Social Justice and Charity

Catholic Home Missions Appeal Collection May 2/3 2015

catholic home missions appeal

April 28, 2015 May 2/3, 2015 at all the Masses there will be a collection for Catholic Home Missions. “Home Missions “is the name for dioceses in the United States who cannot provide basic pastoral services to Catholics without outside help. Basic services include Mass and the Sacraments, religious education, and ministry training for clergy,…

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Catholics like US are Called: to Rejoice in and Be Surprised by New Life

March 31, 2015 Catholic Social Teaching Principle – Dignity of All Humans: Since all people were created in the image of God, and we need to treat ALL with respect. I was surprised, again, by the role modeling of Humility by Pope Francis… Pope Francis said… “Pray for me. I’m in need of prayers by people…

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Lenten Offerings

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March 22, 2015 Dear Fellow Parishioners: I hope everyone is working hard on their Lenten offering. Before we know it the Easter Triduum will be here. There is still time to consider and act on a gift of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Also, do not forget the Sacrament of Reconciliation. While our two communal services here…

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Catholics like Us are Called: to bring our Christian Values where we work

March 22, 2015 Catholics like Us are Called: to bring our Christian Values where we work Pope Francis said… “You are called to permeate Christian values in the environments in which you work with the witness and the word, meeting people in their concrete situations, so that they have full dignity and are reached by…

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Global Solidarity Sunday

March 13, 2015 Dear Fellow Parishioners: This weekend we celebrate Global Solidarity Sunday. We recognize that God has bestowed each of us with certain gifts and talents. One person’s gift, when freely given, can release another’s gift which may have been stifled or hidden through poverty, oppression, or lack of education. The Global Solidarity Sunday…

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Catholics like Us are Called: to BE a Temple to God in the way we live our lives

March 10, 2015 Pope Francis said… “We walk into the world as Jesus did and we make our whole existence be a sign of His love for our brothers, especially the weakest and the poorest. We build a temple to God in our lives. And so, we make him “meet-able ” to the many people…

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Catholics like Us are Called: to Follow Christ’s Journey of Joyful Sacrifice

March 5, 2015 Pope Francis has said… “Listen to him!” “Listen to Jesus. He is the Savior: follow him.” The Holy Father reflected on last week’s Gospel, which recounted the event of the Transfiguration, when Jesus gives Peter, James, and John a glimpse of his glory, to confirm them in the faith and encourage them…

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Inspiration from an Unofficial Saint: Sir Edmund Hillary

March 5, 2015, by Pastor Brian Fier Dear Fellow Parishioners: I hope everyone’s Lenten season is going well. Have you found your prayer, fasting and almsgiving offering? What are you “giving up”? What are you “taking on”? In case you are looking to enhance your offering, I invite you to read a biography of one…

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Catholics like Us are Called: to Give Alms to the Poor

February 27, 2015 Pope Francis has said… Since the start of his pontificate, Pope Francis has spoken extensively on the rights of the poor and has stressed that faithful must help those on the margins. Pope Francis practices what he preaches: When a local Sri Lankan church donated more than Rs. 8.7 million to the…

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Catholics like Us are Called: to Walk as Jesus Walked, with Compassion

February 20, 2015 Pope Francis has said “Whoever says: ‘I abide in Christ’, ought to walk just as he walked…. For Jesus, what matters above all is reaching out to save those far off, healing the wounds of the sick, restor- ing everyone to God’s family, … without being “hemmed in” by prejudice, conformity to…

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