Mother’s Day

OXFORD – Tara Luber, Director of the Parish School of Religion, for St. John the Evangelist Parish, receives a red rose on Mother’s Day, from Peter Sukarnick, a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 10901. This annual event conducted by the Knights of Columbus Councils throughout the United States, carries on a tradition to honor mothers on a special day. (Photo, Gene Buglewicz)

Oxford teens travel to conference



SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Twenty young adults from Oxford St. John the Evangelist walk to their dorms after a seven-hour road trip to the Franciscan University Steubenville Mid-America Conference sponsored by the Archdiocese of St. Louis at Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri. An estimated 3,700 Catholic teens attended three days of work sessions, participated in worship services and listened to noted Catholic motivational speakers all with the purpose of discovering a new relationship with Christ and the Catholic Church. The Theme for the Conference was “God is …..” based on the writings of Isaiah, 12:2 and the exhortation of Pope Francis for “a renewed personal encounter with Jesus.” (Photo by Mary Leery)