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Special Mass On January 22 For The End Of Abortion

Just as bad as the killing of Catholics in the Holy Land, Africa and Asia, is the killing of unborn children in the U.S.!  Still a million babies in the U.S. every year are butchered to death in their mother’s womb!

As much as we decry the killing in the world today, let us also denounce the slaughter of innocent children.  As much as we pray for peace and deliverance from violence, so let us pray for an end to abortion and infanticide.  Please join us for a special bilingual Mass on January 22 at 7:00 PM to pray for the end of abortion.

Important Meeting January 27 7:00 PM

We are all sad to lose Father Fanelli to retirement the end of next June.  Even so, the Archdiocese is pushing us to consider what kind of qualities we would like in new pastor here at St. Thomas More.  Bishop Wypych will be here on January 27 to discuss these attributes with parishioners at 7:00 PM in Donlan hall.  All parishioners and others are welcome to speak on this issue.

Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes February 11

The feast of Our Lady of Lourdes occasions prayers and Anointing of the Sick at the 6:30 a.m. and Noon Masses here on February 11.  Truly a fitting way to honor Our Lady of Lourdes who has healed so many at her shrine in France.  God wants us to be peaceful, no matter what pains we may have to suffer; the anointing brings the peace of God to the sick!

Dr. Scott Hahn Talk Cancelled

Dr. Scott Hahn was scheduled to speak at our church on Sunday February 15 but the engagement has been canceled due to an unexpected surgery he is to undergo.  Please join us in praying for his recovery during this challenging time for him and his family. We hope to be able to reschedule his visit to a later date.

Lent Begins on February 18, Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent.  It is a day of fast and abstinence; that is no eating between meals and no meat on this day.  The Church invites us to a 40 day retreat; You do not have to go to retreat house; eat strange foods or hear a preacher.  But you do have to make sacrifices of your own choosing to gain the spiritual knowledge of yourself in order to be more useful to God’s plan.

           Lent with its focus on Christ’s suffering is a perfect time to learn to meditate.