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The intentions of Pope Francis for the month of August:

  • Universal: That the mentally disabled may receive the love and help they need for a dignified life.
  • For Evangelization: That Christians, inspired by the Word of God, may serve the poor and suffering.

Dear Parishioners of OLM & OLS:

Happy Anniversary to all! Our Jubilee has begun! 150 Years of Ministry to the People of God is a marvelous accomplishment to celebrate!

In the name of your linked parishes of Our Lady Sorrows and Our Lady of Mercy, I wish to express our deepest appreciation to Co Adjutor Archbishop Hebda for joining us last night as our Presider and Homilist at our Opening Eucharistic Celebration of our Jubilee Experience. I also express my gratitude to all you gave of their Time and Talent to make last night’s celebration so memorable.

Last night’s Mass and Celebration is but the first of many opportunities for you to celebrate our ongoing participation in the task of evangelization.

In his letter “The Joy of the Gospel” Pope Francis teaches us about EVANGELIZATION – sharing he Good News of Jesus Christ with EVERYONE.

The Pope instructs us: “The joy of evangelizing always arises from grateful remembrance: it is a grace which we constantly need to implore. The apostles never forgot the moment when Jesus touched their hearts: “It was about four o’clock in the afternoon.”

Let us, therefore, join the apostles in remembering how Jesus touched our hearts in the histories of our linked parishes. Let us allow the process of remembering to reinvigorate us with the power and grace of the Holy Spirit.

May this reinvigoration impel us to embrace the challenges of continuing the process of sharing the Good News of Salvation today, and tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow!

My love and my prayers,

Father Jack