Experience Holy Week: Holy Thursday Mass and Adoration

By Rhen

We entered into Holy Week with palm branches on Sunday, recalling Jesus entering Jerusalem. Now we enter into the “Holy Triduum,” the three days leading up to the resurrection on Easter, with a series of liturgies that take us right along with Jesus in His final days leading up to the Resurrection. These are the three holiest days of the year, and the Church does a marvelous job of helping us to experience the sacredness of the Triduum through the liturgy and prayer during these three days.

Holy Thursday brings us into the Triduum by recalling the last supper, the washing of feet, and the agony in the garden, among other things.

The Holy Thursday Mass

The last supper and washing of feet are experienced during the Holy Thursday Mass. This Mass typically takes place in the evening, because Passover begins at sundown. It is worthwhile to make the time to attend this Mass because it really “sets the mood” leading into Good Friday. Fully partaking in the solemn liturgies of Holy Thursday and Good Friday help to make the experience of the Easter Mass even more joyful.

Adoration After Mass and the Visiting of Seven Churches

After the Holy Thursday Mass the Blessed Sacrament is placed in a closed tabernacle on an altar of repose, often in a side chapel, where the faithful can take part in Eucharistic Adoration into the night. This is a great opportunity for prayer as we head into the most solemn of days, Good Friday, and parallels the disciples keeping watch with Jesus in the garden.

It is a custom in many areas, especially urban regions, to visit seven churches for adoration after Mass on Holy Thursday. This tradition dates back centuries and may originate from the faithful visiting the seven pilgrim churches of Rome on Holy Thursday.

If you live in an area with many churches nearby this is a great tradition to try. It takes some planning, as every church has a different end time for their period of adoration, but it is great to join in prayer with parish communities around your area. It helps one to recognize that the experience of such a holy week is shared with many, not isolated to your single parish.

If you are unsure about what to do in Eucharistic Adoration, do not be afraid. You can simply pray quietly and converse with Jesus, you can pray the Rosary or the Liturgy of the Hours, you can read the Bible, or you can pray in any other way that feels comfortable. Some churches might even schedule prayer for part of the Adoration period. Use the time to prepare for Good Friday and to look forward to the joy of the Resurrection on Easter.

Tomorrow is Good Friday. Learn more about it >>

Great Lenten Hymns: God of Mercy and Compassion

By Rhen

There are some great hymns for Lent, and it can only benefit our Lenten season to reflect on and learn a little more about some of the really good ones.

It is fitting to start with a hymn that tells of God’s mercy to sinners. The words of the song were written by a Redemptorist priest named Edmund Vaughan who was born in 1827. He was one of the clergy at Our Lady of the Anunciation near Liverpool. He wrote a handful of other hymns, though none are as well known as “God of Mercy and Compassion.”

The music to “God of Mercy and Compassion” is a traditional French melody by 18th century Italian composer Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, who was born in 1710. Pergolesi lived only until 1736. He was a well-known composer of both opera music and sacred music.

“God of Mercy and Compassion” is one of the most moving (yet unknown) hymns of the season of Lent.

Lyrics to ‘God of Mercy and Compassion’

God of mercy and compassion,
Look with pity upon me,
Father, let me call Thee Father,
‘Tis Thy child returns to Thee.

Refrain:
Jesus, Lord, I ask for mercy;
Let me not implore in vain;
All my sins, I now detest them,
Never will I sin again.

2. By my sins I have deserved
Death and endless misery,
Hell with all its pains and torments,
And for all eternity.
(Refrain)

3. By my sins I have abandoned
Right and claim to heav’n above.
Where the saints rejoice forever
In a boundless sea of love.
(Refrain)

4. See our Savior, bleeding, dying,
On the cross of Calvary;
To that cross my sins have nail’d Him,
Yet He bleeds and dies for me.
(Refrain)

 

Now Listing Catholic Retreat Centres in Canada

By Rhen

You have been asking, and now we have improved CatholicRetreats.net even more. When you search the retreat center directory at CatholicRetreats.net you are able to find more that 400 retreat centers across the United States. Now, finally, you are able to search all of the Catholic retreat centres in Canada as well.

This site now lists more than 50 retreat centres across Canada, including listings for current or proposed retreat centres in every province and territory except Nunavut (which doesn’t have any retreat centres). We might mention that the Yukon Territories do not currently have a retreat centre either, but there is one planned for the near future.

