MAY IS THE MONTH OF OUR BLESSED MOTHER. We encourage each parishioner to make a special effort to pray to Mary, particularly the Rosary, during the month of May. We have many intentions for which to pray and Mary will intercede with the Lord for all of us. Thanks to all who pray the Rosary, particularly those who do so in Saint Anne’s Shrine right before our Daily Mass, Monday. – Friday
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To: Parents of Students in the Religious Education Program
As the summer approaches and we take a break from our weekly religious education classes, I would implore you to please consider how to continue your child’s religious education and growth during the next few months of their summer vacation.
We hope that your child has found our weekly classes rewarding and nurturing as they grow to be children of God and hopefully lead a religious life through their daily actions and treatment of others. However, the most effective way for your child to continue this growth is through receipt of the Sacraments of the Church through attending the celebration of the Mass on a weekly basis.
As has been shared through the ages by past Saints and Popes, I would like to share the following with you:
- During Holy Mass, you kneel amid a multitude of Holy Angels, who are present at the Eucharistic Sacrifice with reverential awe.
- Through Holy Mass, you are blessed in your temporal goods and affairs.
- Through Holy Mass, you are preserved from many dangers and misfortunes, which should otherwise have befallen you. You shorten your purgatory at every Mass.
- One Holy Mass heard during your life will be of more benefit to you than many offered for you after your death.
These are just a few of the benefits received by attending and participating in the Holy Mass, but as important, you establish through personal example to your children the importance of attending weekly Mass.
I hope you all have a very safe and blessed summer, and one which is also reverent to Jesus Christ Our Lord and Savior who provides for all good things in our life. Thank you very much for your consideration of this request and for your great example as parents in raising your children toward a life based in Christ’s teaching.
Parish Staff and Fr Chris