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Archbishop Oscar Romero (1917-1980) of El Salvador has been canonized today, October 14, along with Pope Paul VI. Romero entered the seminary at thirteen and went to Rome to study. After ordination, he returned to El Salvador and was soon busy as a pastor, seminary rector, and editor of the archdiocesan paper. Ordained as an auxiliary bishop in 1970, he was seen as a conservative and distrusted by priests who were concerned about El Salvador’s poor.

In his letter from a few weeks ago about the recent scandals in the Church, especially in the U.S., our Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades encouraged the prayer of St. Michael to be prayed at the end of Masses throughout the diocese.  Pope Francis has also asked it to be prayed at the end of a daily rosary for the Church’s healing, reform, and purification.  This prayer has a long tradition, and some parishes had already been saying this prayer in recent months/years. I myself had received multiple requests about using this prayer at the parish before now, and with Bishop’s encouragement I am happy to have it said at our parish immediately following the dismissal of “Go in peace / Thanks be to God."  Below, is some brief information about the prayer and the prayer itself.

Join us for this incredible documentary and a conversation with its producer, Fr. Robert Pelton, C.S.C.

Showings:
Sunday, October 28, 10:30 am-12:00 pm & Thursday, November 1, 6:30 - 8:00 pm,
Upper Room of the Parish Center

Reflections on the beauty of our Faith from our parish missionary...

The hardest sacrament for me is Reconciliation. I mean, of course it is! Telling all the wrong things that I’ve done to someone is not what I would ideally have to do. So why did Jesus institute this sacrament? Imagine that you injured your arm. Would your arm be the only part of your body effected?

The Little Flower family will be collecting gifts for the clients of the Women’s Care Center now until November 5.

Please place unwrapped gifts in or near the pack ‘n play in the gathering space. Items that are especially needed: diapers, baby wipes, baby shampoo/lotions, and new clothes size newborn to 2T.
Thank you in advance for your generosity during this Respect Life Month!

Thursday, October 25, 6:00 pm-6:30 pm, Upper Room

All parents of high school youth interested in this incredible conference are encouraged to attend! This meeting will give an outline of the weekend and why this experience could help your child grow closer to the Lord through the Holy Spirit. The theme for this conference is Belong.

Come to find out more!