October 4th message from Father Bob

Dear Parishioners and Friends, Near and Far,

Hope you are staying safe and healthy and personally distant.

October is full of marvelous celebrations according to the Church calendar. It is the month dedicated to the Rosary. On Sun., October 11, we pray the Rosary Coast to Coast at Church. Among others, we celebrate Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, our guardian angels, Saint Faustina, Saint Luke, and Saint Francis of Assisi. Numerous people over the years have asked me why there is a skull on a book next to our statue of St. Francis. This book reminds us of the beautiful writings of Saint Francis; the skull reminds us of death. Francis looked forward to death so that he could be with the Lord forever. In his writings he spoke of death as his sister, even though he didn’t have a sister. This is why the skull representing death is next to him, as a sister would be next to her brother. I hope this helps you understand. Around the feast of Saint Luke on October 18 we usually administer the anointing of the sick sacrament, but this year it is delayed because of the virus.

Thanks to all who helped make our Mass with First Communion last Sunday so beautiful for our six young parishioners!

A little weekend humor:

“I was married by a judge. I should’ve asked for a jury.”

–  Groucho Marx

“Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people only once a year.”

 – Victor Borge

“The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending and then to have the two as close together as possible.” 

– George Burns

Go Browns !!!

With Him and His Mom,
Fr. Bob