Why the name?

"Holy Conversation" does sound like an exceptionally pious name, even for a parish blog. And we can't guarantee that everything here will meet the high standard the name implies. But the phrase comes from the story of our patron saint, and we think it fits. Here's why.

St. Scholastica was a sixth-century abbess who, according to the Dialogues of Pope Gregory I, used to meet once a year with her brother, St. Benedict. On the last occasion they were together, they spent their time "satisfying each other's hunger for holy conversation about the spiritual life."

We hope that this blog can become a place where the members of our parish can find a taste of the companionship and conversation that Scholastica and Benedict enjoyed so much. Welcome!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Appalachia Warm-up!

New members of the Appalachia Mission group warmed up last weekend by helping in our own community.


Friday, April 8, 2016

Spaghetti Dinner!

The Appalachia Mission trip crew hosted a spaghetti dinner in the CDTCA cafeteria on Sunday, April 3.  Thanks to Jamie Dillon for sending the pictures below!





Living Stations

Members of our youth ministry enacted Living Stations at noon on Good Friday.  Their presentation was as prayerful and moving as those we remember from past years.  Thanks to all the young parish members who participated, and to the adults who aided them!




Sunday, December 20, 2015

Third Grade Christmas Play





Children in our third grade religious education class performed a Christmas play on Sunday!

There they went a-caroling . . .


Members of our youth ministry sang carols at the VA after the youth liturgy on December 12.


Parish Members Visit Haiti!

During the first week of December two members of our Hope for Haiti Committee--Maureen O'Brien and John Cravotta--were able to visit Haiti and the schools that we support there.  They traveled with Dr. Rodrigue Mortel, the founder of the Good Samaritans School and James Stine College in St. Marc, Haiti.



Maureen and John were able to meet the students we sponsor and to participate in the Good Samaritans School fifteenth anniversary celebration!  They hope to present more of their experience to the parish, perhaps during Lent.  Thanks to all who have supported our outreach to the people of Haiti!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Fr. James Martin on the Synod of Bishops

You may have heard of the Synod of Bishops on Family Life that just concluded.  I'm still learning about what happened there.  There is a short video by James Martin, SJ, on what he sees as the synod's top five accomplishments on YouTube here (+).  It's worth looking at to begin to appreciate the meaning of the synod.

First Grade Religious Education

First-graders make "lost sheep" in their religious education class.


Youth Ministry Halloween Party



Creatures dressed in black gathered at the Ministry Center on October 23 to 
celebrate Halloween!

Thanks, as usual, to Mrs. Dillon for the pictures!