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Pastor’s Perspective

Published on July 22nd, 2011

Dear Parishioners,

Our Cathedral Restoration and Renewal efforts continue – though never as rapidly as I would wish.  Even so, we have tentatively scheduled a meeting with representatives from Granda Liturgical Arts on August 4th to finalize details of the contract with them for the fabrication of the materials for the Church.  Once we sign that contract, they assure us that everything will be completed and installed within thirteen months.

This week has been designated Natural Family Planning Awareness Week by the Church in the United States.  The theme is “God’s love, our love, God’s family.”  I know this is not subject that is extremely popular with many people, but those who practice NFP have found it to be a blessing to their marriage.  I recommend an article in the next issue of the Western Kentucky Catholic written by Patti Gutierrez, and if you would like more information, you may call the Diocesan Family Life Office at 683-1545 or check out the diocesan website www.rcdok.org/nfp.  You may also contact our own parishioner, Suzanne Padgett, who is a trained instructor in Creighton Model FertilityCare System of NFP.

Another word about the new translation of the Roman Missal that we will begin using in November.  There will be a slight change in the Sanctus (“Holy, Holy”).  We now proclaim “Holy, holy, holy Lord God of power and might,” but the new translation will be “Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hosts.”  The word “hosts” here refers to the heavenly army of angels and more clearly echoes the biblical language of the angels seen in the vision of the prophet Isaiah (6:3).  This is yet another example of how the new translation will make a more obvious connection between the Scripture and our prayer and worship.

Have a good week.

Love, Fr. John

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