The secret to joy, according to Jesus
Bishop Robert Barron's: Catholicism 101
The secret to joy, according to Jesus
Everyone wants to be happy. It’s the one thing that unites us all. We all want joy.
But how do we find it? All the things we usually chase—money, pleasure, power, and honor—make us happy only for a little while, but then they fade. They don’t satisfy our deep need for joy.
Jesus offers a different way. What’s his path to happiness?
Find out in this short video:
Fr. Godfrey's Homily
OT 2A 2020
St. Benedict Cathedral - SMS
When it’s time for me to move onto my next assignment, I’m sure some will say, “he’s the one who renovated the church,” or “he’s the one who buried grandpa,” but my hope would be that more people could say, “he’s the one who helped us know Jesus better.”
John the Baptist spent his whole life pointing out the presence of Jesus. All that he did was aimed at Christ. And helping others see Christ.
All of us must admit that others have pointed us to him. And yet we are also called to point to him ourselves. Learning to do that isn’t always easy. Companions along the way help us do what John did so naturally.
Saint Meinrad has always carried out the work of forming heralds of Christ’s presence. It’s important work for sustaining the church. It would be hard to imagine the church without priests, deacons, or lay leaders. And so today, on this Saint Meinred Sunday, I am happy once again to invite you to visit Saint Meinrad, to encourage vocations to ministry, to pray for the success of our work at the Abbey, and if possible, to offer some of your stewardship of treasure to the work of the seminary. You’ll receive a letter this week from Archabbot Kurt inviting that support. Please be as generous as you can.
The Lamb of God dwells among us, within us, and calls for us to point him out. May we be faithful in living out that prophetic witness in the world.
Daily Mass Schedule
Tuesday 7AM, 9AM
Wednesday 7AM, 9AM (School Mass)
Thursday - Saturday 7AM, 9AM
Confessions 20 minutes before each Mass until 5 minutes before Mass
An excerpt from the
Compendium of the Catechism of the
2. Why does man have a desire for God?
God himself, in creating man in his own image, has written upon his heart the desire to see him. Even if this desire is often ignored, God never ceases to draw man to himself because only in God will he find and live the fullness of truth and happiness for which he never stops searching. By nature and by vocation, therefore, man is a religious being, capable of entering into communion with God. This intimate and vital bond with God confers on man his fundamental dignity.
Further reading: CCC
INFLUENZA PRECAUTIONS at Mass
1. If you are sick or contagious, in charity for everyone, please stay at
home and do not enter church.
If you have been ill or are susceptible,
2. please avoid physical contact at the sign of peace;
3. please refrain from receiving the Precious Blood;
4. please receive Holy Communion in the hand.
St. Ben's Women's Retreat
- January 31 - February 2nd at Sarto Retreat Center
See Registration form below. Day or overnight retreat options. Registrations due by Jan. 20th.
Souper Bowl Sunday
- Sunday, Feb. 2. Boxes will be available at the church entrances to collect cans of soup for the House of Bread and Peace.
Electronic Funds Transfer Sign Ups -
Before and after the weekend Masses in February (except 6AM).
Recognizing the disciples need to give consistently, this method helps every parishioner who chooses to make that happen. To sign up, bring your bank account and routing numbers to the Mass you attend.
Mardi Gras 2020
- SAVE THE DATE! Saturday, February 8, 2020 in the Eykamp Hall in the Ridgway Center on the University of Evansville campus. 5:30 – midnight. Dinner, dance & auction. Reservations are due by January 27th.
on Tuesday, January 21 at 2:00PM