Saturday, July 4, 2015

Bulletin for the Week of July 5, 2015 and the Pastor's Corner

The Pastor’s Corner 

This weekend we celebrate Independence Day, July 4, 1776, the date of 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 (economic prosperity to the extent that poverty, as it was once known, has now 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 both the founding principles of our country and our Catholic teaching on virtue and morality (this issue will be addressed in this weekend's homily in light of recent Supreme Court decisions), we are certainly blessed to live in a country where we are able, for now, to freely exercise our faith.  We have been blessed by ancestors who have handed on to us a legacy of freedom and self-governance, 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 such a society, thank God for those who throughout our history have defended and given their life for the way of life we are able to live in their service in our armed forces, and let us renew our devotion to God who has given us this 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 blessings 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, and let us thank God for the wonderful blessing of living as citizens of this great country.  May God Bless America!

Trees got a "haircut" - Many Thanks!
As many of you have noticed, our beautiful oak trees around the church received a "summer-time haircut."  We have to prune the trees every few years so that they do not damage our buildings and, obviously, for reasons of safety.  Some have expressed concern about the health of the trees in light of the pruning.  Rest assured, according to our arborist, everything has been done that is necessary to properly maintain the trees.  The "haircut" was made possible by the generosity of A.B. and Jan Courvelle, and we are grateful for their generosity and kindness.  Many Thanks!!

      Father James Brady

The bulletin for the week of July 05, 2015 has been posted. Click here to see it.

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