Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ!
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October is the Month of the Holy Rosary. The Church invites her members to gather and recite the Holy Rosary to honor our Mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary. Throughout the centuries, the Church has been protected through Mother Mary’s inter- cession. I personally invite all ministry groups and families to spend time together as much as you can to recite Hail Mary prayers.
October is also Respect Life Month. Each of us is created by God’s love and in His own image, and each of us is unique. God is indeed the author of our life. Life is not to be destroyed by abortion or assisted suicide or any other means. To help our diocesan Respect Life Collection through Pennies from Heaven Program, please collect all kinds of coins at your home and donate them to the diocese, so we can help the life crisis shelters throughout our diocese. On behalf of the diocese, we will receive your coins by the end of October.
Parish Pastoral Council. I am grateful to all seven candidates willing to have their names on the final ballot, and to all parishioners taking their time to vote and to pray for the success of the election. This past Tuesday – one newly appointed and four elected members together with returning ones and I had a very positive and informative first Parish Pastoral Council meeting of this fiscal year with promising visions for our parish in the five-year plan. Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, October20. Please check our website stcecilia.org for the complete list of all members. Please continue to say a prayer for us to fulfill our calls well.
Today’s Readings are about the bond of love that marriage creates between a man and a woman, a bond that God wishes to be permanent. These readings challenge the spouses to practice the fidelity of their ever-faithful God, honoring their holy covenant commitment. Marriage is a union based on committed sharing, sacrificial forgiving, and agape love. It requires mutual adjustments, generosity, good will to forgive and to ask for forgiveness, sincere cooperation in training children and raising them as practicing Catholics, daily strength from God obtained through personal and family prayers, and punctual participation in the parish liturgy. Pope Francis in his recent messages says that “the family is a factory of hope, of life, of resurrection. God is the one who opens that path.”
May God bless you and your family abundantly. Our Lady Mary and Saint Cecilia, pray for us!
Reverend Bao Thai