Which province has the most retreat centres? Ontario and Quebec each have twelve, so if you are looking for a wide variety of retreat centres in a small area those would be the regions to start looking in. If you speak French then Quebec is obviously the place to look. Many of the retreat centres (and dioceses) in Quebec only have listings in French, though.

Fun fact: Canada has only about a ninth of the population that the United States has. Canada has about an eighth of the number of retreat centres that the United States contains, but the number of dioceses is actually more than a third of the number that the U.S. has. Thus, the number of Catholics served by each diocese in Canada is, on average, a lot lower than in the U.S., but the number of Catholics served by each retreat centre is about the same.

We did a pretty thorough search to create our database of Catholic retreat centres in Canada, but if you know of any that we missed please let us know via our Contact page!

Praying Through Protests at Mass

By Rhen

I grew up in a town of less than a thousand people, and I went to college in a conservative little town of twelve thousand  secluded in the woods of Upper Michigan. I never once in my life experienced protesters at Mass, until I moved to St. Paul and started attending the Cathedral here.

Protesters Before Mass

This past weekend as we entered Mass there were four or five protesters outside of the entrance to the Cathedral (and an even greater number of TV cameras, of course). I couldn’t even tell what exactly they were protesting because one of their signs was about traditional families and one was about child abuse. I sat in the pew fuming about protesters disrupting people entering into the prayer of Mass until I realized we were halfway through the homily and I had no idea what had happened for the past fifteen minutes. I let the protesters ruin my prayer and my focus on the Mass. I allowed myself to be overcome with anger and frustration that took me out of the prayer. The protesters won.

Protesters During Mass

Last year there was a ballot issue concerning gay marriage in the state. One of the weekends leading up to the election in a group of activists showed up at Mass wearing rainbow sashes. They went up to communion knowing full-well that the Church refuses communion to those using the Mass to make a political statement, and then after being denied communion and instead given a blessing they went back to their pew and remained standing while the rest of the congregation kneeled. Following the source and summit of the Catholic faith a group of brightly-dressed people begging for attention and intentionally positioning themselves to distract others from the prayer of the Mass took the moment of reflection and prayer and turned it into a political demonstration.

What Do We Do In These Situations?

Every time that I have witnessed protesters at Mass at the Cathedral in St. Paul it has been handled very well by the staff of the Cathedral. They make a short, matter-of-fact statement about the Church’s stance on whatever the controversial issue is and announce that those using the Mass as a political protest will not be given communion, and then they move on with Mass as normal.

Even when the protesters are handled well, though, it is really tough to keep my focus on the Mass. When I’ve just received the body of Christ I want to pray, reflect, and maybe join in singing the communion antiphon when I’ve returned to my pew. They guy standing defiantly in front of me wearing rainbows is not lending to a prayerful, reflective atmosphere (and he certainly isn’t swaying me toward his cause with this behavior).

What should we do when we are having a difficult time focusing in Mass? The cause of distraction might be protesters, but it also might be somebody playing show tunes on the piano in the church basement during the Eucharistic prayer (yes, that has actually happened to me), or the guy in the next pew using his iPad during Mass. We have to find a way to focus and pray through any distraction that comes up during the Mass.

Here are a few tips that I have found helpful:

-The obvious first recommendation is to pray for the ability to focus. Sometimes I have found it most helpful to vent my frustration to God and let it all out to Him so that I can re-focus on the Mass with a clear mind.

-If it is still before Mass or during a time of reflection, such as after Communion, commit all of your focus to a structured prayer like the Rosary or the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy. I like to be able to hold a rosary in my hand, close my eyes, and have a set of familiar, comfortable prayers to go through so that I can completely take my mind off of any distractions.

Immerse yourself in the Mass. Read along during the readings. Use a missalette to read and follow the prayers of the priest and the congregation throughout Mass.

What do you think? How do you focus when there is a major distraction, such as protesters, during Mass?

Find Your Diocese on Twitter

By Rhen

One of the great ways to stay in touch with your faith, and to know what is going on in your area, is to follow your local diocese on Twitter. We’ve compiled a list of all of the diocesan Twitter pages we could find in the list below.

Did we miss one? Please let us know!

If you would like to get short, inspirational tidbits on Catholic prayer, retreats, and life in general you can also follow Rhen’s Twitter page.

