St. Stephen Cathedral Mass
Blessed Sacrament Chapel Mass
Published on October 5th, 2012
As you know, October is Respect Life Month. Cardinal DiNardo, the pro-life chairman for the American bishops, has called on all Catholics to “renew their personal commitment to defend all human life, particularly the most vulnerable members of the human family.” The theme for this year’s observance is “Faith opens our eyes to human life in all its grandeur and beauty.” As mentioned last week-end, today (Sunday) is our annual Life-Chain event. I ask that you join fellow parishioners and other pro-life citizens in this prayerful witness to the dignity of human life. Many of our parishioners will meet at the corner of Parish and Frederica streets where signs will be available at Tapscott corner. The event is from 2:30-3:30pm.
Unfortunately, I will not gather with you on Sunday afternoon because I am in Chicago attending the annual convention of the Canon Law Society of America. Our focus this year is on the parish, parish life and leadership. Most of the canonists from the diocese will be in attendance. I welcome and thank Fr. Phil Riney, who will be here to preside at several Masses this weekend. I will be home on Friday.
The eagle has landed! Well, it hasn’t exactly landed, but it has flown the nest. We received word last week that two containers had left the Granda factory and had been taken to the port of Valencia. It will take several weeks for the materials to arrive in Owensboro – undoubtedly more time than any of us will like. I was also informed that some items will be flown to the States. November 18th is a little more than a month away.
Joe Beard, our parish custodian, will soon be retiring. I will have more to say about Joe at a later date, but I do want to acknowledge his good work for us these many years. Note the ad elsewhere in the bulletin regarding the search for his successor.
Love, Fr. John