Father Lawrence Jurcak shares what it means to live a fully Catholic life in Parish Life: Holiness and Witness. Fr. Jurcak is pastor of St. John Bosco Catholic Church in Parma Heights, Ohio.

Summer Living

On this first day of summer, Father Jurcak encourages us to do what we can to slow our lives down a bit and enjoy the "Lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer." It's still a possibility in the midst of the busyness of life!

In Flanders Fields

In this week's blog, Father Jurcak encourages everyone to remember that Memorial Day is time to remember those members of the Armed Forces who have given of their lives in service to the freedom that we enjoy every day.

Called to Holiness & Sent to Serve

In this week's blog, Father Jurcak highlights the growth that is taking place at Saint John Bosco that is challenging us to realize that we are "called to holiness" and "sent to serve."

Centennial of the Apparitions of Fatima

This week Father Jurcak reflects on the Centennial of the apparitions of Fatima, in anticipate of Pope Francis' canonization of Francisco and Jacinta Marto, two of the children to whom the Blessed Mother appeared to at Fatima.

Mary, Mother and Sister

Her statues have always radiated sweetness. She is always young and pink-cheeked and slender, with beautiful locks casting down to her waist.

But the Mary presented to us in the Gospels is neither a fairy-tale princess nor the romanticized “lovely lady dressed in blue teaching us how to pray.” The flesh and blood Mary, whom […]