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Please Help Us Support Our Active Duty Military Men and Women!

CALLING ON ALL MILITARY MEMBERS ACTIVE DUTY, RESERVISTS, AND RETIRED PERSONNEL! This is an appeal to join together, as a military family, to support the spiritual needs of our military brothers and sisters serving overseas. Do you wish that you could help those in our military when it comes to staying strong in their faith, especially when they are in …

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I Only Want Jesus, Mom!

I remember the temporal preparation:  choosing the dress and veil I was to wear, studying and taking tests in Religion class, learning the ins and outs of the pews to and from the communion rail – all very important stuff!  However, to this day — nearly 45 years later — I most fondly remember the spiritual preparation, as I received Christ for the …

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First Communion, 1957

I made my First Holy Communion in 1957. That is so long ago, that I don’t remember more than a few details. The setting was our little parish church of Holy Angels in Globe, Arizona. Most of the children in my class were from the newly opened Holy Angels Catholic School. We were fortunate to get two sisters from Ireland …

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Want to Work at the Best Catholic Store?

Aquinas and More is hiring! For some reason, everyone in our fulfillment department has decided that they want to go to college / grad school so we are in great need of new team members. If you would like to be part of our team in order processing, shipping or receiving, please fill out our application online.

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Great Contest From Wee Believers

This email provides you with the basic information you will need to participate in a great contest sponsored by Wee Believers®, a brand new Catholic toy company with a focus on early childhood products. We would love to include the help of our Catholic community in developing the “background story” for the Wee Believers® family which includes a Dad, Mom …

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Do You Know Your Evangelists?

We celebrate the feast of St. Mark the Evangelist on April 25th. How much do you know about him and the other Gospels? 1. This is considered the oldest Gospel: Matthew Mark Luke John 2. Tradition tells us that St. Luke (pictured with an ox) was a artist and may have painted the first image of Mary. He was also …

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The Colorado Blizzard of '09

We spent Easter with family in California in nice 70 degree weather. On our trip back we squeaked in just as the leading edge of this blizzard hit. From Thursday night until about 4pm on Saturday we had non-stop blizzard conditions. The snow is still coming down a little but the storm is passing. The pictures below are what it …

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The Colorado Blizzard of ’09

We spent Easter with family in California in nice 70 degree weather. On our trip back we squeaked in just as the leading edge of this blizzard hit. From Thursday night until about 4pm on Saturday we had non-stop blizzard conditions. The snow is still coming down a little but the storm is passing. The pictures below are what it …

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Pre Vatican 2 First Communion Day at St Bernadine

My First Communion Day was in May of 1951. In those days we could not eat or drink anything from midnight until after the reception of Holy Communion. My 2nd grade class was to meet in our classrooms 30 minutes before Mass. When I arrived in the school building, full of wonder and anticipation of the great thing that I …

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Good news about Barton Cotton

They're back in business! Back in early February Barton Cotton temporarily closed their doors and their parent company put them into Chapter 7 bankruptcy. For several weeks the bankruptcy court was looking for a new owner and the situation did not look good. We spoke with two of the companies that were looking into buying them and it seemed almost …

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