My dear family,
First of all, a blessed Mother’s Day to all the Moms in our parish. We love you!
Many thanks to everyone who helped with the beautiful Confirmations and First Holy Communions this past week. What joyful events!
This week is full of events at our school. On Monday the Kindergarten kids have their graduation, and on Friday the 8th grade students graduate. We are very proud of them. A few weeks ago was the “Religion Bowl” – the competition among all the Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese concerning religious knowledge. Once again, our kids won in both the elementary and middle school divisions. This is a wonderful sign of how great our school is, and how we are fulfilling our mission of bringing our kids ever closer to Christ.
Also, our congratulations go to all the high school seniors of our parish graduating from the many different high schools they attend. God bless you both now and in the future!
Friends, we continue our Spring Bible Study Series: You Make Me Crazy! – how to have healthy relationships and deal with the people who drive us crazy. This week we have a very important topic: BREAKING FREE FROM ABUSE. We all know people who suffer from different kinds of abuse – and for all of our concern for them, we just don’t know how to help them! So – I’ll be teaching from the Book of Psalms how to help someone break free from abuse -physical, sexual, and emotional, looking specifically at the subtle marks of emotional abuse. What you learn this night could make all the difference to another person who is suffering from abuse! Monday, May 14, 7 pm, in Fr. D’Arco Hall – a one-hour teaching by Msgr. Raun
We still have a few places open on our Fall Pilgrimage to Fatima and the Shrines and Cathedrals of Spain. Come pray at the place of our Blessed Mother’s greatest apparition of the 20th Century, and visit the shrines and cathedrals of our spiritual roots in Spain! October 1-12. Contact the parish office for more information.
To close, some Mother’s Day quotes:
“Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.”
“When your mother asks, ‘Do you want a piece of advice?’ It is a mere formality. It doesn’t matter if you answer yes or no. You’re going to get it anyway.”
“When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.”
“All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.”
A blessed week,
Msgr. Doug Raun