June 21-22, 2014

Next Sunday we celebrate Saints Peter and Paul, a day fixed to June 29th. When June 29th falls on Sunday, it replaces the normal Sunday of Ordinary Time. The recent canonizations of John XXIII and John Paul II come to mind as we celebrate the feast of the first pope St. Peter and fellow missionary/martyr, St. Paul. Both fearlessly preached faith in Jesus and ended their lives as martyrs. Both were equipped by the Holy Spirit to be leaders of the first generation of disciples.

Thanks to the kindness of a parishioner, you will find in the pews commemorative holy cards for John XXIII and John Paul II. Please take one. And continue to pray for our current Pope Francis.

Friar Eric Sequin will be joining us for the weekend liturgies next week. He will be at all the masses to meet you. Friar Eric begins a year of residence with us to experience life and ministry in a regular friary setting. And finally, Fr. Jeremy's retreat is actually this week, not last week as I mentioned in the previous bulletin. Mea culpa...