WALKING WITH GOD
Dear Community of SS. Peter & Paul,
Thanks to all of you who have participated in the “15 Minute Sessions” following the weekend liturgies recently. I appreciate your enthusiasm and interest. From the feedback we have received, these sessions were received well. Logistically, these are designed to be convenient for our wide ranging demographics. As we have indicated there are two more sessions coming in November and December concerning the renewal of the Roman Missal. These sessions, the bulletin inserts, catechesis from my weekly column and your own reading from the sources/links we have mentioned to you should help us be well prepared. Once again those links are:
· The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: www.usccb.org, then go to the tab marked “Roman Missal”; also,
· Our parish web site: www.ssppc.org, then go to the tab marked “Worship”, and finally to “New Mass Texts.”
In the near future, I am going to survey the parish membership concerning two items: Times for the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and suggestions for times and days for Adult Continuing Formation programs. I mention it now just to get the ideas rolling in your minds. This will be a topic for consideration at the next Common Leadership gathering on Sunday, October 9. (Recall that we moved this date because of the observance of Respect Life Sunday on October 2.)
And speaking of Respect For Life, note that the committee originally called the Pro-Life Committee has been renamed as the Respect Life Committee, and will be reorganized in the near future. I’ve already had a few offers of folks to serve on this committee. Once again, note the event known as the Life Chain beginning here at the Cathedral on Respect Life Sunday, October 2 from 2:00-3:00 pm. Mark your calendars. I’d love to see a great turnout from our parish for this event.
Today, Sunday, September 11, we have a wonderful concert scheduled marking the anniversary of 9/11. Join us at 3 pm in the cathedral for this memorial event.
The Cathedral Kitchen is experiencing a great increase in service for those in need. The budgetary strain is more than a little evident. Any monetary contribution would be greatly appreciated, and immediately put to use. At the same time, the Kitchen is experiencing somewhat of a decrease in the volume of food goods from our various sources which are experiencing an increase of need as well. Recall, that we have here “in our backyard” a wonderful opportunity for service in our parish. If you can offer some volunteer service to the wonderful Cathedral Kitchen, please contact Margie Pike through the parish office.
Please note that the Little Sisters of the Poor will be with us making an appeal for our prayers and assistance on the weekend of September 24 - 25. It is a privilege and a blessing for us to welcome the Little Sisters.
Have you prayed the Scriptures lately? Make use of the convenient lectionary citations offered each week in the bulletin. It is a great means of spiritual growth and of being connected to the entire church at prayer and praise.
Sincerely yours in the Lord,