10.13.2014. We're Not Alone. By Deacon Bruce McElrath.

Abram’s nephew was in a lot of trouble. The kings of Sodom and Gomorrah, where Lot lived, had been overtaken by a group of raiding kings. They sacked Sodom, captured Lot and his household, and then fled north.

When Abram heard that his brother’s son had been kidnapped, he rounded up 318 trained servants, chased the kidnappers and rescued Lot.

Sammy Basso Gets His Wish at Holy Angels Church To Experience A Gospel Mass Celebration

On Sunday, September 14, 2014, at 11:30 a.m., the National Geographic Reporters brought Sammy Basso to Holy Angels Catholic Church to fulfill his wish to experience the celebration of a Gospel Mass. Sammy is 18 years old. He suffers from a rare aging disease call progeria. He was born in Italy. Sammy speaks his native language, Italian, and English as a second language.

09.28.2014. Out of Work. A Blog by Deacon Bruce McElrath.

Economic recession certainly leads to an increase in unemployment. And the higher the percentage of people out of work, the more problems our social agencies have to deal with. Alcohol and drug abuse increases. Domestic violence rises. Crime rates go up. Some people just can’t seem to stay out of trouble when they have idle time on their hands.

09.14.2014. Worship Service. A Blog By Deacon Bruce McElrath.

Worship Service

The sign outside the church states, “Worship Service – Sunday at 8 and 11:30 a.m.” That ought to stop traffic. Passersby should take out their phones, tablets or pens and jot the time down. When a church gathers to worship astonishing things take place.

The letter to the Hebrews opens our understanding of the privilege and glory of worship. The writer declared that we have come to “the heavenly Jerusalem, to an innumerable company of angels, to the general assembly and church of the firstborn” (12:22-23)

09.07.2014. St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, Chicago, Illinois Inaugural Chamber Music Series.

St.Philip Neri Catholic Church, Inaugural Chamber Music Series, September 7, 2014, Father Thomas Belanger, Host Pastor, Mr. Tyrone Pittman, Music Director. Robert Fisher Artistic Director/Principal Musician and The Chicago Black Catholic Choir.

08.24.2014. Holy Angels Catholic Mass Video.

The Reverend Andrew C. Smith, Jr., aka Father Drew, the Pastor of Holy Angels Catholic Church, presides over the Mass conducted at the Church on August 24, 2014 with Deacon Bruce McElrath, Deacon Mervin O. Johnson, Mr. Tyrone Pittman of Music and Executive Director of Music of The Chicago Black Catholic Choir and the parishioners of Holy Angels Catholic Church.


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