Consider Service on Parish Pastoral Council!

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Eucharistic Adoration September 4 to 6

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Father Anthony Swamy will be with us to serve as homilist. Evening Prayer with Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament begins at 7:00 PM on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. A sign-up sheet for Adoration through the day and night hours is available in the main entryway of the church. Please plan now for an hour of prayer before Our Lord Jesus in the Eucharist. May we as a parish keep watch all day and all night with the Lord, adoring his presence on the altar during these days of extraordinary blessing for us.
RECEPTION FOR FATHER SWAMY
A reception for Father Swamy will be held after the opening service on Sunday, September 4. This is a great opportunity to greet Father and send your good wishes on his new assignment as pastor of Saint Peter Parish, Columbia. We were unable to hold a reception for Father Swamy at his departure because of his travel schedule. To help us in planning for the reception, please return the form HERE if you will be joining us.
Peace or Division?

“When Jesus said he had not come to bring peace but to bring division, he was talking about the effect of his coming, not that this was the purpose of his coming. Later in his Gospel Luke reports Jesus clearly saying, “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost” (Luke 19:10). God desires our salvation; that was the purpose for Jesus coming. Yet God gives everyone free will–the freedom and responsibility to choose, and there are some who will not submit to God.” Listen to DEACON HALL’s entire homily online HERE.

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Weeping with Jesus

“Brothers and sisters, recognize who we are—the Body of Christ—and that we are truly brothers and sisters with those around the world who suffer pain and violence, whose hearts are breaking, and whose eyes day and night stream with tears. Ours is an invitation to weep with Jesus at the pain of this world, and to pray with Jesus that the grace and mercy of God, a loving Father, will change the hearts of those who plot violence and refuse mercy.” Listen to MONSIGNOR KING’s entire homily online HERE.

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‘The Joy of Love’: What does the Pope’s message on marriage and the family mean for us?

amoris_laetitiaAs Pope Francis asks pastors of souls to enter into discernment with persons whose marriage situations keep them from the sacramental life of the Church, I want our parishioners to know that the parish clergy are available and eager to meet with anyone in such a situation, and to do as Pope Francis asks, discern God’s will together with them, in humility, discretion, and faithfulness to the Gospel and the Church. — Monsignor King

Read Monsignor’s commentary, find a special Contact Form to request an appointment, or download the Pope’s message HERE.