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Not just one but TWO groups of martyrs that spread the gospel in Asia are celebrated this week.

We also have St. John Henry Newman, a man who left fame and respect to become Catholic, and St. Matthew, patron saint of finance. 

How do we deal with seeming "changes" in the Church's teaching on Evolution and Charging Interest? See articles below. 

Finally, SIGN UP for the 2022 Oktoberfest, see details below. 

Here is your weekly update for what's going on in the parish. 

Monday, September 19th

St. Januarius

Saint Januarius

Little is known about the life of Januarius. Legend has it that he and his companions were thrown to the bears in the amphitheater of Pozzuoli, but the animals failed to attack them. They were then beheaded, and Januarius' blood ultimately brought to Naples.

This is the Saint with the Crazy Blood

Tuesday, September 20th

Sts. Andrew Kim Taegon, Paul Ching Hasang, and Companions

Saints Andrew Kim Taegon, Paul Chong Hasang, and Companions

The first native Korean priest, Andrew Kim Taegon and many of his friends paved the way for the Church in Korea with their brave and bloody witness.

Christian Witness in North-East Asia

Wednesday, September 21st

St. Matthew

Saint Matthew

Matthew was a Jew who worked for the Romans as a tax collector. His fellow Jews considered him a traitor and resented him. The Pharisees viewed him, and all tax collectors, as sinners. So it was a real shock to hear that Jesus called such a man to be one of his followers.

Byzantine Queen Starts Reverent & Terrific Trend

Thursday, September 22nd

St. Lorenzo Ruiz and Companions

Saint Lorenzo Ruiz and Companions

Saint Lorenzo Ruiz, the first canonized Filipino martyr, became a witness to the faith almost by accident. Fleeing a legal charge, he ended up with a group of Dominicans headed for Japan, where they were all arrested, tortured, and finally executed.

False Homicide, Real Heroism

Eucharistic Adoration

Every Thursday

6 PM - 8 PM

Holy Family Chapel

Want to become a regularly scheduled adorer? Email Mike Here

Friday, September 23rd

St. Pio of Pietrelcina

How St. Padre Pio responded when the Vatican silenced him

Many were skeptical of Padre Pio's miraculous stigmata and all the attention he was getting from the thousands of pilgrims who flocked to his monastery. Some in the Vatican worried that Padre Pio's fame was based on a lie and that people were following a false prophet.

Pope who showed both God's Justice & Mercy

Saturday, September 24th

St. John Henry Newman

Truth and Conscience with a Convert from Protestantism

He had it all: Fame, Prestige, Honor. A rocketing career...

... and he left it all to become Catholic. 

“To be deep in history is to cease to be Protestant”

Mother Mary wants you to know and understand Jesus's love and care for you. 

Read the Mass Readings!

Twenty Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Some Thoughts for Reflection

In honor of St. Matthew (Patron Saint of Finance) and St. John Henry Newman (who helped flesh out an understanding of the development of doctrine)...

Catholic teaching on usury and interest - continuity amidst change - Catholic Social Thought

British Catholic Writer Samuel Gregg notes:

"During this period, everyone believed that usury qua usury was sinful ... The question, however, that Christians found themselves asking was: “What is usury?"

Did the Church "Change" its Teaching? Is your mortgage immoral?
Can we reconcile Evolution & Original Sin?

Original Sin - Is it compatible with Evolution?

Some Christians categorically reject evolution. 

The Catholic Church does not. But what does that mean for one of our core understandings of human nature, namely Original Sin?

How to Handle Sinful Hominids

Upcoming Events

Theology on Tap - A Pint with Bishop Malesic | September 20, 2022 | Diocese of Cleveland

Theology on Tap is a discussion series for Catholic young adults and their friends, married and single, in their 20s and 30s. Enjoy an evening with Bishop Malesic moderated by Father Damian Ference and Mike Hayes. Parking is available on the street or at St. Wendelin Parish.

Click Here to Register

Raising the Standard for Life: 2022 | Event Page

The mission of Cornerstone Pregnancy Services is to care for women and their children with the love and compassion of Jesus Christ.

Support these women and children by giving or participating in the 2022 Walk for Life.

Sign Up or Learn More Here

Oktoberfest - RSVP Today!

Saturday, October 15th 2022

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Fr. Mosovsky Hall

Beer, Brats, Music and Fun - don't miss out!

You can sign up today on Realm!

Don't forget when you sign up to take a look at the ways you can volunteer and make this Oktoberfest happen.

Click Here to RSVP and Volunteer Today

Adult Faith Formation

Check out the Adult Faith Formation Page on our website for resources and events to help you deepen your understanding of Church teaching and your relationship with Jesus.  

See Our Resources

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"We can believe what we choose. 

We are answerable for what we choose to believe."

St. John Henry Newman