On Sunday October 4th from 1-4pm we will be hosting an Oktoberfest Picnic Celebration.
Bier Garten (ID and additional fee)
Sausages, Apple cider, Donuts, Hot Dogs
Activities for Teens and Kids
$15 for adults, $8 for kids over 2
Reduced Fee Tickets Available
For more information please contact Evangeline Egizi, 978-998-6848
All of Pope Francis’ talks, speeches, and homilies from his recent visit to the United States may be found at the following link that the website of the United States Conferences of Catholic Bishops.
From the Liturgy of the Hours.
you have brought us to the light of a new day:
keep us safe the whole day through
from every sinful inclination.
May all our thoughts, words and actions
aim at doing what is pleasing in your sight.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
From a letter to the Philippians by Saint Polycarp, bishop and martyr
Let us put on the armor of righteousness
It is not out of presumption that I write to you, my brothers, on what righteousness means, but rather because you asked me to do so. For neither I nor anyone like me can equal the wisdom of the blessed and glorious Paul. When he was in your city, he fully and courageously taught the men of that time the word of truth; when he was absent, he wrote you letters. By carefully studying these letters, you can strengthen yourselves in the faith that has been given to you. This faith is the mother of us all, followed by hope, preceded by love – love of God, of Christ, of our neighbor. Whoever lives within this framework has fulfilled the commandment of righteousness. For anyone who has love is far from sin.
Now the source of all evil is the desire to possess. Mindful that we brought nothing into this world and can take nothing out of it, let us put on the armor of righteousness. We must begin by teaching ourselves how to walk in the commandment of the Lord. Then you should teach your wives to walk in the faith that has been handed down to them, in love and in chastity. They must love their husbands with complete fidelity, but they must cherish all others equally, and with self-control; they must raise their children in the discipline that comes from fear of God. We must teach widows to be discreet in all that concerns the faith of the Lord; they must pray without ceasing for all men, shunning all calumny, gossip, false witness, greed, in a word, every sort of evil. They must bear in mind that they are God’s sacrificial altar. He sees everything clearly, nothing escapes his vigilance, be it calculation, thought or some secret desire of the heart.
God, as we know, is not mocked. Let us walk in a way that is worthy of his commands and his purposes. Deacons, in the same way, must be blameless in the sight of his goodness, for they are servants of God and of Christ, not of men. They must avoid calumny, hypocritical talk and greed. Merciful and diligent, they must control all their desires, walking according to the truth of the Lord who became the servant of all. If we please him in this life, we shall receive the life to come; for he has promised us that he will raise us from the dead, and that, if we lead lives worthy of him, we shall reign along with him. This is what our faith tells us.
–Taken from DivineOffice.org, the Liturgy of the Hours.
We have received approval from the archdiocese to move forward with our intent to unify St. Mary’s and St. John’s schools for the 2016 2017 academic year. Since we asked for your input in the survey, our next step is to ask for your involvement. We are beginning with five newly formed subcommittees (there will be more as we continue forward)
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