Diocese Diocese Twitter URL
Alabama Birmingham https://twitter.com/bhmdiocese
Mobile https://twitter.com/cathaom
Alaska Anchorage None Found
Fairbanks None Found
Juneau None Found
Arizona Phoenix https://twitter.com/phoenixdiocese
Tucson https://twitter.com/newvisiononline
Holy Protection of Mary Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Phoenix None Found
Arkansas Little Rock https://twitter.com/arkcatholic
California Chaldean Catholic Eparchy of St. Peter the Apostle None Found
Fresno None Found
Los Angeles None Found
Monterey https://twitter.com/MontereyDiocese
Oakland None Found
Orange https://twitter.com/OrangeDiocese
Sacramento https://twitter.com/saccatholic
San Bernardino https://twitter.com/sbdiocese
San Diego None Found
San Francisco https://twitter.com/ArchdioceseSF
San Jose https://twitter.com/DioceseSanJose
Santa Rosa https://twitter.com/srdiocese
Stockton None Found
Colorado Colorado Springs https://twitter.com/CCHerald
Denver https://twitter.com/DCRegister
Pueblo https://twitter.com/dioceseofpueblo
Connecticut Bridgeport https://twitter.com/DOBevents
Hartford https://twitter.com/@archmansell
Norwich None Found
Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Stamford None Found
Delaware Wilmington None Found
D.C. Military Services https://twitter.com/MilArchUSA
Washington https://twitter.com/WashArchdiocese
Florida Miami https://twitter.com/CatholicMiami
Orlando https://twitter.com/BishopNoonan
Palm Beach None Found
Pensacola-Tallahassee None Found
St. Augustine https://twitter.com/DOSACatholics
St. Petersburg https://twitter.com/DioStPete
Venice https://twitter.com/DioceseofVenice
Georgia Atlanta https://twitter.com/archatl
Savannah https://twitter.com/diosav
Hawaii Honolulu https://twitter.com/CatholicHawaii
Idaho Boise None Found
Illinois Belleville None Found
Chicago https://twitter.com/CathNewWorld
Joliet https://twitter.com/DioceseofJoliet
Peoria https://twitter.com/Bishop_Jenky
Rockford https://twitter.com/RockfordDio
Springfield https://twitter.com/diospringfield
St. Nicholas of Chicago for Ukrainians None Found
St. Thomas Syro Malabar Diocese of Chicago None Found
Indiana Evansville https://twitter.com/messageonline
Fort Wayne-South Bend https://twitter.com/diocesefwsb
Gary https://twitter.com/garyoyya
Indianapolis https://twitter.com/criteriononline
Lafayette https://twitter.com/pocatechesis
Iowa Davenport https://twitter.com/davenportdioc
Des Moines https://twitter.com/DMDiocese
Dubuque None Found
Sioux City None Found
Kansas Dodge City https://twitter.com/DCDiocese
Kansas City in Kansas https://twitter.com/archdiocesekck
Salina https://twitter.com/SalinaDiocese
Wichita https://twitter.com/WichitaDiocese
Kentucky Covington None Found
Lexington None Found
Louisville https://twitter.com/ArchLouKY
Owensboro None Found
Louisiana Alexandria None Found
Baton Rouge https://twitter.com/DioceseBR
Houma-Thibodaux None Found
Lafayette in Louisiana None Found
Lake Charles None Found
New Orleans https://twitter.com/archdioceseofno
Shreveport https://twitter.com/cathconnection
Maine Portland in Maine https://twitter.com/PortlandDiocese
Maryland Baltimore https://twitter.com/archbalt
Massachusetts Boston https://twitter.com/bostoncatholic
Eparchy of Newton (Melkite Greek Catholic Church) None Found
Fall River https://twitter.com/FallRiverAnchor
Springfield in Massachusetts None Found
Worcester https://twitter.com/cfpnews
Michigan Chaldean Eparchy of Saint Thomas the Apostle None Found
Detroit https://twitter.com/DetroitCatholic
Gaylord https://twitter.com/DioceseGaylord
Grand Rapids https://twitter.com/GRDiocese
Kalamazoo https://twitter.com/KzooDiocese
Lansing None Found
Marquette https://twitter.com/TheUPCatholic
Saginaw https://twitter.com/DoS_News
Minnesota Crookston None Found
Duluth https://twitter.com/tnccatholic
New Ulm None Found
St. Cloud https://twitter.com/SCVisitor
St. Paul and Minneapolis https://twitter.com/CatholicSpirit
Winona https://twitter.com/diocesewinona
Mississippi Biloxi https://twitter.com/DioceseofBiloxi
Jackson https://twitter.com/jacksondiocese
Missouri Jefferson City None Found
Kansas City-St. Joseph None Found
Maronite Eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon None Found
