Express Announcements ~ August 17, 2014

* Local Virtus Training is available August 21 for all in ministry whose service involves working with youth. See page 12.

* RCIA begins September 8. We welcome all who are interested in learning more about Catholic faith. If you or someone you know is possibly interested in becoming Catholic,
call and register in the parish office, and come and see.

His Beatitude Louis Rafael Sako, Chaldean Catholic Patriarch of Iraq, has asked the world to pray with him for Christians and religious minorities who face unspeakable suffering in Iraq, Syria, Egypt and other countries:

Lord,
The plight of our country is deep and the suffering of Christians is severe and frightening. Therefore, we ask you Lord to spare our lives, and grant us patience and courage, to continue our witness of Christian values with trust and hope. Lord, peace is the foundation of life; Grant us the peace and stability that will enable us to live with each other without fear and anxiety,and with dignity and joy. Glory be to you forever.