Fr. Terry’s Sharing

We have some new Rosary Stations in our daily Mass Chapel. 

If you have not stopped by to see them yet, please do so.  They will soon be blessed and dedicated.  I am asking a favor of:

¨ Rosary Groups  ¨ Catholic Daughters  ¨ Knights of Columbus 

 ¨ Boy Scouts  ¨ Women at the Well  ¨ Morning Men’s Group

¨ Youth Disciple Groups  ¨ Youth Groups  ¨ any other Groups, and

¨ any Individuals 

I invite you to organize a time to pray the Rosary in our Chapel.  This will add a grassroots blessing/dedication of the Rosary Stations from the Parish family.

The Rosary Stations were gifted to the Parish by Betty Wallace, in memory of her husband, John.

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Last weekend we had

Volunteer Sign-up for the needs of Religious Education and for the Music Ministry. 

Obviously, to be a healthy and vibrant Parish, we need people to step up to help with the needs of the Parish family.  Please consider offering your talents, time, and presence.

You can stop by the Parish office and fill out a Volunteer Card or contact us @361-1600 to get signed up.

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In light of the evil news of our church recently, I want to remind those who were gone last weekend to read the heart-felt letter from Bishop Paul Swain.  You can find it on the diocesan website, our parish website, or a hard copy from our Parish office.  If you are wondering how Pope Francis has responded, I direct you to:

https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2018-08/pope-francis-letter-people-of-god-sexual-abuse.html

The United States Catholic Conference has offered us this prayer for the victims

 Prayer for Healing Victims of Abuse

God of endless love, ever caring, ever strong,

always present, always just:  You gave your only Son

to save us by the blood of His cross.

Gentle Jesus, shepherd of peace, join to your own suffering

the pain of all who have been hurt in body, Mind, and spirit

by those who betrayed the trust placed in them.

Hear our cries as we agonize 

over the harm done to our brothers and sisters.

Breathe wisdom into our prayers, soothe restless hearts with hope,

steady shaken spirits with faith:  

Show us the way to justice and wholeness,

enlightened by truth and enfolded in our mercy.

Holy Spirit, comforter of hearts, heal your people’s wounds

and transform our brokenness.

Grant us courage and wisdom, humility and grace,

so that we may act with justice and find peace in you.

We ask this through Christ, our Lord.  Amen