Sunday, September 28, 2014

Bulletin for the Week of September 28, 2014 and the Pastor's Corner

The Pastor’s Corner 

This weekend, we welcome the Reverend Raymond Nwabueze, OP, of the Dominican Province of Nigeria for our annual mission weekend. Our mission weekend is intended to remind us of how blessed we are in our society with material goods, and that as a Universal Church we are all connected with our brothers and sisters throughout the world and should generously share our resources with each other. Through our diocese, we are given an opportunity each year to financially support a mission located in another country, a community that through no fault of its own is located in an area that is not as blessed with the material well being and financial prosperity that we have been given.

One of the works of Fr. Nwabueze's order is the formation of priests.  It is interesting that in Nigeria vocations are generally plentiful (not only priestly vocations, but all religious vocations), but there are not enough resources to train them all.  Here in our country (as in most Western countries), it is the opposite:  we have the resources to train priests, but not enough candidates for the priesthood!  Our diocese, as well as the church in the United States, has benefited from the generosity of the Nigerian faithful as they have provided priestly vocations to our diocese.  In a very real way, your generosity this weekend helps to support vocations in our diocese.  

Fr. Nwabueze will be here this weekend and will preach at all the masses about the mission and works of the Dominican Fathers and Brothers of the Province of Nigeria, so I hope you are able to welcome him and also hear and respond generously to his message and request for help.  In this regard, the second offertory this weekend will be to support Fr. Raymond’s mission.

      God Bless

      Father James Brady

The bulletin for the week of September 28, 2014 has been posted. Click here to see it.

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