October 1st, 2014 at 2:45pm in the IC/OLPH School Parking Lot
A procession of animals, everything from dogs and cats to hamsters and even horses, will be held in honor of St. Francis. St. Francis, whose feast day is October 4th, loved the larks flying about his hilltop town. He and his early brothers, staying in a small hovel, allowed themselves to be displaced by a donkey. Francis wrote a Canticle of the Creatures, an ode to God’s living things. “All praise to you, Oh Lord, for all these brother and sister creatures.”
Everyone is invited to bring their precious pets of any shape or size to be blessed by Fr. Armando.
Children in Kindergarten through 5th grade, we invite you to be a part of our Religious Education program! Faith is an on-going part of our lives as Catholics. Each Wednesday evening, we learn a key part of our faith through crafts, the Bible, and Liturgy. We participate in a service project, the Mass, exploring the Church, Adoration, and the May Crowing. A post-Sacrament class has been added to be more like youth group! Come play games, read the Bible, and learn about JESUS!
An orientation session will be held for children and their parents at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 7:00 p.m., following the 6:15 p.m. Mass. We will start with a brief orientation, and then the catechists will take the children to the classrooms. Everyone is invited to attend the 6:15 p.m. Mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Help before all sessions on Wednesdays.
Note that the sessions will be held from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. weekly.
Please note: There is a capacity of 25 children per grade level so please sign up by September 19th!
If you have any questions please call Beth in the Religious Education office at 349-7014. Please return all completed forms as soon as possible.
Pope Urges Faithful to Pick Up Their Rosaries
During this month of May dedicated to Mary, Pope Francis has invited the faithful to pick up their rosaries and call upon her in a special way. The Pontiff urged the faithful to invoke Mary's intercession, “so that the Lord may grant mercy and peace to the Church and to all the world," and encouraged them to take special care to pray the rosary during this month of May.
"A Christian who withdraws into himself, hiding all that the Lord has given him, is not a Christian! I would ask the many young people present to be generous with their God-given talents for the good of others, the Church and our world." - Pope Francis
"Difficulties and trials are part of the path that leads to God's glory. Therefore we must not be discouraged! We have the power of the Holy Spirit to overcome these trials!"
- Pope Francis (April 29, 2013)
The Christian proclaims the Gospel with his witness, rather than with words."
-Pope Francis (April 25, 2013)