A Prayer for our Troops

Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as they protect us. Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for us in our time of need. We ask this in the name of Jesus, our Lord and Savior.

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Please Pray for these men and women in the service of our country:

C. Master Sgt. Matthew Rossoni, Army Commander Michael Quigley, US Navy Capt. John DePree, US Navy Kyle McGill, US Army Infantry
Kristin Chapman, USAF Tiffany Garcia Buethe Nick Kennedy, USN Sean Eastis, USMC
James Chapman Sarah Manley, USAF Seamus Weston Andy Harrison, USAF
Alicia Delahunty Tyra Weldon Nickolaus Swanson Robert A. Wharton
SSG Trevor Oxman Master Sgt. Ray Olmos Jr. Brian Tucker Roy Walters

Amen.

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Prayer List....

Jamey Gregoire, Jonathan & Eskyler Joan Ann Coule
Sylvia Jenson Chuck Rosencrantz
Jim Mathews Tressa Rosencrantz
Patty Summers Gerardo Rodriguez-Coronado
Lou Bonneville Susan Ruth Reuter
Sarah Bryan Joanna Woody Jones
John McAvoy Barbara J. Furgason
Robert & Cathy Neptune Marlene Marcocchi
Joe Bonchonsky Taylor Cardoza
Charles Ely Ken Marzocchi
Joe Spini Sue Ackerman
Kitty Lyons Pauline Helweg
Ed Flynn Carol Neely
Steve Smith Tom Kraemer
  Elizabeth Carter

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Fasting During Lent

        On Fridays during Lent, we fast according to our means. For most people, that means refraining from meat. But we should do more than that if we want to supercharge our spiritual growth. The purpose of fasting is to release anything that has control over us. When we choose something to give up, then we should choose what is difficult to sacrifice, not what is easy. Whatever we sacrifice, it should come at a cost to us. Only by practicing the release of things that control us can we free ourselves to serve God.

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Point in Time Homeless Survey

        The 2018 Point In Time survey is officially over. Collectively, we identified 144 individuals experiencing homelessness as defined by HUD–an additional 10% who did not participate but are believed to be homeless. Thus our total count is 158. Truly a phenomenal effort by everyone resulted in obtaining an estimated number of homeless in our community and the beginning of a trustful relationship with those experiencing homelessness. I’m proud to report that the vast majority of volunteers were from the Catholic Church.
         Thank you for your participation in this important survey.
         Ed Pecis

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