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From Our Pastor

From Our Pastor

Dear Folks,

Two years ago I was privileged to offer Mass at the altar where Saint Padre Pio prayed Mass every day and to see his confessional where he so faithfully cared for souls. See the pictures below, and I hope that his intercession is making me a better confessor!

St. Padre Pio said “Temptations, discouragement and unrest are the wares offered by the enemy. Remember this: if the devil makes noise, it is a sign that he is still outside and not yet within. That which must terrify us is his peace and concord with the human soul. That which comes from Satan begins with calmness and ends in storm, indifference and apathy.”

I agree that I have seen this in souls. Sometimes I try remind folks that it is only by God’s grace that we can be frustrated and disgusted by sin. If we did not have His help, we would wallow and delight in the muck. The very turmoil of the soul coming to Jesus for confession, shows that they are still, with God’s help, doing battle against sin. Be encouraged that no matter how much you may be frustrated and in turmoil, the Lord is with you.

And if you don’t find any turmoil and struggle against sin, ask yourself, “have I become indifferent and apathetic to ‘being perfect as my heavenly Father is perfect?'” Because the indifference is the hardest to overcome. It is the diabolic indifference of: ‘my life is fine. I don’t need Jesus.’

I for one, need him always and everywhere.

pax et bonum,

Fr Mosimann

Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
November 14, 2021

 

Shred Event Saturday Nov 13 10am-1pm

Shred Event Saturday Nov 13 10am-1pm

Do you have any old files and paperwork taking up space at your home or office?  Plan to join us on Saturday, November 13 from 10am to 1pm for our Shred Event, to dispose of your confidential documents.

Recycling is an essential part of any commitment to sustainability, and we here at St. Mary are responding by offering this community-wide event, which will be open to all in the parish, small businesses, non-profits and area residents.  Deliver materials to the back parking lot behind our Parish Life Center where you will be assisted with unloading your vehicle.  There is a 5 box limit per vehicle, and we will continue to accept materials until the truck is full or 1pm, whichever occurs first.  There is no charge, but we are most grateful for any free-will donations.

We will accept all office-based paper materials, and small metal fasteners such as paper clips and staples. NO ring binders, books, newspapers, magazines, plastic or metal objects and electronics or electronic media such as CDs and DVDs.

If you have any questions, contact Elaine Stanislawski at estanislawski@stmaryfred.org, or call the parish office at 540-373-6491.

 

SHRED EVENT SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 10AM-1PM

SHRED EVENT SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 10AM-1PM

Do you have any old files and paperwork taking up space at your home or office?  Plan to join us on Saturday, November 13 from 10am to 1pm for our Shred Event, to dispose of your confidential documents.

Recycling is an essential part of any commitment to sustainability, and we here at St. Mary are responding by offering this community-wide event, which will be open to all in the parish, small businesses, non-profits and area residents.  Deliver materials to the back parking lot behind our Parish Life Center where you will be assisted with unloading your vehicle.  There is a 5 box limit per vehicle, and we will continue to accept materials until the truck is full or 1pm, whichever occurs first.  There is no charge, but we are most grateful for any free-will donations.

We will accept all office-based paper materials, and small metal fasteners such as paper clips and staples. NO ring binders, books, newspapers, magazines, plastic or metal objects and electronics or electronic media such as CDs and DVDs.

If you have any questions, contact Elaine Stanislawski at estanislawski@stmaryfred.org, or call the parish office at 540-373-6491.