Springfield-Cape Girardeau None Found
St. Louis https://twitter.com/archstl
Montana Great Falls-Billings None Found
Helena https://twitter.com/themtcatholic
Nebraska Grand Island None Found
Lincoln https://twitter.com/bishop_conley
Omaha https://twitter.com/ArchOmaha
Nevada Las Vegas None Found
Reno https://twitter.com/DioceseofReno
New Hampshire Manchester https://twitter.com/CatholicNH
New Jersey Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Passaic None Found
Camden https://twitter.com/camdendiocese
Eparchy of Our Lady of Deliverance Syriac Catholic Diocese in the United States and Canada None Found
Metuchen https://twitter.com/diocesemetuchen
Newark https://twitter.com/NwkArchdiocese
Paterson None Found
Trenton https://twitter.com/TrentonDiocese
New Mexico Gallup https://twitter.com/DioceseofGallup
Las Cruces None Found
Santa Fe https://twitter.com/ASFOfficial
New York Albany https://twitter.com/evangelistalb
Armenian Catholic Eparchy of Our Lady of Nareg in the United States and Canada None Found
Brooklyn None Found
Buffalo https://twitter.com/BuffaloDiocese
Eparchy of St. Maron of Brooklyn None Found
New York https://twitter.com/CatholicNYC
Ogdensburg https://twitter.com/rcdogd
Rochester https://twitter.com/RochDiocese
Rockville Centre https://twitter.com/RVCDiocese
Syracuse https://twitter.com/DioceseofSyracu
Syro-Malankara Catholic Exarchate in USA None Found
North Carolina Charlotte https://twitter.com/CatholicNewsCLT
Raleigh https://twitter.com/RaleighDiocese
North Dakota Bismarck https://twitter.com/BisDiocese
Fargo https://twitter.com/fargodiocese
Ohio Cincinnati https://twitter.com/CatholicCincy
Cleveland https://twitter.com/DIOCESEofCLE
Columbus None Found
Eparchy of Parma None Found
Eparchy of St. George in Canton for the Romanians None Found
Steubenville https://twitter.com/DSvocations
Toledo https://twitter.com/DioceseToledo
Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of St. Josaphat- Parma, OH None Found
Yougstown https://twitter.com/DOYoungstown
Oklahoma Oklahoma City https://twitter.com/ArchOKC
Tulsa https://twitter.com/DioceseofTulsa
Oregon Baker None Found
Portland in Oregon https://twitter.com/archdpdx
Pensylvania Allentown https://twitter.com/AllentownDioces
Altoona-Johnstown None Found
Byzantine Catholic Archeparchy of Pittsburgh None Found
Erie https://twitter.com/ErieDiocese
Greensburg None Found
Harrisburg https://twitter.com/HBGDiocese
Philadelphia https://twitter.com/ArchPhilly
Pittsburgh https://twitter.com/DioPitt
Scranton None Found
Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia https://twitter.com/UkieVocations
Rhode Island Providence https://twitter.com/RICatholic
South Carolina Charleston https://twitter.com/CatholicYAMinSC
South Dakota Rapid City https://twitter.com/RapidCityDioces
Sioux Falls https://twitter.com/SFDiocese
Tennessee Knoxville https://twitter.com/knoxdiocese
Memphis https://twitter.com/Bishop_Steib
Nashville None Found
Texas Amarillo https://twitter.com/AmarilloDiocese
Austin https://twitter.com/AustinDiocese
Beaumont https://twitter.com/ETC_online
Brownsville https://twitter.com/CatholicRGV
Corpus Christi https://twitter.com/diocesecc
Dallas https://twitter.com/DallasCath
El Paso https://twitter.com/BishopSeitz
Fort Worth https://twitter.com/NTCatholic
Galveston-Houston None Found
Laredo https://twitter.com/DioceseofLaredo
Lubbock https://twitter.com/CatholicLubbock
San Angelo None Found
San Antonio https://twitter.com/satodaycatholic
Diocese of The Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter https://twitter.com/CSPOrd
Tyler None Found
Victoria None Found
Utah Salt Lake City https://twitter.com/Diocese_of_SLC
Vermont Burlington None Found
Virgin Islands Diocese of St. Thomas, VI None Found
Virginia Arlington https://twitter.com/arlingtonchurch
Richmond https://twitter.com/RichmondDiocese
Washington Seattle None Found
Spokane None Found
Yakima https://twitter.com/bishop_tyson
West Virginia Wheeling-Charleston https://twitter.com/DWC1850
Wisconsin Green Bay https://twitter.com/GreenBayDiocese
La Crosse None Found
Madison https://twitter.com/MadisonDiocese
Milwaukee https://twitter.com/archmil
Superior https://twitter.com/CathHerald
Wyoming Cheyenne https://twitter.com/wyocatholic

