Monday, November 25, 2013

St. Michael's News Connection - Week of November 24th


The Preface for the Mass of Thanksgiving Day reminds us:

It is truly right and just, our duty and salvation, always and everywhere to give you thanks, Lord, Holy Father, almighty and eternal God, through Christ our Lord.

You have entrusted to us the great gift of freedom, a gift that calls forth RESPONSIBILITY and COMMITMENT to the truth that all have a fundamental dignity before you. In Jesus, through his Death and Resurrection, we find redemption. And  so, with hearts full of love, we join the angels, today and every day of our lives, to sing as we acclaim: Holy, Holy, Holy lord God of hosts.

On Thanksgiving Day, I will remember and thank God for the hosts of people, family, friends, and benefactors who have preceded me. They kept the faith, often in difficult times, and passed it on. I will thank God, too, for the new generations, those holding high the torch, keeping the flame of faith alive in the face of the winds of indifference and adversity. And I will thank God for generations yet unborn, who will receive and treasure this great gift.

Thank God for all your generations. Keep the Faith and pass it on.

Happy Thanksgiving and Thanks-living.

Sister Celestine

Monday, November 18, 2013

Fr. Neal's Notes - Week of November 18th

Coming to the end of the church year we look to opportunities to deepen our faith. Join us Tuesday evening for out prayer night at 7:00 PM. Bring your intentions for community support. Then on Saturday the Men's Group gathers at 7:00 AM in the Parish Center. Welcome one and all!

St. Michael's News Connection - Week of November 17th

Monday, November 4, 2013

St. Charles Borromeo

Today we celebrate St. Charles Borromeo.

St. Charles is the patron saint of catechists, catechumens, and seminarians. St. Charles made his own the words of Christ: "...I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me" (Matthew 25:35-36). Charles saw Christ in his neighbor and knew that charity, done for the least of his flock, was charity done for Christ.

 ~Kelli Salceda

St. Michael's News Connection - Week of November 3rd