Saint John The Baptist Parish Church – Lian, Batangas, Philippines



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Shrine for Christ’s Precursor , Saint John The Baptist Parish Church – Lian, Batangas, Philippines

As early as 1807, Lian was already under a parish; its church edifice was said to be a granary house, which was rebuilt by the Jesuits after an uprising in 1745. However, official sources declare the chapel, which first stood in the present site of the shrine, was only created in 1870.

The chapel, which had undergone multiple reconstructions and remodelling, only lasted until 1950. But on the same site, where it was located, a new edifice with a “more modern look” was built. This building is currently being renovated to improve the facilities, especially to accommodate the pilgrims.

“St. John the Baptist regularly visits those whose faith in God is strengthened further through his intercessions,” Arguelles said in Filipino. However, the archbishop reminded devotees that the religious icon is still a representation, but stressed just the same that it stands for a person of high esteem.

Mass at St.Grigor Narekatsi Armenian Catholic Parish



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MASS AT ST. GRIGOR NAREKATSI ARMENIAN CATHOLIC PARISH

By the special arrangement of the Phoenix Tour, our Polish Pilgrim priests were able to conduct their own Catholic Mass on the premises of St. Grigor Narekatsi Armenian Catholic Parish in Kanaker (Yerevan, Armenia, April 2013)

The Armenian Constitution, as amended in 2005, provides for freedom of religion and the rights to practice, choose, or change religious belief.

Within the framework of their trip to Armenia, the Polish Pilgrim priests, have celebrated the Holy Mass on Sunday at the St. Grigor Narekatsi Armenian Catholic Parish, outside Yerevan, in Kanaker.

The Catholic Church sees the Mass or Eucharist as “the source and summit of the Christian life”, to which the other sacraments are oriented. The Catholic Church believes that the Mass is exactly the same sacrifice that Jesus Christ offered on the Cross at Calvary.

The Catholic Church in Armenia is part of the worldwide Catholic Church, under the spiritual leadership of the Pope in Rome. The 2011 census counted 13,843 Catholics in Armenia, representing about 0.46% of the total population. Catholics in Armenia belong to two particular churches, the Latin Rite or Western Rite (which includes the vast majority of Catholics worldwide) and the Armenian Catholic Church.

Phoenix Tour invites you to explore the best destinations, journeys and experiences for Armenia and around the region.
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Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Parish, Lewisburg – Parish Photo Tour



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Have you ever wanted to be able to check out a church before you went there? Well now Sacred Heart Parish makes it so you can! This photo tour of the Sacred Heart grounds and building gives you an idea of what this Roman Catholic Parish is all about, and why you will enjoy being a part of our family!

Ways to connect with Sacred Heart Parish:
Website: www.sacredheartofjesus.org
Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg: www.hbgdiocese.org
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Parish Profiles – St. Elizabeth Ann Seton – Bakersfield



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In segment two, Msgr. Perry Kavookjian, V.F., pastor of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Bakersfield shares the joy of his 750+ parish family which is just moving into a their beautiful new church after 7 years of community building. Megan Pruett, High School and Confirmation Coordinator, closes the program by sharing what the experience of “becoming a community” has been for her, her family, and the young people she ministers with.

For hundreds of years, the Catholic Church has grown and thrived across the Central Valley. It’s a story of faith. A story of tradition. And a story of ministry. Now, see how the church is touching and changing lives in communities large and small. Tune in for Parish Profiles. Series airs Mondays at 8:30pm, Tuesdays at 11:30 am, and Fridays at 11:30am – only on KNXT.

The Rebuilt Message Series: Church of the Nativity Story | Rebuilt Parish



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This video recording of Fr. Michael White’s 2013 homily just before the launch of the book Rebuilt, reveals the story of how Church of the Nativity realized they needed to change the way they were doing things. It is the story of stopping everything, asking the WHY question, and then starting over.

Fr. Michael recounts the story of “Family Friendly Fridays.” It was at that event that Fr. White came to a realization of the deep impact of consumerism on the parishioners at Nativity.

Michael and his associate, Tom Corcoran, worked very hard providing more and more programs. The faster they ran, however, the more the demand rose. They found that the people in their parish were demanding consumers. They created consumers who became super-consumers.

What is the “WHY” of their parish? What is the mission of the Church? The why of their parish is to make disciples of Jesus Christ. Christ gave us all a why; he said “Go, make disciples” (Mt. 28:19). The focus of everything they do, every ministry, is forming disciples.

The gravitational pull is always towards consumerism. Churches have become comortable consumer exchanges for the convinced. For this reason, they become irrelevant. As a Catholic Church, we have become irrelevant. When we make church all about us, and our comfort, then we make mass irrelevant. If parish life becomes about us, then we will never form new disciples.

Go, make Church matter to Catholics.

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Parish Profiles – Our Lady of Guadalupe



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In segment two, we travel to Bakersfield and visit the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Co-Patroness of the Unborn. Araceli Orozco, mother of four, reminds us of just how caring and supportive and “family based” her parish is to her and the 2,000+ families that call it home. Humberto Hernandez closes our program by introducing us to ”Recollection”, the parish’s youth-ministering-to-youth program which changed his life forever 12 years ago, and which now he co-coordinates with his wife.

For hundreds of years, the Catholic Church has grown and thrived across the Central Valley. It’s a story of faith. A story of tradition. And a story of ministry. Now, see how the church is touching and changing lives in communities large and small. Tune in for Parish Profiles. Series airs Mondays at 8:30pm, Tuesdays at 11:30 am, and Fridays at 11:30am – only on KNXT.