Find Your Diocese on Facebook

By Rhen

Catholic Dioceses on Facebook

One of the great ways to stay in touch with your faith, and to know what is going on in your area faith-wise, is to follow your local diocese on Facebook. We’ve compiled a list of all of the diocesan Facebook pages we could find (or the closest thing to it) in the list below.

Did we miss one? Please let us know!

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Diocese Diocese Facebook URL
Alabama Birmingham https://www.facebook.com/groups/149909811690182/
Mobile None Found
Alaska Anchorage https://www.facebook.com/groups/66498805852/?fref=ts
Fairbanks None Found
Juneau https://www.facebook.com/pages/Diocese-of-Juneau/159255947461470
Arizona Phoenix https://www.facebook.com/dioceseofphoenix
Tucson None Found
Holy Protection of Mary Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Phoenix None Found
Arkansas Little Rock https://www.facebook.com/cdolr
California Chaldean Catholic Eparchy of St. Peter the Apostle None Found
Fresno https://www.facebook.com/DOFMinistries?fref=ts
Los Angeles https://www.facebook.com/ArchLA?fref=ts
Monterey None Found
Oakland None Found
Orange https://www.facebook.com/dioceseoforange?ref=hl
Sacramento https://www.facebook.com/DioceseSacramento?fref=ts
San Bernardino https://www.facebook.com/sanbernardinodiocese
San Diego https://www.facebook.com/catholicsdyam
San Francisco https://www.facebook.com/archdiocesesf?fref=ts
San Jose https://www.facebook.com/DioceseSanJose?fref=ts
Santa Rosa None Found
Stockton https://www.facebook.com/pages/Roman-Catholic-Diocese-of-Stockton/116581805032720?fref=ts
Colorado Colorado Springs https://www.facebook.com/DioceseOfColoradoSpringsYouthMInistry?fref=ts
Denver https://www.facebook.com/ArchdioceseOfDenver?fref=ts
Pueblo https://www.facebook.com/pages/Diocese-of-Pueblo/110798188972110?fref=ts
Connecticut Bridgeport https://www.facebook.com/pages/Diocese-of-Bridgeport/114720178545822?fref=ts
Hartford https://www.facebook.com/ArchdioceseofHartford?fref=ts
Norwich None Found
Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Stamford https://www.facebook.com/stamforddio?fref=ts
Delaware Wilmington https://www.facebook.com/cdowcym?fref=ts
D.C. Military Services None Found
Washington https://www.facebook.com/adw.org?fref=ts
Florida Miami https://www.facebook.com/ARCHDIOCESEofMIAMI?fref=ts
Orlando https://www.facebook.com/orlandodiocese?fref=ts
Palm Beach https://www.facebook.com/DiocesePB
Pensacola-Tallahassee https://www.facebook.com/pages/Diocese-of-Pensacola-Tallahassee-Official/173261439372366?fref=ts
St. Augustine https://www.facebook.com/pages/Catholic-Diocese-of-St-Augustine-official/127996640556905?fref=ts
St. Petersburg https://www.facebook.com/DioceseofStPetersburg?fref=ts
Venice https://www.facebook.com/DioceseofVenice?fref=ts
Georgia Atlanta https://www.facebook.com/archatl?fref=ts
Savannah https://www.facebook.com/pages/Diocese-of-Savannah/292263572196?fref=ts
Hawaii Honolulu None Found
Idaho Boise https://www.facebook.com/pages/Boise-Diocese-Office-of-Catechesis/493262050692713?fref=ts
Illinois Belleville None Found
Chicago https://www.facebook.com/archchicago?fref=ts
Joliet https://www.facebook.com/DioceseOfJoliet?fref=ts
Peoria https://www.facebook.com/pages/Diocese-of-Peoria/230802359477?ref=ts&fref=ts
Rockford https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Diocese-of-Rockford/107823162598914?fref=ts
