From Fr. Ron's Desk...

January 23, 2022


Of Mind and Heart

Of Mind and Heart Today the Church celebrates “Word of God” Sunday. Pope Francis desires us to reflect on the importance of the Word of God for our lives as Catholics. He encourages us to take time to read and pray with scripture and open up the treasures it holds. He writes: “Regular reading of sacred Scripture and the celebration of the Eucharist makes it possible to see ourselves as part of one another. As Christians, we are a single people, making our pilgrim way through history, sustained by the Lord, present in our midst, who speaks to us and nourishes us.’


This week, our parish is a part of the “Nine Days for Life” being held to commemorate the anniversary of the legalization of abortion in the United States. These nine days invite us to be a part of a pilgrimage of prayer to protect the dignity of all human life. We had an insert concerning the full schedule in last week’s bulletin. Our night of the Nine Days is this Tuesday, the 25th at 6:30 p.m.. We will be doing Evening Prayer that night. It will be livestreamed to the Diocese. For complete details and access to all materials/resources online visit: Saginaw.org/9daysforlife. Because of this event, we will cancel the 4:30 p.m. mass that day.


We recently received a lot of information on the upcoming listening sessions for the Synod on Synodality. Pope Francis invites us and all the faithful to “journey together” by participating in listening sessions as part of the preparation for the 2023 Synod of Bishops: “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission”. Learn more about the Synod and how you can participate at www.saginaw.org/synod2023. Listening sessions at our parish will be held in February and March in the Social Hall. As more details are confirmed we will share the dates and times with you. I’ve asked Annette Charchan to be our parish contact person on this. We will also be asking parishioners to be small group leaders to help with the discussions and reflections. 
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Peace,

Fr. Ron