VETERANS DAY – 11/11
This Sunday millions of people globally will jointly commemorate the 100th anniversary of the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front between German Forces and the Allies of WWI. An armistice was signed on November 11, 1918, to close the “war to end all wars.” Our nation has set this day aside now to honor and thank all Veterans who have served our country. Some of us older folk may recall a time when the entire nation stopped at precisely 11:00 am on November 11 and observed a moment of silent prayer that we would “study war no more.”
- In Flanders Fields came to symbolize the sacrifices of all who were fighting in the First World War. Today, the poem continues to be a part of Remembrance Day ceremonies in Canada and other countries throughout the world. The Poppy remains our nation’s symbol of WWI.
- Pope Francis Monthly Prayer Intention for November 2018 -“In the Service of Peace”
- “Let us pray together that the language of love and dialogue may always prevail over the language of conflict.”
- Vatican Accepts Resignation of Cardinal Monsengwo – Archbishop of Kinshasa – Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Seven Egyptian Coptic Christians Killed in Deadly Islamic State Ambush
- Pope Francis Mourns Victims of Attack on Coptic Christians in Egypt– “I pray for the victims, pilgrims killed just because they are Christians, and I ask Holy Mary to console their families and the whole community.”
Coptic Orthodox Cathedral – Cairo, Egypt
- Shooting Horror Strikes So. California – 13 Confirmed Dead
- “Let us pray hard for all the families, for those who were murdered and those who were injured, and in a special way for the heroic officer, Sgt. Ron Helus, who lost his life defending people in the attack.” – Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez
- Sad, tired and angry: A prayer in the face of gun violence – Fr. James Martin, S.J.
- At Request of the Late Bishop Joseph Cistone, Saginaw Catholics Adore the Eucharist
- Event was the last one approved by Bishop prior to his passing.
- U. S. Bishops to Consider Endorsing Sainthood Cause of Sister Thea Bowman
- Franciscan Sister transcended racism to leave a lasting mark on U. S. Catholic life.
- Landscape Has Changed For People With Disabilities Since 1978 –
- U. S. Bishops Pastoral Statement observes 40th anniversary.
- Federal Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Keeping DACA in Place – Opens Door for a Supreme Court Ruling
- Free Webinar – Communications and Technology –
- We live in the communication age, daily bombarded with messages and marketing around the clock. How can the Church have a powerful voice in the midst of the noise?
- Well, we’re fresh out of “how to’s” this week – But as our faith moves forward with the healing process following months of news and more news about the clergy sexual abuse scandal, Mgsr. Pope from the Archdiocese of Washington, D. C. recently shared this reflection:
- 3 Ways to Rebuild Trust Msgr. Pope suggests Priests strive for the 3 c’s – conversion, commitment, clarity.
As we close out the week, we leave you with our usual request:
Send us your comments, suggestions – Thanksgiving is right around the corner – now would be a great time to share your favorite pie recipe or the best use for leftover cranberry sauce. May God bless each of you and keep you out of harm’s way.