Around the Province

Made as a guide for altar servers on how to serve at Sunday Mass, the new Servers’ Training Video for altar servers at the OMV-staffed parish of St. Mary’s in Alton, IL is the brainchild of Fr. John Luong, OMV and is filmed and edited by Fr. John Wykes, OMV.  It features some of the very best servers at St. Mary’s.  Even if you are not a parishioner of St. Mary’s this video might give you some helpful ideas and guidelines for altar servers at your own parish.  View the video in the player you see above.  God bless and have a great week!

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Upcoming Events

01.30.2016-The Cross with Christ – Encounter of Mercy

February 20, 2016

St. Peter Chanel — Hawaiian Gardens, CA


This is a special, one-day, Lenten spiritual retreat being offered by our priests at our OMV parish of St. Peter Chanel in Hawaiian Gardens, CA.  It includes four talks, celebration of the Holy Mass, Praise and Worship, the Rosary, opportunities for Confession, and so much more!


Check the St. Peter Chanel website to fill out the registration form (click here).  Registration form is for individual registration only.  Registration deadline:  February 12, 2016.  A fee of $25.00 will be charged for late and same-day registration.


St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church, 12001 E. 214th Street, Hawaiian Gardens, CA,  90715.

(562) 924-7591


New Audio Books from Crossroad

Discernment of Spiritsaudio

Discerning the Will of God

Now Available for Purchase: Crossroad, 2015

Looking forward to reading the books of Fr. Timothy Gallagher, OMV, but not finding the time to do so? Wondering how you could be a little more productive during that long commute to work?  No worries — now two of Fr. Tim’s most popular titles (with more on the way) are available as audio books on CD!  “The Discernment of Spirits:  An Ignatian Guide for Everyday Living” is Fr. Tim’s first book and is read by Fr. Dan Barron, OMV.  It comes on eight CDs and lasts for nine hours, covering the text of the entire book.  “Discerning the Will of God: An Ignatian Guide to Christian Decision Making”  helps you to make spiritual sense of your major life decisions.  This book is read by Fr. John Wykes, OMV.  It comes on five CDs and lasts for just under five hours, covering the text of the entire book.

These items and more are available for purchase from Fr. Tim’s website.  Visit the site by clicking here.
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