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The Holy Land is a remarkable place. As it is named holy by three prominent religions of our world, it is no wonder that it is a place unforgettable and of course unrepeatable. It is also, sadly, known as a place of deep turmoil and conflict. As we were on our pilgrimage, the Jewish feast of Yom Kippur was to be celebrated on Wednesday, October 9. This itself caused a bit of a difficulty for our pilgrimage.

Knights of Columbus St. Therese Martin Council 17043 will be holding a Pancake and Porky breakfast following all morning Masses, Sunday, October 13. The cost is a free will donation with the proceeds supporting our Parish and Council 17043.
Today’s Gospel about the ten lepers speaks volumes to us.  Ten are healed by Jesus, only one returns to give glory to God and to thank Jesus. And what were the consequences? In the end of the Gospel, Jesus says, “your faith has saved you.” Not only glorifying God, but being grateful is an act of faith.

Food Justice and Food Sovereignty presented by Dr. Margie Pfeil
Wednesday, October 16, 7:00-8:45 p.m., Upper Room of the Parish Center
 
Margaret R. Pfeil, Ph.D. holds a joint appointment in the Theology Department and in the Center for Social Concerns at the University of Notre Dame. She is a Faculty Fellow of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.

November 8 & 9
Jesus promised, “These signs will accompany those who believe...they will lay hands on the sick and they will recover.” (Mk 16:17) Jesus has called us to do what he did, and that includes healing the sick. The Encounter School of Healing is a conference that teaches, imparts, and activates disciples to be more effective ministers of Jesus’ healing in the world! Jesus wants to use you as an instrument of His divine healing. Will you give Him the chance?

The Marriage in Christ Seminar: Friendship with God, Friendship with Our Spouse, In the Holy Spirit

Throughout the Marriage in Christ seminar, and especially on the fourth night, we pray for a renewal of the grace of the sacrament of marriage. It is as the Bishops say, “When Christian couples receive the grace of the Sacrament of Matrimony, Christ dwells with them, gives them the strength to take up their crosses and so follow him, to rise again after they have fallen, to forgive one another, to bear one another‘s burdens, to be subject to one another out of reverence for Christ, and to love one another with supernatural, tender, and fruitful love. 

If you did not make your Annual Appeal pledge yet, please take time to do so today.  We invite everyone to share a portion of God's blessings with others by supporting the Annual Appeal.  No gift is too small.  Please give from the heart. We hope for 100 percent participation of our parish this year. 

We answer so many different questions in our life, but some matter more than others. In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus turns to his apostles and asks the question, “who do you say that I am?“ The way you answer this question gives an ultimate direction to your life. It is the most important question of all time. What would your answer be?

In September, the Outreach Program provided $7,261.91 in assistance to 40 families for 43 accounts.
           
In a 2014 Hunger in America study conducted by Feeding America, statistics were provided that relate to what the Little Flower Outreach Program does. The study observed that 69% had to choose between food and utilities, 67% between food and transportation, 66% between food and medical care, 57% between food and housing, 31% between food and education.