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!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Youth Ministry Summer 2017 Pictures

Here's a review of the summer youth ministry projects via photographs.

First, the Appalachia mission trip.

The team gathers before departing for West Virginia.
On site at Our Lady of the Hills
 After that, there was lots of work:


And a sense of accomplishment when it was done!
A grateful couple acknowledged the group's work.

 Then it was time to come home for the welcome celebration.  The year's theme was "Be Transformed," so the cake was appropriate!

And we can't forget Camp Helping Hand, where middle school students did service work closer to home:

Congratulations to all the young people who participated in these projects, and thanks to the adults who took part!