Fr. Peter's Post
Pope Francis to Meet with Heads of World's Bishop Conferences
Please join me in praying for our Holy Father Pope Francis as he meets with the heads of the Bishops’ Conferences from around the world in Rome February 21-24th to address the Clergy Abuse Crisis. May the Holy Spirit be strong in the Holy Father and the bishops that they may exercise inspired leadership that will result in effective reforms to rid the Church of this scourge.
Adoration/Holy Hour Tuesday 6:30 PM
These Holy Hours are open to anyone and I invite you to attend as you are able. This time of prayer at the Cathedral is the fruit of an extended discussion with a group of parish leaders who are continuing to pray and discern God’s will for us as a community of faith. I invite you to join them in asking God’s direction for both our parishes. The Tuesday Holy Hour will take place is this week from 6:30 to 7:30 PM.
Catholic Schools Week: Celebrate the Gift of Catholic Education
We are blessed to have a strong Catholic School in our community. Stella Maris Academy is dedicated to the transforming encounter that takes place when we meet Jesus Christ---especially when children and families open their lives to Him. This week we will celebrate the great gift of Catholic School education, asking the Lord to bless our students and families. Please join me in thanking our teachers, administrators, and staff for their dedication and our benefactors for their generous support.
K of C Breakfast Buffet to Kick Off Catholic Schools Week
Our Knights of Columbus are putting on a Breakfast Buffet Sunday (January 27th) to kick off Catholic Schools Week. Please plan to join us from 9:00 to Noon for; Pancakes, Breakfast Potatoes, French Toast Sticks, Eggs, Sausage, Fresh Fruit, Muffins, Cinnamon Rolls, Juice and Starbuck’s Coffee and help celebrate and support the great gift of Catholic education. The cost is a very reasonable $8/person and a max of $25/family. See you in the Holy Rosary Campus gym after Mass on Sunday!
Cold & Flu Season
Now that we’re into the Cold & Flu season I ask you to use good judgement about exchanging the Sign of Peace and receiving from the Cup at Mass. If you’re not feeling well, please refrain from these and help keep your fellow parishioners well this winter.
Adoration/Holy Hour Starts This Week
We will begin having Holy Hours with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and guided prayer in this week. These Holy Hours are open to anyone and I invite you to attend as you are able. This new time of prayer at the Cathedral is the fruit of an extended discussion with a group of parish leaders who are continuing to pray and discern God’s will for us as a community of faith. I invite you to join them in asking God’s direction for both our parishes. The first Tuesday Holy Hour will take place is this week from 6:30 to 7:30 PM.
Michael the Archangel Prayer at the End of Mass
With the New Year we will begin praying the St. Michael the Archangel Prayer at the end of each Mass after the blessing and before the closing hymn. With everything going in our troubled world and with scandals in the Church I think it a good idea to invoke the intercession of St. Michael as we battle against many forms of evil. “St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the Devil”.