You can contribute financially all throughout the build period (July 20th through mid-October) in the collection box in the back of the Church. Please make checks out to Little Flower and write “Matthew 25” in the memo line. Last year Little Flower donated more than $3,000 toward the Matthew 25 Build.
Are you interested in becoming Catholic? Have you been away from the Church and would like to receive the sacraments of initiation? Have you been Catholic your whole life but you'd just like a refresher course? Please join us for our Being Catholic classes! Being Catholic Inquiry Session is today [September 25] at 2:00 p.m. in Room 1 of the Parish Center.
With the start of our new schedule next week, I would like to take advantage of our new opportunity for community events between Masses with a presentation at 10:15 in classrooms 2 and 3. I want to share with you my experience on pilgrimage to Medjugorje, the shrine that has been in “ecclesial limbo” for decades while visionaries continue to claim to see and hear from the Blessed Mother Mary.
The St. Thérèse Little Flower Social Justice Commission (SJC) met on Monday, August 12. There was a report by Regina Wilson on a conference held at Creighton University on “Laudato Si.” Regina discussed the excellent speeches and meetings along with a variety of ways parishes can be involved in taking better care of God’s creation. Sunday, September 1 is the “World Day of Care for All Creation.” The SJC discussed several ways we can provide information to the parish about climate change and we hope to have some programming in the near future.
Last week marked the one year anniversary of the Grand Jury report from Pennsylvania. This report shocked the country and the world with its horrific description of how decades past saw an absolute fall from grace by priests who are called to lay down their lives for their flock, not offer their flock as sacrificial victims to their vice. In the past months, other states have started their own investigations.
A Life Giving Spirituality Day in and Day Out: My Will with God’s Thursday, August 22 @ 7 p.m., St. Therese, Little Flower Church
All are invited to attend this Parish-wide event presented by Fr. Mike Joly. Fr. Mike is a Roman Catholic priest celebrating 24 years in the priesthood this year. Totally blind since age 6, he nonetheless strives to use his talents and time to celebrate God’s goodness in his own life.
Brian Garland’s funeral was a beautiful liturgy, with a choir that gave a foretaste of the heavenly hosts that sing before the Lamb on the crystal throne. Please keep his family in prayer, and pray for our parish as we try to keep Sunday liturgies beautiful without our beloved director. Brian’s mailbox a week ago had a shipment from one of the church music companies, which I could tell was an order of sheet music. We found a piece inside which includes part of a prayer of Thomas Merton that I thought you would all enjoy to have in full. I found it fitting for this time when as a parish we may feel a little lost or confused.