Faith always finds a way

That is the takeaway from the latest issue of The Monitor Magazine, which reports on a very busy time in the life of the Church amid COVID concerns and a significant snowstorm.

While events and initiatives like the annual March for Life, Catholic Schools Week and the Diocesan Youth Conference might have looked different this year, they were just as impactful in the people they reached and the witness they offered. We hope you will spend some time with the expanded coverage on these and many more events in your digital edition.

The magazine also helps to prepare the faithful for the arrival of Lent with a message from Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., Lenten regulations and a collection of resources, including special recipes, that will help you get off to a great start on Ash Wednesday.

We also call your attention to the launch of several key diocesan initiatives, including the 2021 Annual Catholic Appeal – and a new website dedicated to priestly vocations –

Be sure to look for our regular features and sections on Church, World & Nation, Viewpoints, Spiritual Life, Sports and our Spanish-language section, El Anzuelo. 

The print magazine has been mailed to subscribers; if you are not yet a subscriber, click here to learn more!

Because The Monitor Magazine cannot be distributed in our churches at this time, we are providing temporary open access to our digital edition. Just click HERE for a sneak peek of the February issue.

Also, remember to check in throughout the month at because news happens every day. Have questions?  Reach out to us via

As the holy season of Lent approaches, we hold our readers in our thoughts and prayers. 

Rayanne Bennett, Associate Publisher, on behalf of The Monitor Team