Prayer of St. Cyprian
Almighty God, we are reminded through your servant St. Cyprian, of your Spirit always within us and Your continued presence in us, and of our oneness with You and the Church. May we always grow together and profess You in Faith, Unity, and Hope. Guided by the Holy Spirit, we ask this through Christ our Lord
From the Pastor’s Desk
May Jesus Christ, the way that leads to eternal happiness, be with you!
Have you noticed the change in the weather? It is getting darker earlier and cooler days have approached. The season of Fall begins this week. Because of the pandemic, appreciating the change of the weather is not a priority. Even during this pandemic, try to take a moment and appreciate the season of Fall. While we are still in the midst of the pandemic, God, and His blessings are still. We thank Him for the gifts of these seasons.
Again, I am grateful to all our parishioners who have demonstrated your stewardship of treasure, worship, prayer, and devotion. May God continue to guide us and protect us. And may all our parishioners continue to be awesome stewards to our parish and one another.
Our call to stewardship is the theme for today’s Mass. We are called to follow Christ and to share our talents, gifts, and blessings with each other. We are called to follow Christ into the fields and make disciples of all nations. We are called to this mission. Calling someone to say hello, sending a note to say “thinking of you,” inviting people to worship at Mass with you, sharing your faith with others, living the commandments and beatitudes, are only a few ways to this call of discipleship and stewardship.
Finally, while it is wonderful that we have LIVE Stream for Sunday Mass, it is also wonderful to see people at Church on Sundays. Please be assured, you are safe, and there is plenty of room in the Church for you. We look forward to seeing you in Church.
Peace & Blessings,
Worried about the future? Find peace in this
St. Josemaria Escriva wrote this prayer in response to someone who shared they were having “a very rough time.” It’s relatively easy to be worried about the future. We simply don’t know what is going to happen today, tomorrow, or next year. This state of uncertainty can cripple us at times, keeping us from doing anything out of fear of the unknown.
St. Josemaria Escriva consoled someone in a similar frame of mind, who said to him (as quoted in The Way of the Cross), “Father, I am having a very rough time.”
In response, the Saint composed a short but peaceful prayer of abandonment, entrusting to God everything past, present and future.
My Lord and my God: into your hands I abandon the past, the present and the future, what is small and what is great, what amounts to a little and what amounts to a lot, things temporal and things eternal.
Asking his friend to pray this prayer, St. Josemaria wrote, “Then, don’t anymore.”
The only way we can move forward in calm is to entrust our “rough times” to God and then let the worry go for He is in control and will be with us every step of the way. -Phillip Kosloski
Our commitment to Christ: Commitment born of Faith
New Poll Show Favorability of the Church is on the Rise
A new poll by Saint Leo University Polling Institute shows that Catholics have a higher opinion of the Church than they did a year ago. The poll shows that U.S. Catholics expressed a 74% level of favorability of the Church, compared to 57% last April. Similarly, the general population’s opinion has increased from 40% in April 2019 to about 42%. As parishes, diocese and other institutions of the Church wrestle to respond to 2018 revelations of further clergy sexual abuse, this report brings hope that, while much more needs to be done, the Church and its members are healing. The report also recorded the faithful’s view of Pope Francis, which sat at 75%, only slightly down from November with 78%, both of which were higher than the view of the pop by the general public.
Coming To Mass, Please Remember
Wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water.
Wear your mask in church except children 2years old and younger
Do not attend Mass if you are high risk to contract COVID19
Do not attend Mass if you are sick
Use the center doors when entering church.
Please sanitize your hands when you enter church
Missals and hymnals will no longer be in the pews.
Please follow directions on signs when taking your seat.
Members of the same household may sit together.
Sit 6 ft apart if not in the same household
No Sign of Peace at this time
No Precious Blood at this time
Do not hold hands during the “Our Father”
Receive Holy Communion by hand remove your mask before receiving Holy Communion
Do not congregate after Mass, please go directly to your car.
Please leave your mask on as you exit church
We will continue to follow the guidelines from the CDC. The church will be sanitized between each mass and deep cleaned during the week preparing for Sunday Mass.