St. Thomas More Parish in Paradise, CA was in the direct line of the fire. Reports indicate that all parishioners have evacuated the area, though many have lost their homes. The Sacramento Diocese has confirmed that St. Thomas More Church and school buildings have survived the fire. The new rectory, old rectory, and parish hall were destroyed. Statement from their Bishop and how to help: www.scd.org/news Please continue to pray as the long term effects of this disaster continue to unfold.
We still have to one Angel Tree filled with angels — most of those that remain are gifts for children. The remaining tree is in the Parish Hall ... just stop by anytime, select an Angel (or two), record it on the sign up sheet, go shopping and return by the 25th. Angels will also be available at the Christmas Bazaar this weekend — you can even shop for the gift at the bazaar. Thank you for your continued generosity and willingness to always help those in need.
Good advice from our preschoolers for any time, any day ... for any person and any age. “When we pray together, God is always with us. When we pray together, God is always there. Fold your hands and say a prayer.” Great job girls and boys (and teachers, too!) 🙏🏼🙏🏼
🎁🎁 Two things to look forward to this weekend: 🎄🎄THE CHRISTMAS BAZAAR and ☀️☀️SUNNY SKIES! The Annual St. Mark Christmas Bazaar is this Saturday, November 17. Doors open at 8:30 am.
Don’t worry, be heavenly. 😊 Being stressed out is not a fun way to live —it can strip us of our joy if we’re not careful. Remember, Christ calls us to live “life to the fullest,” with Him at the center — not stress. So if you feel overworked and overburdened, here’s what to do about it: Care for the Vessel Restore Thy Soul Live for More Put God First Read the entire article from LIFE TEEN: lifeteen.com/blog/dealing-stress-matters/
Saints of St. Mark... if you go to Adoration this saint will greet you on the way into the chapel: St. Frances Xavier Cabrini If you don’t know anything about St. Cabrini, she was the first citizen of the United States to be canonized by the Catholic Church! On March 31, 1889, Frances arrived in New York City along with six other sisters. Right from the beginning she encountered many disappointments and hardships. The house originally attended for her new orphanage was no longer available, but Frances did not gve up, even though the archbishop insisted she return to Italy. After she refused, Archbishop Michael Corrigan found them housing with the convent of the Sisters of Charity. Frances then received permission to found an orphanage in what is now West Park, New York and now known as Saint Cabrini Home. Filled with a deep trust in God and endowed with a wonderful administrative ability, Frances founded 67 institutions, including orphanages, schools, and hospitals, within 35 years dedicated to caring for the poor, uneducated, sick, abandoned, and especially for the Italian immigrants. Her institutions were spread out in places all over the United States, including New York, Colorado, and Illinois. Frances was known for being as resourceful as she was prayerful. She was always able to find people to donate their money, time, and support for her institutions. In 1909, Frances became a naturalized citizen of the United States. Eight years later, on December 22, 1917, Frances passed at the age of 67, due to complications from dysentery at the Columbus Hospital, one of her own hospitals, in Chicago, Illinois. St. Cabrini pray for us! #catholic #romancatholic #catholicchurch #catholicism #catholicisme #catholicfaith #holyspirit #holymass #eucharist #liturgy #feastday #knightsofcolumbus #catholicteens
if you had a bad day... Remind me of Your love, Lord, especially when I feel miserable or sick. Let my feelings never deter me from coming to You and seeking to do Your will. Help me to always follow Your paths, even when it's most difficult, knowing that You have something greater in store for me at the other end. Amen
Tomorrow morning, the Respect Life Ministry is offering a special presentation by Dr. Michael Parker. This talk isn’t for everyone, but if you have questions or concerns about contraception or natural family planning, we will begin at 10 am in the Kerin Family Center. (A talk for medical professionals and clergy will be at 6 pm.)