Saturday, November 9, 2013

Bulletin for November 10, 2013 and the Pastor's Corner

The Pastor’s Corner 

Tomorrow, Monday November 11, our country celebrates Veteran's Day, a day when we take time to give thanks to those who have served in our armed forces. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has requested that a second offertory be made every three years in support of the Archdiocese of Military Services. This year is the year we make the additional offering. Additional envelopes for the offertory are in the church near the doors and at the back tables for your use.

The Archdiocese of Military Services provides for the pastoral care of our troops and their families, including chaplain priests in active military zones and at our military bases. The Archdiocese does not have the regular support of a stable congregation of worshippers because our military personnel move often due to changing assignments. This is our way of supporting our troops with the pastoral care that they and their families need.

There will also be a Patriotic Rosary sponsored by the Catholic Daughters at 6pm Monday evening in the church. The rosary will be prayed for the intention of all those who serve in the U.S Military, elected officials, religious and for each State of our Union. In this way, we support our troops with prayer. All are invited to join us for this event!

We should all give thanks to God for the sacrifices our veterans have made for each and every one of us. As we are reminded every time armed conflict occurs in our world, in order to protect individual and societal freedoms, including the freedom to practice our faith, an armed force is often necessary. We are thankful for the brave men and women who have served, or are currently serving in our armed forces, and we pray for them and their families. John's Gospel tells us: "There is no greater love than to lay down one's life for one's friends." We thank God for raising up these men and women who are willing, if necessary, to lay down their life so that others have the opportunity to live a life in freedom and full human dignity. We pray that God will continue to bless our country, and that He bless our veterans and keep them in His care. May we always appreciate what they have done for us!

           God Bless!

           Father James Brady

The bulletin for the week of November 10, 2013 has been posted. Click here to see it.

The calendar on the website has been updated with all events for the coming week along with prayer intention information and information on the second collection for all of the masses. Take some time to look at our calendar here.

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