Formed In Faith


Saint Juan Diego – The First Native Lay Minister in the Americas

On July 31, 2002, at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City, Pope John Paul II declared Juan Diego’s canonization. Juan Diego, a poor Indian peasant and widower, became the Church’s first saint indigenous to the Americas….

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ArchLou and the Catholic Youth Foundation USA

Did you know that Butch Ekstrom of OLFE and Dr. Brian Reynolds, the Chancellor of the Archdiocese, have each served for more than 10 years on the Board of Directors for the Catholic Youth Foundation USA (CYF-USA)? Last Thursday through…

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Sharing Recipes

As Thanksgiving approaches many of us are sharing our favorite recipes. We see post all over Facebook and coming from our favorite blogs for the best turkey, stuffing, or green bean casserole. Recently, Catechetical Leaders from the Archdiocese gathered at…

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Reconciliation: Teaching About God’s Gift of Forgiveness

  Some thoughts and reviews from participants at this event… What I found the most intriguing: “Presentation was ‘excellent’.  I felt the ‘energy’ from Nancy.  Very inspiring!” “The fellowship I felt immediately.” “I loved the connections between Baptism and Reconciliation.”…

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