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Letters from a Pastor to His People August 23, 2020
I love Saint Peter. He has to be my favorite saint. I know I joke with the daily Mass crowd often in my homilies about how I have hundreds of favorite saints how my top five list of saints contains about 50. But this I really mean, and I really mean that. Beside the Blessed Mother, Saint Peter is my favorite. The kids in school often ask me who my favorite saint is, and my response is always Peter.
The first reading, taken from Isaiah, gives a detailed description of the investiture of a royal court official. The robe, the sash, and the keys are insignia of this office. The Lord God, through Isaiah, tells Shebna who supports Israels military alliance with one pagan nation (Egypt) against another (Assyria) that the keys of authority will be taken away from him, the unfaithful, proud master of the royal palace.
O Mary Immaculate Queen, look down upon this distressed and suffering world. Thou knowest our misery and our weakness. O Thou who art our Mother, saving us in the hour of peril, have compassion on us in these days of great and heavy trial.
Jesus has confided to thee the treasure of His Grace, and through Thee He wills to grant us pardon and mercy. In these hours of anguish, therefore, thy children come to Thee as their hope.
We recognize thy Queenship and ardently desire thy triumph. We need a Mother and a Mothers Heart. Thou art for us the luminous dawn which dissipates our darkness and points out the way to life. In thy clemency obtain for us the courage and the confidence of which we have such need.
Most Holy and Adorable Trinity, Thou Who didst crown with glory in Heaven the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Savior, grant that all her children on earth may acknowledge her as their Sovereign Queen, that all hearts, homes, and nations may recognize her rights as Mother and as Queen. Amen.
MARY IMMACULATE QUEEN
Triumph and Reign!
The Story of the Queenship of Mary
Pope Pius XII established this feast in 1954. But Marys queenship has roots in Scripture. At the Annunciation, Gabriel announced that Marys Son would receive the throne of David and rule forever. At the Visitation, Elizabeth calls Mary mother of my Lord. As in all the mysteries of Marys life, she is closely associated with Jesus Her queenship is a share in Jesus kingship. We can also recall that in the Old Testament the mother of the king has great influence in court.
Standing on the sidelines of a high school football game recently had me thinking about the water boy. This position is often seen as lesser member of the team, perhaps even viewed derogatorily. But to Jesus it is a noble position in the Catholic Church, and one to which we are all ultimately called.
Vicariate II unites in prayer on Zoom several times a week. Join us if you would like to pray with neighbors from the Vicariate who share a common interest or concern. Prayer inspires us and strengthens us in the struggle to be faithful disciples. These sessions last 2030 minutes.
Prayer for healing of the social fabric of our country and of the world every Tuesday at 700 p.m. For invitation contact Sara Pekar firstname.lastname@example.org
Prayer for healing of the Church in the wake of the clergy abuse scandal every Wednesday at 600 p.m. For invitation please contact Judy Keefe email@example.com
Prayer group for men, married or single, 2545 y/o. Every Thursday @ 630 a.m. For invitation please contact Fr. James firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pray the Rosary at Saint Juliana
All are welcome to join us in praying the Rosary at Saint Juliana in the church, Monday through Saturday at 800am. We hope to see you there! No preregistration required, but you will be asked to sign up at the door. Please remember to bring your mask and obey all social distancing guidelines.
Online Book Clubs and Prayer Groups
Parishes and groups across the archdiocese are providing incredible digital and virtual resources for their communities. These resources are open and available to anyone.
CHIBRO is hosted by Father James and NEWLY ORDAINED Father Hank. The podcast intends to show a peek behind the curtain of rectory life while providing an informal commentary on faith life under our current uncertain circumstances.
THE NEW CHI BRO PODCASTS WILL BE POSTED ON THURSDAYS