July 9, 2017
The Most Precious Blood – Price of Our Salvation
The month of July in Catholic devotion is the month of the Most Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
The Most Precious Blood is the price of our salvation. We may truly say that without Our Lord’s Most Precious Blood we would not be here today.
I am sure that we have all had experiences in life of how things have profoundly influenced our whole future. We would never be in our present situation in life had some event not occurred, like the encouragement of a teacher to attend a specific school or going to a social event where we met our future spouse.
Just as we may say that these events are the cause of many other things in life, so we may say that without Our Lord’s Precious Blood, shed upon the Cross for us, we would have no hope of the forgiveness of our sins and the hope of going to heaven. Our Lord’s Most Precious Blood washes us clean in the Sacrament of Penance. Certainly no Catholic will let a single month pass without going to confession.
Blessed Be His Most Precious Blood!
SAVE THE DATES: It is never too early to begin to save the dates especially in parish life. In addition to the Centerstage dates mentioned in the bulletin, please remember our Parish Picnic which will be on Saturday Evening September 9th. Please remember that the Saturday Evening Mass for that Saturday only will be at 4.00PM, not at 5.00PM. I am grateful that Mrs. Louise Shannon and Mrs. Adriana Milana will be the co-chairs of the picnic this year. Since my arrival in June 2013, I am grateful to Mr. James Black who served as chair in 2013 and Mr. Jesse Cromer who served as chair in 2014 and 2015.
Our Gala Casino Night will be at the Milleridge Inn on Thursday, October 26th. This is always a fun filled event and a major fund raiser for our parish. The theme for this year’s Gala Casino night will be the official welcome of Deacon Raymond P. D’Alessio to St. Paul’s. I am grateful to Marco Posillico of M&M Entertainment, and a longtime friend, who will provide the casino games once again.
Our annual Golf and Tennis Outing and Awards Dinner will be on Monday, May 7, 2018. I am grateful to all our parishioners who make these wondrous events possible.
PRAYER REQUESTS: Please remember that we have a book of intentions in the narthex (vestibule) of the Church for you to write your prayer petitions. There is also one in the Daily Mass Chapel. Please write your intentions and they will be remembered at Holy Mass and by our prayer Group.
Some quotes for us to meditate upon:
St. Philip Neri: One of the best ways of obtaining humility is sincere and frequent confession.
St. Josémaria Escrivá: It is not that the Mass is long; it is that your love for God is short.
Pope Francis: One who approaches Jesus without Mary does so as an orphan.
In Jesus and Mary,
Monsignor James F. Pereda