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!

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!