The month of October is a special month for me because it brings many celebrations, but more than anything because it is a month dedicated to the Virgin Mary and she, as a good mother who always protects us. As in the previous letter, I invite you to pray the Holy Rosary every day, asking for peace, unity and above all for life. Remember the challenge that I have given you, to pray the Holy Rosary every day for a special intention each day.
This entire month is dedicated to praying for the end of abortion, and to pray for the defense of life, it is sad to see how many people take abortion as if it were something normal, as if killing a baby meant nothing, it is something outrageous; however, we can still ask for God’s mercy for all these people, this month let us pray tirelessly for abortion doctors and for the institutions that profit from the destruction of the life of the unborn. Also, let’s pray for all these poor women who are not aware of the extremity of the situation and they allow this to happen. As a parish we will dedicate this month to pray every day for these intentions, at the same time, I invite us all to demonstrate in favor of life by placing a pro-life flag on our doors, the weekend of October 22nd and 23rd we will have members of the pro-life committee of our parish encouraging the purchase of a flag; you can also order one by visiting www.prolifeflag.com. Let’s say yes to life and no to abortion.
I would also like to remind you that on October 15th, we will celebrate our Lady of Fatima with a beautiful procession, and we will consecrate ourselves to her maternal care. It is a special occasion to unite more as a parish and publicly express our devotion to our Mother with the prayer of Holy Rosary. Prepare that day to honor Mary and please bring a candle to accompany our Lady of Fatima.
As I mentioned in the previous letter about the new offering program, “Amen Generosity”. This program will begin next week, some of our brothers from the pastoral and finance council will explain more about this new initiative that will help increase the weekly offertory; as a parish we need to move the pastoral programs and face the challenges that this time proposes to us. After the pandemic we have been weakened in many areas and we have to rise again and be more generous in response to so many gifts that the Lord has given us.
Finally, Father Berghout and I would like to thank you for your prayers, especially for the spiritual bouquet you gave us on Priesthood Sunday, your rosaries and Eucharists help us to continue in our priestly ministry. Remember each priest is owed to his people and his spiritual family, that is the parish.
May God bless you all. I have you in my prayers.