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"As CatholicsJesus is the center of our lives, especially through the Eucharist and the Sacraments. My goal is to preach the love and mercy of Jesus and to let people know how much they are loved."
Fr. Tom McCarthy, O.S.A.
Parish Missions & Retreats
Treasures of
Our Faith:
The Seven Sacraments

The Seven Sacraments are key stops on our journey towards Grace.


Join Fr. Tom as he answers burning questions like: Where do you feel comfortable and welcome?  Why did Jesus like to party so much?  Do you know who the lost member of the Trinity is?  What do bowling shoes have to do with Confirmation? 

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Preview: Treasures of Our Faith
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Full Clip: The Neighborhood
00:00 / 03:59
What Does It Mean to be Catholic Today?

Being a Catholic is more important than ever!

Come hear about:

The Saints: How are they the heroes of our faith? Am I a saint in training? 

Prayer: Is it worth it? Does God listen to me? 

The Family of Faith: Do I consider my Parish a family? How do I build up my family of faith? I want to belong – how do I do it?

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Preview: What Does It Mean to Be Catholic Today
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Full Clip: Mountaintop Moments
00:00 / 07:23
Our Restless Journey

St. Augustine said: "You have made us for Yourself and our hearts are restless until they rest in You."

We are on a constant "restless" journey towards God, united in mind and in heart.


Am I fighting or embracing the journey?

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Preview: Our Restless Journey
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Full Clip: Taking the Extra Step
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This is My Body

First Communion Retreat at St. Rita Shrine Chapel in Chicago, IL

Two Sessions: 

Saturday, April 13, 2024 or Saturday, April 20, 2024

both from 9am to Noon

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Meet Fr. Tom
As an experienced teacher, administrator, retreat director, and parish mission preacher, Fr. Tom shares God's love with everyone he meets.
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