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Pulpit Announcements

Pulpit Announcements

New opportunities for single young adults! More information on bulletin page 7
Knights of Columbus #4034 Freedom 5k is happening October 7. Help enrich our community! More information on bulletin page 9
Stand up for Life. Be part of the National Life Chain October 7.
More information on page bulletin 10.
Walking With Purpose small groups starting soon. More information on bulletin page 10
Our SCRIP Program Needs You! More information on bulletin page 12.
From Our Pastor

From Our Pastor

Dear Folks,

Next Week is Parish Life Weekend!
The Stewardship Catalogue should be arriving any day, so look for it.  If you do not receive one, some will be available next weekend.
We will be asking you to sign up at the tables in to capture your immediate enthusiasm.  We will not be turning in commitment cards, so please be prepared to jump on the bus immediately!  If you are reading this online from Italy, contact info for your ministry of choice via is in the bulletin and on the website.
Finally, I share with you this quote that I have read about 10 times:
“The more you get involved in the groups that are doing wonderful work in the church the more you will be filled with joy in being a Catholic. The corruption, scandal and heresy will fade away like shadows. You will see clearly what you should be doing and it will be positive, life filled and life giving. You will soon see all the good that is going on and the bad you see will fade in importance….

The complainers and protesters never accomplished very much. The saints did. The saints confronted corruption with radiant lives of simplicity and power. They skewered scandal with radiant lives of purity and goodness. They overwhelmed indifference with radiant lives of zeal and joy. At times they spoke out against the scandal, indifference and corruption, but they always did so based on the authority of their own powerful sanctity.
In other words, overwhelm the world with the light, life and beauty of Christ alive in you.
Don’t curse the dark.
Set alight a life ablaze with glory and goodness.”

— originally from a blog by Fr. Dwight Longenecker.
pax,
fr mosimann
From the Pulpit

From the Pulpit

St Mary’s Annual Ice Cream Social and Cake Walk is this Sunday from 4-7pm at Holy Cross Academy!
The Manna Project Food Drive is this weekend! Please bring non-perishables and monetary donations to Mass.
Knights of Columbus #4034 Freedom 5k is happening October 7. Help enrich our community! More information on bulletin page 9
Stand up for Life. Be part of the National Life Chain October 7. More information on bulletin page 10.
Our SCRIP Program Needs You! More information on page 12.
During overnight Adoration on Wednesday-Thursday and Thursday-Friday the doors will be locked from midnight until 5am.
From Our Pastor

From Our Pastor

Dear Folks,

Thanks for all who came to the Mass and Holy Hour on Labor day in Reparation for the sins of the clergy.  Your support and desire to stand with Jesus is inspiring.  At the Mass, I mentioned a commitment to a new ministry: the ministry of Reparation. And last week I wrote in this space about the principle of reparation, whereby through prayer or acts of devotion we intend to to expiate the “sins of others.”
So what would a ministry of reparation look like?  I envision it being a commitment to prayer and penance offered for this intention.  Specifically, I’d like to ask you to consider a one year commitment:
1.  A day of fasting each week.
2.  A committed hour of adoration each week.
3.  A daily Rosary.
4.  One day of recollection / prayer for members of the ministry — maybe in Lent?
Why is it important that these be commitments?  Because perseverance in grace is everything.  Grievous sins take place in the darkness, away from healing and revealing light.  Sinners count on darkness covering their unspeakable sins.  We must shed light on sin.  And with Jesus, we must make it our mission to love and sacrifice when we are most exhausted, most bored, least desiring to persevere, when no one will see but Jesus.  It is in those moment that we are most perfectly configured to Jesus Christ crucified.
Jesus, in his greatest night of agony asked the apostles if they would stay awake with him for an hour.  Will you?  Jesus ‘needs’ souls willing to love Him back for the immense love with which he saves us.
24 people signed up to make this commitment at the Holy Hour and Mass.  If you are willing to make this commitment, email  stmary22401@gmail.com.  Depending on the number of folks willing to commit, we may be able to expand our adoration hours.  Wouldn’t that be great?
pax,
fr mosimann