JMJ My Dearest Parish Family, God be with us always If you have been coming to Mass here you must have noticed the “changes,” well to my mind adjustments, that we have been adopting in our liturgical celebrations. It is my sincere hope that all these have been beneficial to your prayer life and encounter with the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. Last Sunday, you may have noticed again one symbolic gesture we have put in place.
Bishop Richard E. Pates, USCCB chairman of the Committee of International Justice and Peace has asked the U.S. bishops to invite the people of their dioceses to pray for peace in Iraq on Sunday, August 17. This prayer was written by the Chaldean Catholic Patriarch of Iraq, His Beatitude Louis Rafael Sako. Please join the US Bishops in prayer for Iraqi Christians.
Señor, Los conflictos en nuestro país son profundos y el sufrimiento de los cristianos es severo y atemorizante.
My name is Joanne Lambert. I am happy to be here at Santiago de Compostela. Most of you already know me in some capacity at Santiago. Twenty-five years ago I began serving this parish by volunteering in preschool and grade school religious education programs and developing the good grief group for parishioners in mourning over the loss of a loved one. Twenty one years ago I became the parish Youth Ministry, Confirmation Coordinator.