My Dear Friends in Christ,
This weekend, we will commemorate Veterans Day at our 11am Mass. We remember in prayer and gratitude all of our Veterans who have given of themselves in such self-sacrificing and incredible ways, as well as all those who currently serve. I am grateful to all who assisted me in the planning and preparation of this powerful commemoration. May God bless and protect all of courageous men and woman who have served, and those who currently serve in the Armed Forces!
Also note that we are including in the bulletin the 2018-2019 Annual Report of Most Blessed Sacrament Parish. I am so grateful for the many sacrifices you make for our parish community! You also will soon be receiving a promotional mailer for our 2019 Annual Fund. This Annual Fund is not a capital campaign. But rather, we will conduct this Annual Fund in the last three months of every calendar year as an opportunity for our parishioners and alumni to consider increased giving. I am hopeful and prayerful that this Annual Fund, along with other efforts such as the MEGAMOOLAH MANIA, will be ways in which we as a parish community can strengthen our financial position.
Don’t forget! Our second GLORIFY of the season is this Sunday evening, November 10th, from 6pm – 7pm, with sign-in/registration beginning at 5:30 pm and hospitality following at 7pm. This is a wonderful way for us to come together for a time of prayer, praise, worship, beautiful music, and Eucharistic Adoration. Confessions will also be heard during this time by a guest priest. I have the honor of officiating at this Sunday’s GLORIFY! Please consider bringing the family for this beautiful time of prayer!
Prayer for Veterans Day
God of Peace, we pray for those who have served our nation and have laid down their lives to protect and defend our freedom. We pray for those who have fought, whose spirits and bodies are scarred by war, whose nights are haunted by memories too painful for the light of day. We pray for those who serve us now, especially for those in harm’s way. Shield them from danger and bring them home. Turn the hearts and minds of our leaders and our enemies to the work of justice and to the harvest of peace. May the peace you left us – the peace you gave us, be the peace that sustains and the peace that saves us. Christ Jesus, hear us! Lord Jesus, hear our prayer! Amen.
May God bless our Veterans and those who love and support them! It is a joy and blessing to serve as your Pastor,