New members may register in the parish by picking up a registration form in the vestibule of the church and returning it to the collection basket/mailing it to the office, or contact the parish office and we will mail one to you. Welcome!
Join us for Twelve Apostles' 3rd annual Fall Harvest festivities on Saturday, October 15!
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Our work of mercy for October is
the spiritual work of mercy
"To Instruct the Ignorant/Uninformed"
To “Instruct the Ignorant” is a work of mercy we should be performing all the time. It might be helpful to give this work a different name: “Instruct by Example”. This work of mercy obliges us to deepen our love for the Catholic faith through study and reading. Thus, to carry out this work we need to deepen our own knowledge in order to nurture our union with God.
We can explore the faith by a prayerful reading of the scriptures, studying the Catechism, and prayerfully reading over the prayers of the liturgy. If we are deeply rooted in our faith and knowledgeable about it, we will not be insecure about sharing it.
But the best instruction comes from example. If people see that our faith makes a difference in the way we live our daily lives - how we treat people, how we deal with setbacks and difficulties, and how we set our priorities - they may want to learn more about it.
We do some of our best teaching without even opening our mouths! Be authentic. Live your Catholic identity fully in faith, hope, and charity, so that people are attracted to the Spirit of God within you. Like Saint Francis of Assisi said, "Preach the gospel at all times, and, if necessary, use words."
The Christmas Banquet was a wonderful event, and Holy Trinity and Twelve Apostles generously provided over 1000 personal items for inmates gift bags. Perhaps more importantly, we made sure that each of the children of the inmates, regardless of their age, had a wonderful gift from their Dad to open that day.
Gina Hanna of Beauty for Ashes Ministry, prepared a short video to share special moments at the banquet with us. She said, "I hope this video captures the impact that you and your parishes had on these men and their families. It was such a blessing to partner with you this year."