Praise the Lord. Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.
Thanksgiving is one of the great messages that Holy Scriptures teaches us; we are called to be people of Thanksgiving. Thus, for us Christians, Thanksgiving is not just one particular day of the year, but it is every day and every moment of our lives. But as we celebrate Thanksgiving Day on Thursday, November 28, 2019, with all our American brothers and sisters let us take a moment to reflect on what we are especially thankful for in our lives individually and communally.
As your pastor, I am particularly thankful to all of you for all your prayers, friendship, support, thoughtfulness, generosity, kindness and love to me personally and to our parish community in general.
I pray that the good Lord may continue to abundantly bless all of you that you may celebrate thanksgiving every day of your lives with your loved ones and within our parish family.
Happy Thanksgiving Day!
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ALL SOULS – SPECIAL FOCUS FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER
November is the month that is dedicated to the Holy Souls in Purgatory, beginning with All Souls Day. It’s a month in which Catholics pray especially for the souls of their beloved dead, and for the souls of all who have passed from this world. You can find good prayer resources for the month at: discerninghearts.com.
Here is an ancient prayer attributed to St. Ignatius of Antioch (50 – 110 A.D.), bishop and martyr:
Receive in tranquility and peace, O Lord, the souls of your servants who have departed this present life to come to you. Grant them rest and place them in the habitations of light, the abodes of blessed spirits. Give them the life that will not age, good things that will not pass away, and delights that have no end, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
ANOINTING OF THE SICK
THE SACRAMENT OF THE ANOINTING OF THE SICK, WILL BE CELEBRATED ON
DECEMBER 8th AT THE 11:30 AM MASS, FOLLOWED BY A LIGHT LUNCH IN THE FR. FLANAGAN CENTER.
Sign-up sheets will be at the back of the church starting on November 10th.
If you have any questions please call the Parish Office.
THE SACRAMENT EXPLAINED: *Like all the sacraments, it is a liturgical and communal celebration. *It is not a sacrament intended only for those who are at the point of death, but any baptized person who is seriously or chronically ill or in danger of death from advancing age may receive the sacrament. *It may be received by those preparing for serious surgery, the elderly whose infirmity declines further and seriously ill children. *A person who has previously received the sacrament may receive it again if the condition worsens or if the condition initially improved and then worsens again.”