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Marriage Preparation & Enrichment Retreat (St. Patrick Church 400 Country Club Rd. Casper, WY 307.235.5535)

We invite all engaged couples in marriage preparation, their Witness to Love mentor couples, and all married couples to join us for a two-day retreat Friday, February 17, 2023 – 5:30 PM - 9:00PM Saturday, February 18, 2023 – 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM. The retreat will conclude with Mass at 5:00 Saturday during which all engaged couples will receive a blessing. Dinner Friday will be provided. To register, please contact Don or Laura Claunch at 307-262-8347 or 307-262-7620 by Wednesday, February 15. Cost is $50 per couple. We hope you can join us to grow deeper in love with your beloved!


National Marriage Week

The observances of National Marriage Week (Feb. 7-14) and World Marriage Day (Sunday, Feb. 12) are an opportunity to focus on building a culture of life and love that begins with supporting and promoting marriage and the family. This year's theme, "Marriage...one flesh, given and received" highlights the one-flesh union of husband and wife that is willed by God. It also indicates the personal self-gift of each spouse, one to the other. These concepts point to Christ who gives Himself under the appearance of bread and wine—as real flesh and blood. 


Sunday of the Word of God (January 22)

In 2019, Pope Francis established the Sunday of the Word of God, which is celebrated each year on the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time. This year, in observance of the Sunday of the Word of God, the USCCB, through a grant from the American Bible Society, will offer five videos about Sacred Scripture in the life of the Church. These videos, available in English and Spanish, will feature some of the most renowned biblical scholars in the United States and will be accompanied by discussion/reflection questions and suggestions for further reading.

Click on this link to view insightful and authentic Catholic teachings of the Bible: https://catholic.bible/sunday-of-the-word-of-god/ 

 

Death of Pope emeritus Benedict XVI

Retired Pope Benedict XVI died on Dec. 31 at 9:34 a.m. in his residence at the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery in the Vatican Gardens. May his memory be eternal.


SMM new Director of Religious Education

Debbie Bailey is our parish's new Director of Religious Education at St. Mary Magdalen. Welcome Debbie in this new ministry for you.

Debbie Bailey es la nueva Directora de Educación Religiosa de nuestra parroquia en St. Mary Magdalen. Bienvenida Debbie en este nuevo ministerio para ti.


Statement from Bishop Steven Biegler, Roman Catholic Diocese of Cheyenne

The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling, which overturns Roe v. Wade, a law that has been in place for nearly fifty years, places the legality of abortion in the hands of each state. Wyoming is among 13 states with trigger bans in place. 

On March 15, 2022, Governor Gordon signed into law HB 92 Abortion Prohibition-Supreme Court Decision. The new law states: “An abortion shall not be performed except when necessary to preserve the woman from a serious risk of death or of substantial and irreversible physical impairment of a major bodily function, not including any psychological or emotional conditions, or the pregnancy is the result of incest…or sexual assault...” The law can only go into effect after the governor certifies the Supreme Court’s decision.

The Supreme Court ruling is bound to stir the emotions and fears of many people—whether pro-life or pro-abortion, but now is the time for all people of good will to engage in reasonable discourse and decision making. We also must encourage all people, including our state legislators, to advocate for services that will support families and accompany women experiencing unplanned pregnancies by providing resources and assistance so that children will be welcomed into the world with love and provided essential care that all human persons deserve.


Enduring Faith 

A documentary film on the faith, perseverance, and inspiring example of Indigenous Peoples across North America – available for all to watch at kofc.org/enduringfaith

Indigenous communities across North America have a rich and vibrant testimony to share – both past and present – including the witness of their faith.  Enduring Faith: The Story of Native American Catholics dives deep into the rich contribution of Native Americans in the tapestry of the Catholic faith. Produced by the Knights of Columbus as part of its Faith Formation and Native Solidarity initiatives, the 60-minute documentary offers a missing piece to the greater story of Catholicism on the continent and a beautiful example of how Christ reveals himself through the uniqueness of every culture. A must watch with the family, classroom, or faith group. Available to all at kofc.org/enduringfaith.