The Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners,

For many, the observance of Labor Day simply means the end of the days of summer. Well beyond that “first Monday in September” which heralds the days of autumn is a time to reflect upon the impact of our work in the schema of creation itself. Deep within our hearts is the desire to reflect the creative power of God who formed us in His own image. Through our work, what we imagine can be realized! In gratitude we also recognize the importance of the work that others do on our behalf.  And so we pray:

Lord God, who through human labor never cease to perfect and govern the vast work of creation, listen to our prayers and grant that all people may find work that befits their dignity, joins them more closely to one another, and enables them to serve their neighbor.

Thank you for your kindness and generosity toward Father Ponce and our Mission in Kambaala.  The container which we shipped last week contained enough medical equipment to furnish both a doctor and a dentist office and 31 boxes filled with many new items to address the physical needs of the village people. While the name of “Blessed Sacrament” appears on the cornerstones of many of the buildings on the campus, it is also written in the hearts and homes of the people!  Thank you so very much!

The priests of the Diocese will be on their annual Convocation on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of this week. Communion Services will replace daily Mass on Wednesday and Thursday.  The deacons will be covering any emergency calls.

May the week ahead be filled with countless graces and blessings!

Fr. Bob

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