Springfield https://www.facebook.com/diospringfield?fref=ts
St. Nicholas of Chicago for Ukrainians None Found
St. Thomas Syro Malabar Diocese of Chicago https://www.facebook.com/syrodiocesechi?fref=ts
Indiana Evansville None Found
Fort Wayne-South Bend https://www.facebook.com/diocesefwsb?fref=ts
Gary https://www.facebook.com/garyoyya?fref=ts
Indianapolis https://www.facebook.com/ArchdioceseofIndianapolis?fref=ts
Lafayette https://www.facebook.com/pages/DCCS-Diocese-of-Lafayette-in-Indiana/259986602277?fref=ts
Iowa Davenport https://www.facebook.com/diodav?fref=ts
Des Moines https://www.facebook.com/dmdiocese?fref=ts
Dubuque https://www.facebook.com/DBQArchYofF
Sioux City https://www.facebook.com/pages/Diocese-of-Sioux-City-Office-of-Vocations/164075207033410?fref=ts
Kansas Dodge City https://www.facebook.com/pages/Catholic-Diocese-of-Dodge-City/236061794906?fref=ts
Kansas City in Kansas https://www.facebook.com/archkck?fref=ts
Salina https://www.facebook.com/SalinaDiocese?fref=ts
Wichita https://www.facebook.com/pages/Catholic-Diocese-of-Wichita/375354963679?fref=ts
Kentucky Covington None Found
Lexington https://www.facebook.com/cdlex?fref=ts
Louisville None Found
Owensboro https://www.facebook.com/pages/Diocese-of-Owensboro-Youth-Ministry-Pastoral-Juvenil/151392138262164
Louisiana Alexandria https://www.facebook.com/pages/Diocese-of-Alexandria/128645663816530?fref=ts
Baton Rouge https://www.facebook.com/DioceseBR?fref=ts
Houma-Thibodaux https://www.facebook.com/pages/Diocese-of-Houma-Thibodaux-Office-of-Youth-Ministry/168620253166173?fref=ts
Lafayette in Louisiana None Found
Lake Charles None Found
New Orleans https://www.facebook.com/archnoyam?fref=ts
Shreveport https://www.facebook.com/pages/Diocese-of-Shreveport/117039652822?fref=ts
Maine Portland in Maine https://www.facebook.com/PortlandDiocese?fref=ts
Maryland Baltimore https://www.facebook.com/ArchBalt?fref=ts
Massachusetts Boston https://www.facebook.com/BostonCatholic?fref=ts
Eparchy of Newton (Melkite Greek Catholic Church) None Found
Fall River https://www.facebook.com/fallriverdiocese?fref=ts
Springfield in Massachusetts https://www.facebook.com/pages/Diocese-of-Springfield-MA/122939017719447?fref=ts
Worcester None Found
Michigan Chaldean Eparchy of Saint Thomas the Apostle None Found
Detroit https://www.facebook.com/pages/Archdiocese-of-Detroit/112790103797?fref=ts
Gaylord https://www.facebook.com/pages/Diocese-of-Gaylord/143730602354268?fref=ts
Grand Rapids https://www.facebook.com/DioceseofGrandRapids?fref=ts
Kalamazoo https://www.facebook.com/catholicdioceseofkalamazoo?fref=ts
Lansing https://www.facebook.com/pages/Catholic-Diocese-of-Lansing/210323997912?fref=ts
Marquette None Found
Saginaw https://www.facebook.com/dioceseofsaginaw?fref=ts
Minnesota Crookston None Found
Duluth None Found
New Ulm None Found
St. Cloud https://www.facebook.com/DioceseofStCloudYouthMinistry?fref=ts
St. Paul and Minneapolis https://www.facebook.com/pages/Archdiocese-of-Saint-Paul-and-Minneapolis/117767464917016?fref=ts
Winona https://www.facebook.com/diocesewinona?fref=ts
Mississippi Biloxi None Found
Jackson https://www.facebook.com/pages/Roman-Catholic-Diocese-of-Jackson/95981452195?fref=ts
Missouri Jefferson City https://www.facebook.com/pages/Diocese-of-Jefferson-City/347438782027648?fref=ts
