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Date: October 1-5, 2017 Time: 7pm Sunday and 7pm & 9am Monday—Thursday Where: St. Peter Church Father Robert M. Cary, CSP, is a mission preacher based in Chicago. For more than 25 years, he has been known for his clear, concise and enlightening preaching and teaching. Fr. Bob's mission theme will be &...

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Gospel of Matthew: Bible Video and Discussion Series The Adult Faith Formation Group is sponsoring a continuation of the Bible video series: Matthew—A King and His Kingdom.  This an exciting study that explores the life and mission of Jesus as recorded in the Gospel. Matthew demonstrates how the promises and prophecies of t...

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Healthy People, Healthy Parish New Name, New Mission To serve the Church by improving the health of the parish – one person at a time. Healthy Parish 2020 has been in operation for over a year now and it’s time for a few changes. Over the past year, we have engaged in exercise, prayer, nutrition management, and end-of-l...

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The Miracle of the Sun at Fatima Portugal will have its 100th anniversary this upcoming October 13th.  Since this day falls on a Friday, we will celebrate the miracle on Saturday, October 14th so that working folks will have the opportunity to come together with us to thank God the Father for His kindness and sending our Blessed Moth...

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Balancing Act Good posture leads to better balance.  By standing up straight, your weight is centered over your feet. This helps you maintain correct form while walking and exercising.  Working on posture and balance can strengthen your ability to engage in activities of daily living such as eating, cooking, bathing, dressing...

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Maybe you are going through a divorce now—or perhaps it has been some time, even years ago now, and you’re still struggling with certain issues.  No matter where you are, we can help.  We will be offering the Surviving Divorce: Hope and Healing for the Catholic Family program this coming September for divorced and se...

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Healthy Parish 2020 will begin a 10-week exercise class on Tuesday, August 1, 2017, which will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon – 1:00 PM in the Parish Center. I’m trying to reserve the gymnasium so that we can have plenty of room. (And no stairs to climb!) The cost of the class is $10; 50 cents per class, less than the...

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Using the Gifts of the Holy Spirit to Improve Your Health When we celebrated Pentecost, we heard the story about the coming of the Holy Spirit.  The Jerusalem pilgrims who heard Peter’s first Pentecostal sermon, were pierced to the heart and said: “Brethren, what shall we do?”  Peter said to them: “Rep...

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Summer is swiftly approaching and folks are heading for the great outdoors.  Communing with nature and enjoying the sight and sounds of God’s creatures living around us.  Animals, insects, spiders, and snakes to name just a few.  Be prepared this summer for the occasional bite by learning some essential steps recommen...

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A Marian Month of May The feast day of St. Louis de Montfort was Friday, April 28. Born in France in 1673, St. Louis de Montfort was ordained as a priest in 1700.  An avid walker, he walked to neighboring villages teaching people about their faith.  Inspired by devotion to Jesus and to His Mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary, he ...

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Forgiveness, Mercy, and Inspiration On the Rocks At Mass on the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter, children inspired us with Martina McBride’s song Anyway about building, dreaming, believing, singing, loving, and most of all praying.  McBride attributed her inspiration in part to a poem that Mother Teresa had hung in a childre...

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This is our third and final article relating to American Heart Month.  I hope this series has encouraged you to take action now to lower your risk for heart disease. Control your cholesterol and blood pressure. Both can cause heart disease and heart attack. If your cholesterol or blood pressure numbers are high, take steps to lowe...

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February is American Heart Month Since December 30, 1963, through an act of Congress, the President of the United States has issued an annual proclamation designating February as "American Heart Month."  In honor of this event, Healthy Parish 2020 will present a three-part article about heart disease, risk factors, heart...

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Healthy Parish 2020 offers two classes related to developing healthy habits.  One of these, Temper Temptation, encourages the development of habits leading to the virtue of temperance.  Temperance is the virtue that helps us to control our appetites using the powers of reason and faith. Our Catholic faith is animated by chari...

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Shatter the Myths About Drugs and Alcohol The National Institute on Drugs Abuse (NIDA) has joined forces with the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) to shatter the myths about teen substance use.  NIDA and NIAAA are hosting a week-long National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week January 23-29, 2017. Teens and...

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Two objectives of Healthy People 2020 are to reduce the prostate cancer death rate to 21.8 deaths per 100,000 males and to increase the proportion of men who have discussed advantages and disadvantages of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test to screen for prostate cancer with their primary care provider. Doctors offer screening in the ...

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Pneumonia is a lung infection that can make you very sick. You may be more likely to get the disease after having a cold or the flu. These illnesses make it hard for your lungs to fight infection, so it is easier to get pneumonia. Having a long-term, or chronic, disease like asthma, heart disease, cancer, or diabetes also makes you more l...

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ExerStart is a 20-week, low-intensity exercise class designed to improve balance, flexibility, strength and mobility for sedentary adults who want to increase their fitness level. Classes last 45 minutes and meet 2 times a week for 20 weeks. For people who are inactive, even small increases in physical activity are associated with health ...

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Freedom from the Fear of Death This year on All Saints Day and on All Souls Day we will sponsor a presentation concerning end-of-life issues.  Join Deacon Larry and Parish Nurse Retha following the 7:00 PM Mass on All Saints Day, November 1, or following the 8:00 AM Mass on All Souls Day, November 2, to learn about Catholic teaching ...

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