YOU’RE INVITED TO JOIN US FOR FAITH, FELLOWSHIP AND FOOD
It’s been a year since our last Fishers of Men’s breakfast, as we met on March 14, 2020. It’s been much too long!
No matter if you were with us when we last gathered, much longer than that, or never – what better time to commit to a band of brothers than this Lenten season.
Joining Fishers of Men “puts us to the test” and is a great way to strengthen our faith, journeying with one another, each of us accountable to the other. Proverbs 27:17 reminds us: “Iron sharpens iron, one man sharpens another.” the discussion can be reflective, challenging, even demonstrative – sometimes all at the same time.
We enjoy what everyone brings to our group. Feel free to invite a friend.
Before I invite you to participate in this year’s Catholic Sharing Appeal, I invite you to join me and your fellow parishioners to make a different commitment or pledge: a pledge to a more prayerful life this year. We can begin simply with the Lord’s Prayer. I also ask that you include
the intentions, known or unknown, of your loved ones, fellow parishioners, neighbors, or those throughout our diocese that desperately need your prayerful support. If we do this together, our impact will be profound.
In addition to your prayers, I invite you to support the Catholic Sharing Appeal. Doing so is a concrete expression of your faith that reveals itself many times over. With your help, we can fulfill our diocesan mission of living, learning and sharing our faith through our worship, service, teaching, preaching, and charity as faithful stewards and disciples of Jesus Christ.
Sincerely yours, in Christ, Most Rev. William A. Wack, CSC Bishop of Pensacola-Tallahassee
The Apostolic Penitentiary of the Vatican, which is the dicastery of the Roman Curia that oversees the practice of Indulgences, has issued a Decree granting different options to gain a Plenary Indulgence for the “Year of St. Joseph” that was proclaimed by Pope Francis on December 8, 2020 – the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. The special Year in honor of the Guardian of the Redeemer will last from December 8, 2020 through December 8, 2021 and has been announced in honor of the 150th Anniversary of Pope Pius IX’s proclamation in 1870 of St. Joseph as the “Patron of the Universal Church” (Quemadmodum Deus).
Speak, Mary, declaringWhat you saw, wayfaring.“The tomb of Christ, who is living,The glory of Jesus’ resurrection;Bright angels attesting,The shroud and napkin resting.Yes, Christ my hope is arisen;to Galilee he goes before you.”Christ indeed from death is risen, our new life obtaining.Have mercy, victor King, ever reigning!
We often struggle to hear the voice of God in such a frantic, noisy world. On this episode of Made For Glory, we reflect on St. Joseph, who gives us a great example of how to listen to God in the midst of this busy world.
Every Christian is challenged, here and now, to be actively engaged in evangelization; indeed, anyone who has truly experienced God’s saving love does not need much time or lengthy training to go out and proclaim that love.
Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.
Saint Catherine of Siena
Thou hast made us for thyself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it finds its rest in thee.
Saint Augustine of Hippo
God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.
C. S. Lewis
Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand. It is the greatest gift anyone can give.