St. Stephen Cathedral Mass
Blessed Sacrament Chapel Mass
Published on September 2nd, 2011
Welcome back, Fr. John Okoro! Fr. John has been assigned to visit us this weekend as part of the mission cooperative plan by which a missionary visits us each year to promote the work of some specific missionary activity or community. Fr. John will seek our support for Catholic education in his home Diocese of Okigwe, Nigeria. I know you will welcome him with open arms; he has been looking forward to his visit.
I am away this weekend, celebrating my nephew’s wedding in Lexington (the third nephew’s wedding of the summer). Fr. Brandon is also presiding at his sister Ashley’s, wedding at Sts. Joseph and Paul on Saturday. Congratulations to the newly-weds!
As you know, we will begin using the revised translation of the Roman Missal on the first Sunday of Advent. However, the U.S. Bishops have given permission for us to begin using some of the sung texts in September. We will be learning the revised texts of the Glory to God, Holy, Holy and Memorial Acclamations during September and start using them in the Mass next month.
On September 20th, Wesleyan Heights United Methodist Church is hosting an ecumenical prayer service with the theme “The Grace that brings us together.” Our choir will be joining the choir of Wesleyan Heights to lead the music for the service. Some of you may recall that the pastor, Rev. Timo Karvonen, preached here last year during the week of prayer for Christian Unity. He has graciously returned the favor, and invited me to give the homily at the 7:00pm service on the 20th. I invite you to participate in this ecumenical endeavor. It will be nice to see some familiar faces in the congregation.
Love, Fr. John