Friday, September 23, 2011

Learn more about your faith

Dear Parishioners,

Last week when I celebrated Mass on Catechetical Sunday and blessed our religion teachers (Catechists), I reminded everyone of the words of Blessed John Paul II. He said “No one, not even priests or religious, should feel excused from studying and learning more about the faith.” This year more than ever is it essential that we take those words seriously, since there will be a new translation to some of the prayers at Mass beginning November 26/27. This is a wonderful opportunity as there will be articles in the bulletin, some long and others short. Also, beginning October 8th at 9:00 a.m., there will be a series of five 30-minute videos held in the church on the changes as well as the biblical roots of the Mass. These videos were extremely well received by all the members of our Parish Council at their retreat last weekend. For those who cannot come on Saturday mornings, the same videos will be shown on Thursday evenings beginning on October 13 at 7:00 p.m., also in the church. Please call the parish office to register no later than October 3rd.

By the way, I’ve seen the video series three times and learned something new each time. I know you will find it worthwhile.

- Fr. Carl