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St. Thomas More- A Man for this Season

Thursday, January 21, 2021
St Thomas More: A Man for This SeasonDeacon Keith Fournier On Oct 31, 2000, Saint John Paul II, responded to petitions from the faithful across the world and issued an apostolic letter, on his own authority. In it he proclaimed Thomas More the Patron of Statesmen and Politicians. The letter... Read More

A beautiful image as we continue the Octave of Christmas

Tuesday, December 29, 2020
As we celebrate St. Stephen Deacon & Martyr, the Holy Innocents and today St. Thomas Becket we are reminded of the world's rejection of their King through the ages. Many have suffered to the point ot death for His Name and His Truth. May we willingly embrace whatever suffering we... Read More

A Very Special Christmas Blessing

Tuesday, December 22, 2020
My Dear Flock,I'm sure for many this may seem like a very strange Christmas blessing but it is my prayer that it will enhance our celebration of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ. As St. Faustina speaks of her vision of hell she reminds us that this is a... Read More

Silent Night

Friday, December 18, 2020
I don't know the origin or title of this beautiful painting but I would call it Silent Night.  It is a beautiful image of the Holy Family just after the birth of the Savior of the World. The artist captures the humanity and the divinity of this simple little family... Read More

We are God's Children

Tuesday, December 15, 2020
The following was written by St. John Henry Newman.  It appeared in the popular periodical Magnificat recently.  I encourage all of us to ponder the saints words and take them to heart.Who are you?God has created me to do Him some definite service. He has committed some work to me... Read More

Message to the Flock #!

Friday, November 20, 2020
1. One Nation Under God Embrace the expression “one nation under God” found in the Pledge of Allegiance to our country’s flag. We are truly “one nation under God”.  I speak directly to mothers and fathers, civic and religious leaders and all who find themselves responsible for guiding others through... Read More

Wisdom from the Saints

Monday, November 16, 2020
St. Robert Bellarmine from his treatise “On the Ascent of the Mind to God”“If you are wise, then, know that you have been created for the glory of God and your own eternal salvation. This is your goal: this is the center of your life; this is the treasure of... Read More

The Church's Clear Teaching

Friday, October 23, 2020
Our beautiful Catholic faith always shows respect for every person and calls them from the darkness of sin into the light of faith. Although the opinion expressed recently by Pope Francis is confusing let us simply turn to the Church's clear teaching on the question of legal recognition of homosexual... Read More

The Face of Jesus

Thursday, August 20, 2020
This is my favorite image of Jesus Christ. It is a painting by an 8 year old girl named Akiane Kramarik. Her remarkable story is that this painting captures the face of Jesus as she saw him in a vision. May it remind us of the Lord's Real Presence among... Read More

Join us in praying the Rosary on August 15

Thursday, August 06, 2020
Most Reverend Joseph E. Strickland, Bishop of Tyler, is assisting Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jefferson, Texas with the development of a Marian Center of Eucharistic Devotion.  As we approach August 15th, the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven, Immaculate Conception Parish announces a special... Read More
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