Friday, July 4, 2014

Bulletin for July 6, 2014 and the Pastor's Corner

The Pastor’s Corner 

This weekend we celebrated Independence Day, July 4, 1776. At this time we celebrate the founding of our country. Over the course of almost 240 years, our country has grown from the thirteen original colonies to 50 states, and she has seen ups (the great growth of our economic prosperity to the extent that poverty, as it was once known, has been re-defined) and downs (the injustice of slavery and abortion), as well as events that were a mix of both (multiple wars where we've lost loved ones willing to die for our freedom, while at the same time being uplifted by their willingness to do so).

Despite the current movement away from the founding principles of our country (as well as our Catholic teaching as it relates to virtue and morality), we are certainly blessed to live in a country where we are able to freely exercise our faith. We have been blessed by ancestors who have handed on to us a legacy of freedom on many levels, a legacy no other modern society has provided for its citizens. In that regard, let us thank God for those who had the foresight and inspiration to establish a society with so many freedoms, thank God for those who throughout our history have defended these freedoms (and given their lives for them) by service in the armed forces, and renew our devotion to God who has given us such a great blessing. We have been given an opportunity to live a life few other people in human history have been given, and as such we have a greater responsibility to take advantage of these freedoms and use them for God's greater glory, especially in living out our Catholic Faith. Let us continue to pray for our country to become more just, let us do what we can to make our country more just, but also let us thank God for the wonderful blessing of being a part of this great country. May God Bless America!

This weekend we also say good-bye to our summer seminarian, Ben Pitre. Although we hate to see him leave us, we are happy for him as he leaves for North American College in Rome to continue his studies for the priesthood. We thank Ben for his service to us and we wish him the best in the pursuit of his vocation. Be sure to say good-bye to him after mass this weekend; or after the 8am and 10am masses, join him for a cup of coffee in the south sacristy. Ben, know of our prayers that God continue to bless you in your vocation!

Finally, this weekend and next I will be out on vacation. Please keep me in your prayers for safe travel, and know that you will remain in mine. Take care and God Bless!

     Fr. James Brady
The bulletin for the week of July 06, 2014 has been posted. Click here to see it.

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