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St. Vincent Pallotti called us
To revive Faith
and rekindle Charity.
It was for him the mission of his little community.
Every year can be a …
A Year of faith
The Bishops meeting in an extraordinary Synod on the Family this Past week have prepared for the next year’s Ordinary Synod in which there will be more decisions made. This was to be a process of listening to the faithful from all over the world and asking the question: “What are the concerns and difficulties that Catholics have to deal with in our present society?” The Synod did raise those questions. Our bishops have much to reflect on as they prepare for next year. It is a multi faceted church that we are a part of and we ask the Holy Sprit to guide our journey during the next months. The document that they put together reflects that.
During Pope Francis' first Angelus address on Sunday, March 17, 2013 he spoke of a book on mercy which had done "him much good". The book "Mercy: The Essence of the Gospel and the Key to the Christian Life" was written by Cardinal Walter Kasper, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity. Mercy, the leitmotif for Pope Francis' pontificate, has become a buzz word for the upcoming Synod on the Family which meets in the Vatican from October 5-19, 2014.
Year of Faith Prayer
O God, as you sent your Holy Spirit upon the early Church
in the fiery tongues and the
mighty wind of Pentecost,
so now, we ask you to send that
same Spirit upon us that we may go forth to proclaim the Gospel of Christ to every creature.
We humbly pray that you deepen
your Trinitarian life within us;
make us effective and holy witnesses of Jesus' death and resurrection;
help us to live our Catholic faith
with such joy, conviction and love that others will be drawn to the sacred mystery of your Church and the powerful grace of the sacraments.
We implore you to make us
ministers of your Word in speech and action, in truth and charity,
in the mystery of Jesus' cross
and the light of his resurrected glory. Amen.
Bishop Donald J. Hying