St. Charles to Host Lay Formation Classes

St. Charles to Host Lay Formation Classes

The Archdiocese of Cincinnati will offer its lay ecclesial ministry program beginning in September at St. Charles Center in Carthagena, Ohio. The two-year program includes Saturday courses in such topics as Old and New Testament Scripture; Church history; basic...
Bringing Love to the World

Bringing Love to the World

By Brother Brian Boyle, C.PP.S. The readings today are challenges to look outside of our inner circles, niches, tribes, et cetera. The first reading tells how the apostles filled the twelfth slot that was left behind by Judas. The apostles may have already been in...
Book Explores New Life in Church

Book Explores New Life in Church

The new edition of a book by Fr. Dennis Chriszt, C.PP.S., is meant to help lay staff and volunteers put together an effective and spiritually fruitful Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults program in a parish. The second edition of Creating an Effective Mystagogy: A...
Fr. Ralph Verdi, C.PP.S., 1944-2021

Fr. Ralph Verdi, C.PP.S., 1944-2021

September 21, 1944 – May 10, 2021 Fr. Ralph Verdi, C.PP.S., 76, died at 6:35 a.m. on Monday, May 10, 2021, in the infirmary at St. Charles Center, Carthagena, Ohio. He had been in failing health. Fr. Verdi was born on September 21, 1944, in New York to Ralph C. and...
Bringing Love to the World

Joy is Found in Community

By Fr. James Smith, C.PP.S. Love is in the air. It seems strange to encounter this much love in the readings outside of mid-February. I guess it still fits, though, with this weekend being Mother’s Day. It is always a tricky task to navigate around the holidays of our...