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Why do we tap our chests during Mass or make the sign of the cross three times during Mass?
Both non-Catholics and Catholics have questions about some of the rituals practiced during Mass. By knowing the meanings behind these rituals, Catholics can better understand...
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Welcoming Others to our Church
We have all had the experience of being new or starting out somewhere. The best experiences give us a real sense of being warmly received,...
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Helping Others Through Social Concerns Ministries
Our parishioners have a long history of helping those in need in our local community and beyond. Our faith comes alive through the Social Concerns...
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Why The Gloria Isn’t Said at Every Mass
Many Catholics have noticed that the Gloria is not recited at Masses during Advent or Lent. Father Mark Ott, our weekend associate, said since the...
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Journey: Same Goal; Different Paths
For those who are non-Catholic, Holy Martyrs’ Journey (formerly RCIA) welcomes each unique person into the threshold of full adoption of our Catholic faith. Chris...
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The Blessings of Serving
Serving the church has brought a deeper appreciation of the Eucharist to those who distribute communion and care for the items used during liturgies. Liz...
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Encounter Christ. Grow in Faith. Make Disciples.

Why do we tap our chests during Mass or make the sign of the cross three times during Mass?

Both non-Catholics and Catholics have questions about some of the rituals practiced during Mass. By knowing the meanings behind these rituals, Catholics can better understand their faith. Some may wonder why reciting the Confiteor includes tapping their chests in the middle of it. Father Mark Ott explained that this tradition …

Helping Others Through Social Concerns Ministries

Our parishioners have a long history of helping those in need in our local community and beyond. Our faith comes alive through the Social Concerns Ministry’s more than 10 community outreach programs supporting the overall mission of providing care, compassion and hope to the less fortunate. Our community outreach efforts …