Kansas City-St. Joseph https://www.facebook.com/pages/Diocese-of-Kansas-City-St-Joseph/164757460578?fref=ts
Maronite Eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon None Found
Springfield-Cape Girardeau https://www.facebook.com/DioceseofSpringfieldCapeGirardeau?fref=ts
St. Louis https://www.facebook.com/archstl
Montana Great Falls-Billings https://www.facebook.com/pages/Roman-Catholic-Diocese-of-Great-Falls-Billings/131628450231611?fref=ts
Helena https://www.facebook.com/dioceseofhelena
Nebraska Grand Island https://www.facebook.com/pages/Grand-Island-Diocese-Office-of-Youth-and-Young-Adult-Ministry/160253564011163?fref=ts
Lincoln https://www.facebook.com/YouthMinistryDioceseOfLincoln?fref=ts
Omaha https://www.facebook.com/ArchOmaha?fref=ts
Nevada Las Vegas None Found
Reno https://www.facebook.com/DioceseofReno?fref=ts
New Hampshire Manchester https://www.facebook.com/dioceseofmanchester?fref=ts
New Jersey Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Passaic None Found
Camden https://www.facebook.com/camdenlifejustice
Eparchy of Our Lady of Deliverance Syriac Catholic Diocese in the United States and Canada None Found
Metuchen https://www.facebook.com/pages/Diocese-of-Metuchen/145175512331883?fref=ts
Newark https://www.facebook.com/NwkArchdiocese?fref=ts
Paterson None Found
Trenton https://www.facebook.com/TheCatholicDioceseofTrenton?ref=ts&fref=ts
New Mexico Gallup https://www.facebook.com/dioceseofgallup?fref=ts
Las Cruces https://www.facebook.com/dioceseoflascruces?fref=ts
Santa Fe None Found
New York Albany None Found
Armenian Catholic Eparchy of Our Lady of Nareg in the United States and Canada None Found
Brooklyn None Found
Buffalo https://www.facebook.com/DioceseBuffalo?fref=ts
Eparchy of St. Maron of Brooklyn https://www.facebook.com/pages/Eparchy-Of-Saint-Maron/140706592679722
New York https://www.facebook.com/OYMNY?ref=ts&fref=ts
Ogdensburg https://www.facebook.com/dioceseofogdensburg?fref=ts
Rochester None Found
Rockville Centre https://www.facebook.com/pages/Diocese-of-Rockville-Centre/93430711099?fref=ts
Syracuse https://www.facebook.com/DioceseOfSyracuse?fref=ts
Syro-Malankara Catholic Exarchate in USA None Found
North Carolina Charlotte None Found
Raleigh https://www.facebook.com/dioceseofraleigh?fref=ts
North Dakota Bismarck https://www.facebook.com/BismarckDiocese?fref=ts
Fargo https://www.facebook.com/FargoDiocese?fref=ts
Ohio Cincinnati https://www.facebook.com/CatholicCincinnati?fref=ts
Cleveland https://www.facebook.com/dioceseofcleveland?fref=ts
Columbus https://www.facebook.com/pages/Missions-Office-Diocese-of-Columbus/140582319314033?fref=ts
Eparchy of Parma None Found
Eparchy of St. George in Canton for the Romanians None Found
Steubenville https://www.facebook.com/DSvocations?fref=ts
Toledo https://www.facebook.com/diocesetoledo?fref=ts
Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of St. Josaphat- Parma, OH None Found
Yougstown https://www.facebook.com/DOYoungstown?fref=ts
Oklahoma Oklahoma City https://www.facebook.com/pages/Archdiocese-of-Oklahoma-City/161147313971797?ref=ts&fref=ts
Tulsa https://www.facebook.com/DioceseofTulsa?fref=ts
Oregon Baker None Found
Portland in Oregon https://www.facebook.com/pages/Office-of-Life-Justice-and-Peace-Archdiocese-of-Portland-in-Oregon/128520797237254
Pensylvania Allentown https://www.facebook.com/DioceseofAllentown?fref=ts
Altoona-Johnstown None Found
