Express Announcements ~ August 24, 2014

* Welcome back to School teachers, staff and students! We look forward to a great year with you.

* Our Parish Ice Cream Social, Cakewalk and Dance is Sunday Afternoon, September 14. Please save the date! Our Manna Food Project is also the weekend of September 13-14.
Parish Life Weekend is the following weekend, September 20-21.

* RCIA begins September 8. If you or someone you know is interested in becoming Catholic, please call and register in the parish office.

* SCRIP is on sale this weekend in the Parish Life Center after all Masses except Saturday 7pm and Sunday 2pm. Please use SCRIP and help our school.

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.