This parish never ceases to amaze me. Perhaps you all can share my sentiments: doesn't summer mean slowing down and taking some more space to breathe? Not at this parish. I am delighted to see how the wrapping up of religious education and our big renter, Forever Learning Institute, has not meant idleness for us, but new venues of activity. Today is a good example of that, with our Knights of Columbus hosting a breakfast after morning Masses and the Corpus Christi procession (God willing us fair weather) after the 11:30am Mass. A beehive might best describe this parish: "buzzing" with activity but all in harmony and for the same goal: the "honey" that is God's kingdom of justice, love, and peace.
The Holy Hour is a magnificent opportunity to make the inner silence in which the Lord speaks especially to us. This is achieved in various ways. The Holy Hour prayed in the Church, has the advantage of the presence of the Lord in the Blessed Sacrament, and the Church is the natural place for prayer.
June 23, Solemnity of the Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi): Persecution of Christians and Religious Minorities in the Middle East Pray that our Christian sisters and brothers in the Middle East, and all religious minorities, who are suffering from attacks by extremists and interminable conflicts may be freed from violent persecution.
Father's Day has me reflecting on perhaps the most serious vocation's crisis in our world today: fatherhood. Yet so many men don't know the joys that fatherhood can give. They only focus on the crosses. There are lot of guys in our society who stay along the shoreline, in the shallow water, afraid to go out to the deep of being a parent. The devil has worked overtime on the male heart in our society to drive them from fatherhood. So many men, for different reasons, forfeit their role to be an earthly image of God, our Heavenly Father.
The diocesan Office of Worship will be hosting a "Morning of Reflection" for liturgical ministers on Saturday, June 22, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at St. Monica Church.
Led by diocesan seminarians, this event can serve as a mini retreat for diocesan extraordinary ministers and lectors, who are encouraged to spend some time at least once a year in a retreat experience.
Join Catholic Charities for World Refugee Day on Thursday, June 20 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. to honor the 67.75 million people who have been displaced due to conflict in their country. This free Open House event will have food, music and more to celebrate the new Americans resettled by Catholic Charities from around the world. Garden Level Banquet Room (basement) of the Archbishop Noll Catholic Center at 915 S. Clinton St. Fort Wayne, IN 46802.
October 8-18, 2019 The Divine Healer Medical Mission is going to Nigeria, October 8th through the 18th, and we are in immediate need of medical and non-medical volunteers to provide medical, surgical, and eye care to those in need in Nigeria, West Africa.
All are invited to attend an evening of healing this Friday, June 14th at 6:30 pm. Fr. Drew Curry, Fr. Terry Coonan, and Jim Browne will offer reflections, music will be led by Mike Nolan & Barb Kleaveland, and prayer teams will be available.