Catholic North Spencer
God is more willing to forgive than we are to ask!
Our Mission Statement is, As a faith filled community guided by the Holy Spirit with Christ as our model and Saint Francis of Assisi as our patron, we are called together to live God’s Word through Worship, Evangelization, Welcoming, and Caring of all people in building together the Kingdom of God.
Our hope is that our website will acquaint you with all our parish has to offer. Our parishioners join us in extending to you an invitation to join us for Mass.
Together We Serve As one
Mary, Help of Christians
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The Mother can help show you the right path.
A visit to St.Joseph Catholic Church has given us the peace.
A church which has stood to serve people.
The History of Our Three Parishes
The histories of our parishes tell the story of our thriving parishes as we know them today. A brief historical account of each of our parishes is below. For further historical information please reference our Tri-Parish Directory or contact our Central office for further information.
The Catholic Community of North Spence
We strive to make sure that youth are aware of what makes them a good Christian.
The Mission of the Christian Vocation Commission is to provide opportunities for all members of our parishes to develop and strengthen each person’s own vocation in life, which is our way to God. Examples of activties include Marriage Enrichment, Anniversary Dinner, Prayers for Vocations, Healthy Ministry, and Engaged Encounter.
Our Youth Ministry Program is a united effort of our three parishes. We strive to involve our youth in the life of our parishes through spiritual, social, and service activities. Please join us for any of our upcoming activities or contact the parish office to volunteer.
The Parish Pastoral Executive Council is a consultative body assisting the Pastor in ministering to the parishioners of the Catholic Community of North Spencer.The Parish Pastoral Executive Council also encourages, coordinates, and directs the parish commissions and organizations to implement parish goals.
India, also called as the republic of India is the south Asian country located in the continent of Asia. It is the seventh largest country (by area) and the second most populous country in the world. The national language of India is Hindi that was originated from the ancient Sanskrit. The government of India practices a democratic parliamentary regiment over its citizens. It is also the 2nd most populous democracy in the world. The currency of India is the rupee.
All the facts aside, India is one of the most visited countries in the world because of its rich heritage and cultural diversity. Not only that, the country is widely famous for its indigenous spices, herbs and distinct wildlife. India is a developing country but yet still the Indian market is simply flourishing.
Any traveller’s first thought for visiting a place that would help him find his inner self is India. She is the epitome of all things beautiful, traditional, ancient and just purely soul fulfilling. For a person interested in the ancient ruins and architecture, the north side of India is a must-visit. For a person interested in the diversity of food culture, this is the place to visit for all four sides (North, South, East and West) of India have distinctive food habits. If you’re searching for mental peace and health, the number of ancient yoga and Vedic centres for meditation located in the furthest and deepest of India must be the place to start.
For any person travelling to India, the following places are amongst the must-visit criteria:
Kerala is called the cultural hub of India due to its rich and varied culture.Kerala, also known as God’s Own Country is a lush green state located along the southern Malabar coastlines of India. Famous for its coconut tree fields and beautiful backwaters, Kerala is symbolic to greenery. It is yet another tropical destination for any tourist wanting to relax in a pleasant climate. It rains almost all throughout the year but not continuously. The official language of Kerala is Malayalam and the people living here are called as Malayalees. It is the highest literary state in India. The word Keralam is thought to originate from kera meaning coconut and alam meaning land or area.
Things to do:
- Bathe elephants-
Here, in Kodanad you get the lifetime opportunity of bathing an elephant. Other activities like playing with baby elephants, feeding bananas and elephant safari is a must-do. The charges vary for kids and adults from 300-1500 rupees.
- Houseboats in Alappuzha-
Alappuzha, a city in Kerala offers houseboat stays where in the boat is turned into a living house with kitchen, bedrooms and bathrooms that travels long distances and lasts for 2-3 days. Many activities and traditional dances like Bharatnatyam are showcased at nights while serving traditional Kerala food with it. This is again a-once-in-a-lifetime experience.
- Witness the snake boat race-
The traditional snake boat races are held every year during the particular season in Kerala where in long, snake like boats are rowed by a set of 20-30 men from 1 end of the lake to another. The race held between different such boats is a pure feast to the eyes.
- Indulge in the traditional Kerala Cuisine-
The traditional Kerala food is a must-try for anyone who visits Kerala. It is basically an everyday meal which is served on a banana leaf and has over 28 items. Starting from pickles and chips, including red indigenous rice along with Sambhar, rasam and pullisherry and finally ending with a payasam, it comprises of a true Malayalee’s food habits.
- Watch a Kathakali performance-
The Kathakali is a classical Hindu performance dance portrayed in Kerala only. It is basically a story play where in dancers (typically male actors) adorn voluminous costumes with ornately colorful makeup to portray the depth of their characters. The dance is again a must-witness on any travel itinerary.
- Take a spice tour-
One activity that tourists usually indulge in is taking a spice tour in Thekkady which has a lot of spice farms like cinnamon, pepper, cardamom etc.
- Get drenched in the Athirapally waterfalls-
The Athirapally waterfalls are one of the most scenic waterfalls of Kerala which are 80 feet tall and located in Athirapally
- Eat the Kozhikodan biriyani and local Kerala snacks-
The Kozhikodan biriyani is famous for its delicious mix of spices and biriyani rice stuffed with masala. Also while visiting Kerala, it is uncalled for t not try the local snacks and eateries which are quiet famous and tasty.