Byzantine Catholic Archeparchy of Pittsburgh https://www.facebook.com/ByzantineCatholicVocations
Erie https://www.facebook.com/pages/Diocese-of-Erie/267111616832?fref=ts
Greensburg https://www.facebook.com/pages/Diocese-of-Greensburg-Youth-Young-Adult-Ministry/188023091262886?fref=ts
Harrisburg https://www.facebook.com/DioceseofHarrisburg?fref=ts
Philadelphia https://www.facebook.com/ArchPhila?fref=ts
Pittsburgh https://www.facebook.com/pages/Catholic-Diocese-of-Pittsburgh/175177579162895?fref=ts
Scranton None Found
Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia None Found
Rhode Island Providence https://www.facebook.com/DOPYoungAdultMinistry?fref=ts
South Carolina Charleston https://www.facebook.com/pages/Diocese-of-Charleston-Young-Adult-Ministry/121020508018116?fref=ts
South Dakota Rapid City https://www.facebook.com/DioceseofRapidCity?fref=ts
Sioux Falls https://www.facebook.com/SFDiocese?fref=ts
Tennessee Knoxville https://www.facebook.com/dioknox?fref=ts
Memphis https://www.facebook.com/pages/Catholic-Diocese-of-Memphis-in-Tennessee/193095594058352?fref=ts
Nashville None Found
Texas Amarillo https://www.facebook.com/amarillocatholic?fref=ts
Austin https://www.facebook.com/pages/Diocese-of-Austin/115655994617?fref=ts
Beaumont https://www.facebook.com/pages/Catholic-Diocese-of-Beaumont/147325878647167?fref=ts
Brownsville https://www.facebook.com/pages/Catholic-Diocese-of-Brownsville/128264227192252?fref=ts
Corpus Christi https://www.facebook.com/DioceseOfCorpusChristi?fref=ts
Dallas https://www.facebook.com/DallasCath?fref=ts
El Paso https://www.facebook.com/DioceseOfElPaso?fref=ts
Fort Worth https://www.facebook.com/pages/Roman-Catholic-Diocese-of-Fort-Worth/115590764076?fref=ts
Galveston-Houston https://www.facebook.com/archgh?fref=ts
Laredo https://www.facebook.com/CatholicDioceseofLaredo?fref=ts
Lubbock https://www.facebook.com/CatholicLubbock?fref=ts
San Angelo https://www.facebook.com/pages/Diocese-of-San-Angelo/128292893896934?fref=ts
San Antonio https://www.facebook.com/ArchdioceseOfSanAntonio?fref=ts
Diocese of The Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter https://www.facebook.com/CSPOrdinariate
Tyler None Found
Victoria https://www.facebook.com/pages/Diocese-of-Victoria-Youth-Ministry/116137448007?fref=ts
Utah Salt Lake City https://www.facebook.com/pages/Catholic-Diocese-of-Salt-Lake-City/143374795738458?fref=ts
Vermont Burlington None Found
Virgin Islands Diocese of St. Thomas, VI https://www.facebook.com/dioceseofstthomas?fref=ts
Virginia Arlington https://www.facebook.com/arlingtondiocese?fref=ts
Richmond https://www.facebook.com/richmonddiocese?fref=ts
Washington Seattle https://www.facebook.com/wwcatholicyoungadults?fref=ts
Spokane https://www.facebook.com/pages/Catholic-Diocese-of-Spokane/116335971744555?fref=ts
Yakima https://www.facebook.com/yakima.diocese?fref=ts
West Virginia Wheeling-Charleston https://www.facebook.com/DioceseofWheelingCharleston?fref=ts
Wisconsin Green Bay https://www.facebook.com/dioceseofgreenbay?fref=ts
La Crosse None Found
Madison https://www.facebook.com/madisondiocese?fref=ts
Milwaukee https://www.facebook.com/pages/Archdiocese-of-Milwaukee/355703527834405?fref=ts&rf=255453397816530
Superior https://www.facebook.com/pages/Diocese-of-Superior-Young-Adults/122179471155399?fref=ts
Wyoming Cheyenne https://www.facebook.com/dioceseofcheyenne?fref=ts

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