Fr. Anthony Camilleri will be offering a Wednesday-after-Mass (so around 10:30 AM till 11:30) Bible study beginning on August 20 in meeting room B. The topic will be the upcoming Sunday’s readings. Please invite your friends along!
Are we not perhaps all afraid in some way? If we let Christ enter fully into our lives, if we open ourselves totally to him, are we not afraid that He might take something away from us? Are we not perhaps afraid to give up something significant, something unique, something that makes life so beautiful? Do we not then risk ending up diminished and deprived of our freedom? . . . No! If we let Christ into our lives, we lose nothing, nothing, absolutely nothing of what makes life free, beautiful and great. No! Only in this friendship are the doors of life opened wide. Only in this friendship is the great potential of human existence truly revealed. Only in this friendship do we experience beauty and liberation. And so, today, with great strength and great conviction, on the basis of long personal experience of life, I say to you, dear young people: Do not be afraid of Christ! He takes nothing away, and he gives you everything. When we give ourselves to him, we receive a hundredfold in return. Yes, open, open wide the doors to Christ – and you will find true life. Amen.
-Pope Benedict XVI
Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan, president of the USCCB, sharply criticized the decision by the Obama administration in which it “ordered almost every employer and insurer in the country to provide sterilization and contraceptives, including some abortion-inducing drugs, in their health plans….Never before has the federal government forced individuals and organizations to go out into the marketplace and buy a product that violates their conscience. This shouldn’t happen in a land where free exercise of religion ranks first in the Bill of Rights.” Please use this site to write to Congress now.
Dolan is urging Catholics and the public at large to speak out in protest. Please take action today. More information can be found here.
Please also read Archbishop Allen Vigneron’s official statement.
The implementation of the New Roman Missal will be starting in just a few weeks—the 1st Sunday of Advent (November 26/27) – we will begin to use the new responses, both sung and spoken.
On Thursday, November 10th at 7:00 p.m. in the church, there will be an opportunity to practice the new responses. Fr. J.J. will lead us through the new text while Dr. Chun will lead us through the new musical Mass settings. We will leave plenty of time for questions and answers at the end.
Be sure to mark your calendars for this informative evening.