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    The saints are members of the Church who are with Christ in heaven praying for those in the Church who are still on their pilgrimage of faith. The saints in this year’s edition of 52 Sundays all share one thing in common: they are martyrs of the Church.  Saints help us see how our ordinary lives can be lived out in extraordinary ways.

    Stanley Rother, U.S. Priest Killed in '81 in Guatemala, Is Declared a  Martyr - The New York Times



    Bl. James Alberione (Feast Day November 26)

    April 4, 1884-November 26, 1971

    James grew up on a farm in northern Italy. He knew from a very young age that he wanted to be a priest. While in seminary, he would pray before the Blessed Sacrament and could feel Jesus’ deep desire to draw others close to him. After he was ordained in 1907, Fr. Alberione was asked by his bishop to manage the diocesan newspaper. Inspired by his experiences before the Blessed Sacrament, he knew the Church needed to use the newspaper, and every other form of modern media as means of proclaiming the Gospel.

    In 1914, Fr. Alberione founded the Society of St. Paul. The following year, he founded the Daughters of St. Paul. The Paulines’ mission is to use modern media in the service of evangelization. Today the Paulines produce books, magazines, radio programs, CDs,television programs, and content on the internet in 40 different countries around the world.

    •Blessed James Alberione knew thatevery form of communication could be used to evangelize.  What are some popular Catholic media outlets today? What are some that are aimed at kids and youth?



    Spicy Pollo Pumpkin Pasta

    Fr. Leo Patalinghug is a priest and an award-winning chef, radio,andTV host. He uses his priestly vocation to proclaim the Gospel and strengthen family life through his cooking ministry. Try one of his recipes on this Priesthood Sunday.

    1 box rigatoni pasta

    1.5 poundschicken tenders

    1 tsp olive oil

    2 cloves garlic

    ½ cup white onion

    1-2 tsp red pepper flakes

    ½ cup brandy

    1 can pumpkin pie filling

    1 tsp ground sage

    1 cup milk

    2 Tbsp Parmesan cheese

    4 cups fresh baby spinach leaves

    2 tsp salt

    1-2 tsp black pepper 

    Heat olive oil and sauté garlic, onions, and red pepper flakes.Cut chicken into 1⁄4-inch-thick pieces and season with salt, pepper flakes and sage.Add chicken to pan and cook for 1-2 minutes.Add brandy and flambé. Add pie mixture, milk, and Parmesan cheese, and mix.Add pasta, incorporating 2-4 Tbspof the heated starchy water.Add fresh baby spinach leaves and incorporate all the ingredients in the pan.To serve, you could add a few more fresh spinach leaves around the pasta, with a light drizzle of oil, and then top with a light dusting of Parmesan cheese.



  • Family Fun and Prayer 

    Create a Chalice

    Do this activity in honor of Priesthood Sunday!

    Display a special chalice inyour home to remind you to pray for vocationsto the priesthood. Here are some ways to create a chalice:

    •Buy a chalice-shaped ceramiccup and paint it.

    •Cut a chalice shape out of cardboard to paint or color.

    •Cut chalice shapes out of construction paper. Have each family member color or decorate one.

    Then paste them on a poster board or cardboard box so that each side displays one or more chalices 

    Place it on a shelf or in your family prayer space so that you can see it.


    Prayer for Priests

    Blessed James Alberione knew from an early age that he was called to be a priest. Today, we pray for those who serve as priests and those who are called to the priesthood.

    Gracious and loving God, we thank you for the gift of our priests.Through them, we experience your presence in the sacraments.

    Help our priests to be strong in their vocation.Set their souls on fire with love for your people.

    Grant them the wisdom, understanding, and strength they need to follow in the footsteps of Jesus.Inspire them with the vision of your Kingdom.

    Give them the words they need to spread the Gospel.Allowthem to experience joy in their ministry.

    Help them to become instruments of your divine grace.

    Bless those who are discerning a call to the priesthood.Give them models to turn to and guide their steps.

    We ask this through Jesus Christ, who lives andreigns as our Eternal Priest.


    (Adapted from https://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/prayers-and-devotions/prayers/prayer-for-priests)


    Loving God, we pray for those who have been affected by recent disasters especially the hurricane that ravaged part of Southwest Florida. We also pray for all those around the world who suffer from floods, droughts and disasters. Break open our hearts to allow the pain and suffering of our brothers and sisters to move us to bold, prophetic action so that all victims will know of your great love, mercy and compassion.



    After prayerful consideration, the following is the plan for this week.

    As of now, we will still have our regular weekend Mass schedule: Saturday 4 & 6 PM, Sunday 8, 9:30, 11 and 12:30
    • AOH Breakfast is postponed to October 9.
    • Faith Formation and Baptism classes are cancelled for this Sunday, October 2

    Después de una consideración en oración, el siguiente es el plan para esta semana.

    A partir de ahora, seguiremos teniendo nuestro horario regular de misas de fin de semana: sábado 4 y 6 p. m., domingo 8, 9:30, 11 y 12:30
    • AOH Desayuno se pospone para el 9 de octubre.
    • Las clases de Formación de Fe (Catecismo) y Bautismo se cancelan para este domingo 2 de octubre.
  • Hurricane Season

    Hurricane season begins today, June 1st and continues through November 30th. Are you ready? NOW is the time to prepare. O Virgin Mary, Star of the Sea, pray for us!
    Some local, state, and federal resources may be found at the following link: https://www.dosp.org/insurance/hurricane-season/

    Prayer for Protection during Hurricane Season

    O God, Master of this passing world,
    hear the humble voices of your children.
    The Sea of Galilee obeyed Your order and returned to its former quietude.
    You are still the Master of land and sea.
    We live in the shadow of a danger over which we have no control;
    the Gulf, like a provoked and angry giant,
    can awake from its seeming lethargy,
    overstep its conventional boundaries, invade our land,
    and spread chaos and disaster.
    During this hurricane season we turn to You, O loving Father.
    Spare us from past tragedies whose memories are still so vivid
    and whose wounds seem to refuse to heal with passing of time.
    O Virgin, Star of the Sea, Our beloved Mother,
    we ask you to plead with your Son on our behalf,
    so that spared from the calamities common to this area
    and animated with a true spirit of gratitude, we will walk in the footsteps of your Divine Son
    to reach the heavenly Jerusalem, where a stormless eternity awaits us. Amen.

    [Composed by Most Rev. Maurice Schexnayder (1895-1981),Second Bishop of Lafayette (1956-1973), following Hurricane Audrey in 1957]

  • Liturgy Link

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    September 25, 2022

    The chalice is a cup that the priest uses at Mass to consecrate the wineand turn it into the Blood of Christ. Describe the chalice that is used at your church. Why is it so special?

    Unleashing the Gospel in your Family

    Write a note of encouragement to your parish priest or to a priest who has inspired you. Pray also for those discerning the priesthood.


    •Why do you think the rich man ignored the poor man in today’s Gospel story?

    •What lesson is Jesus trying to teach us with this story?

    •What is it like to help someone in need?

    Fun Facts! 

    In the US, priests must have a four-year university degree in philosophy plus an additional four to five years of graduate-level seminary formation in theology. During this period, they also serve at parishes to get practical experience.

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