The LORD keeps faith forever, secures justice for the oppressed, gives food to the hungry. The LORD sets captives free. The LORD gives sight to the blind; the LORD raises up those who were bowed down. The LORD loves the just; the LORD protects strangers. The fatherless and the widow he sustains, but the way of the wicked he thwarts. The LORD shall reign forever; your God, O Zion, through all generations. Alleluia. - Psalm 146
Dear Parishioners and Friends;
We remember and honor all of our living and fallen veterans on this Veterans Day weekend. Our St. Rita School students held a special prayer service ceremony last Friday remembering our Veterans. We especially want to keep our own parishioners, family members and friends who are currently serving our country in our prayers.
A special thanks for all who participated in the "Discovering Christ" program these past seven weeks! It was a wonderful experience. Those who participated had time to deepen their relationship with Jesus. For some it may have provided a chance to discover Christ in a new personal way. Look for an opportunity for seven more weeks to "Follow Christ" beginning in January.
This Wednesday evening, 54 of our young people will be making their First Reconciliation. - Please keep them and their parents in your prayers. Next Spring, most of these same children will be making their First Holy Eucharist. On behalf of our Faith Formation Director Anita Wagner, and myself, we wish to thank the parents of these children for taking an active role in their sacramental journey of faith and making it a priority for our young folks.
We congratulate our parishioner Viola Laging as she became an Associate of the Sisters of St. Joseph on Sunday, October 28th at the Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse. Associates are lay people who share the spirit and charism of the Sisters of St. Joseph, which draws them to work in peace, gentleness and joy for the reconciliation of neighbor with neighbor and God.
We have much to be grateful for!
May God bless you!