Pastoral Messages from Fr. Rick 4/29/2021
Congratulations Aubree Sanchez! Aubree is receiving her First Holy Communion this Sunday. Please keep her and her family especially in your prayers this week as they swoon in all the extra grace. Special THANK YOU to catechist, Sherilyn Brydon.
Pentecost is Real!! Quick, name the S even Gifts of the Holy Spirit. ………. Excellent. Good Job!! Now explain how the Sacrament of Confirmation has affected your life. How have you cultivated these seven gifts and what fruits have been produced? These are actually some of the most important questions we will ever have to answer. It will be a main topic of consideration for the next few weeks, and we will begin a special Novena to the Holy Spirit beginning May 14th.
This year Bishop Solis has asked us to put more emphasis on this great Solemnity (Coming Up on May 23) than what might otherwise be our practice. This comes at a very opportune time as we appear to be emerging from the clutches of the Covid pandemic and can now venture back into the very world that God has sent us to evangelize. This period cannot help but be very powerful if we actually take the Holy Spirit in our lives seriously. There are many areas in our society and throughout the world that are especially in need of God’s Wisdom, Understanding, Knowledge and ……….. See below.
Stop Infanticide. From U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops: Make your voice heard. https://www.votervoice.net/USCCB/Campaigns/83732/Respond
No Taxpayer Funding of Abortion – From the USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities. Keep your tax dollars from going to abortion! www.notaxpayerabortion.com Sign in and sign your name….
More information related to Respect for Life can be found on the Diocesan Respect for Life page – https://www.dioslc.org/respect-for-life
Theology of the Body Consider linking into this weekend conference/webinar to see how a dynamic Catholic Church is reaching out to our wounded culture and world. This easily accessible format is a great way to familiarize ourselves with some of the tools and weapons that the next few generations of Catholics will need to continue the job of building the Kingdom of God and Teaching the Nations. Did I mention that it is FREE? April 30 to May 2. https://www.tobvirtualconference.com/
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT Please join us for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament each Thursday afternoon from 4:00 to 5:00. This will be a time of silent prayer which ends with benediction.