May the grace of God be with you all. I hope you are well and that you are continuing to work towards the construction of the kingdom of God, as we have done until today. We have already started the month of October, a month dedicated to our mother Mary. It is also a month dedicated to praying the rosary, so I invite you to try to pray the rosary with more force this month, although I know that many do. Asking the intercession of the Mother is always important, especially since our parish is consecrated to her maternal protection.
In this month dedicated to the Virgin Mary, I have decided to re-consecrate our parish to her maternal care. Therefore, this year we will once again carry out the procession of light by walking through a few streets of our neighborhood and then at Holy Mass we will do it by reciting the prayer that she asked for in Fatima, Portugal. I invite you all to participate in this beautiful procession. We will carry out the procession on October 16th at 4:30pm; we will only have a solemn bilingual mass at 6:30 pm, we will not have a 5:00pm mass. I invite you to participate in this feast of faith and hope.
Also, I invite all those who have pets to participate in the blessing of the animals that we will have on October 4th at the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi. Our pets accompany us each day and it is a nice gesture to bring them to receive a special blessing and for you to thank God for their company. The blessing will be from 4 to 6pm outside the parish building.
A few days ago we discovered that someone has planted several new plants on the sides of the church. I do not want to hurt anyone’s feelings, but I would like you to at least inform me that you are going to do it and for me to at least thank you. Unfortunately, some of those plants we will have to remove and perhaps plant in another place, because aesthetically they are not good there. I truly apologize, I know that the person that worked on the plants did it with a lot of love, but next time please let us know to coordinate with you.
Finally, I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for the financial help that you provide to keep our parish alive. Without your financial contribution we could not move forward. Many families have not stopped sending their weekly contribution despite the fact that we are living through this situation. God bless you for your support. I am very happy because in recent weekends I have seen a lot of new faces; that means that our house is gradually returning to have all its children around the heavenly table. Welcome back to those who have begun to participate in person.
I hope you all have a blessed weekend. I have you in my daily prayers and know that I am very happy to be your spiritual guide.
In Jesus and Mary.