Today we celebrate the Super Bowl. Best of luck to folks who care about either team. And best wishes to all who will celebrate with family and friends. It is interesting how it has become a sort of National Holiday. I read a few years ago that more guacamole is consumed today than any other day all year.
On a much more sobering note: I know that we have all been disturbed by the news from New York and the actions of one of our Catholic brothers who worked for and celebrated the passing of a new barbaric law which in some cases allows the murder of children up to the moment of their birth. Pray and Fast. Our Lord says that some demons can only be cast out by prayer and fasting. And be engaged in the political life of our country.
This is one of the great missions of the laity, to be the salt and light to the world. Salt give flavor, but also preserves. Believers must shine light into darkness. Thank you for your example with this month’s March for Life. What a beautiful witness. And also an example how our culture hates our witness: see the boys from Covington who were falsely accused of racial slurs, and instead were the targets. When we stand for Jesus, we know we will be treated like him.
Finally, I have included some pictures from our first days in the Holy Land. I spent some extra time in Cana, praying for your marriages and families. This is where Jesus chose to reveal His glory by performing his first miracle at a wedding! With our parish theme of Family: Faithful, Fruitful, Forever, we want to encourage families to “become what you are” (St. JP2 said this)! To that end we are announcing a marriage ministry and a kickoff day of recollection…. See in this bulletin for more information!
pax et bonum,
Father John Mosimann