noon on the grounds of the Washington Monument, near the corner of 15th Street and Constitution Avenue. Following the Rally, the March will begin on Constitution Avenue between 15th and 17th Streets at approximately 1 p.m.


Daughter of Saint Gianna speaks at the Shrine

Photo by Jack Socha

Photo by Jack Socha

On November 4, 2016, the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe was blessed with a visit from a daughter of Saint Gianna Beretta Molla! Following the celebration of holy Mass and an opportunity to venerate the first-class relics of the saint, Dr. Gianna Emanuela Molla presented her testimony about her “saint-mom” to over 1,200 people! For many, to listen to and to be able to greet this “daughter of a saint” was a deeply moving encounter with the “saint-mom” herself! – Sister M. Ancilla, FSGM, Director of Communications & Volunteers for the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe


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