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  • Blessed Sacrament’s principal gives of herself, saving a friend while deepening her own faith

    Blessed Sacrament’s principal gives of herself, saving a friend  while deepening her own faith

    As Sabrina Carter works with students in the Ball-Chatham School District as a psychologist, a job that brings her joy and the satisfaction of personally helping the lives of young people, it’s not uncommon for her to think about her own life and the selfless gift given to her. What would her life be like today if it weren’t for this gift? How much pain would she be in? Would she even be alive?

    It all started in 2015. After going to her doctor with stomach pains, tests determined she had Stage 3 kidney disease. Over the next year and

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  • Annual Nativity festival tells many stories

    Annual Nativity festival tells many stories

     The Chiara Center is hosting their 13th annual Franciscan Nativity Festival — a display of more than 100 Nativity sets, a majority of which are new to the annual event. The event is free and open to the public on Friday, Dec. 6 from 2-7 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 7 and Sunday, Dec. 8 from noon-4 p.m., at Chiara Center, 4875 LaVerna Road, Springfield — on the grounds of St. Francis Convent.

     

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  • Novena to honor the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary begins Dec. 1

    The annual novena honoring the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary begins Dec. 1 this year, because the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception is transferred this year to Dec. 9. The novena will be celebrated each evening from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., except on Dec. 9 when the novena will conclude with the 5:15 p.m. Mass for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. All are welcome to attend the novena, which will be held at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Springfield.

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  • Diocesan native observing silver jubilee

    Diocesan native observing silver jubilee

    TRAPPIST, Ky. — Brother Aaron Schulte, OCSO, celebrated his Silver jubilee with the Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance, commonly called Trappist at the Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky in May of this year.TRAPPIST, Ky. — Brother Aaron Schulte, OCSO, celebrated his Silver jubilee with the Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance, commonly called Trappist at the Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky in May of this year.

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  • Soup ministry celebrates decade of giving

    GREENFIELD — With chilly weather already here and Thanksgiving just around the corner, our thoughts naturally turn to warm meals, good fellowship and counting our blessings. This year St. Michael parishioner Martha Rawe is giving thanks that in Greenfield, a soup ministry that she helped to start has been warming people’s stomachs — and hearts — for 10 years and counting.

     

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  • In Memoriam - Sister Mary Kathleen Kuenstler, PHJC

    In Memoriam - Sister Mary Kathleen Kuenstler, PHJC

    DONALDSON, Ind. — Sister Mary Kathleen Kuenstler, PHJC, died on Oct. 28 at the Catherine Kasper Home.

    Sister Kate was born in St. Louis on Jan. 21, 1949 and she was adopted by Lawrence Kuenstler and Lorraine (Buerster) Kuenstler, who preceded her in death. Her siblings include her brother, Matthew (Deb) Kuenstler and her sister, Agnes Schoultz.

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  • Official Appointments

    Official appointments from the Office of the Bishop

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  • More about Sister Marie and what she taught me

    In my column of Sept. 29, I described a moment in high school in which my religion teacher, Sister Marie McCloskey, OSU, stressed that our God is passionate about the here and now as well as the hereafter.

    As we learned from this publication in the Nov. 10 issue, Sister Marie died in New Orleans on Oct. 4 at age 105.

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  • Bishop Paprocki's Public Schedule

    Bishop Paprocki's public schedule for the weeks of November 24 and December 1

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  • Diocesan Datebook

    Daily events occuring throughout the Diocese

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