One year ago today, February 28, 2013, now Pope-emeritus Benedict XXIII boarded a helicopter and literally flew into the sunset on his way to Castel Gandalfo to begin his new life after resigning the Chair of Saint Peter, the first Pope to do so in almost 600 years.
In a recent letter to a friend he wrote: He is “grateful to be bound by a great identity of views and a heartfelt friendship with Pope Francis”, and sees his “last and final job to support his pontificate with prayer.” (See full story)
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, continue to pray for Benedict as he serves the Church in prayer and for the continued blessing of Pope Francis XVI's leadership of all Catholics around the World. May God continue to Bless both men and their mission.
Septuagesima (70th) Sunday
February 16, 2014, in the traditional Roman calendar, is Septuagesima (70th) Sunday. It is now 7 weeks before Easter, or 2 weeks before Lent. Are you making your plans?
Click here to a read a short blog item by Fr Z on the subject.
Have you heard of burying the Alleluia. At 1st Vespers on Septuagesima Sunday afternoon/evening the Alleluia is heard for the last time until the Easter resurrection. A quote from Fr Z's blog: "To inspire a good start of Pre-Lent, here are The Monks at Le Barroux singing their last Alleluia at the end of 1st Vespers."
Lent is coming. What will you do?
January marks the start of the second decade on the air for KCDM Radio. Our Revitalization Campaign has taken a tremendous amount of time and energy and our efforts are paying off. Thanks to your financial support and prayers, we are close to our goal, but we still need everyone's help.
If you were on vacation or out of town the weekend of August 10, when we made our presentations during that weekend's masses, please read through the Presentation and have a look at our plan. Anyone who didn't make a pledge is urged to look over your budget, spend some time in quiet prayer and give what you can. Any amount, no matter how small will go a long way as we near our goal.
CAFE Topics Audio
Local people tell the stories of their ongoing faith journey
The CAFE covers topics from 'Wrapping Up the Year of Faith' to Diversity, and the Faith Journey of several local parishoners. The audios are around 45 minutes, give or take, including questions from the C.A.F.E. (Catholic Adult Fellowship Evening) audience. May God Bless all who offered their personal stories and shared other facets of our faith. May they continue to model our Faith for the world. Haven't been to the CAFE? C'mon. You're missing fun, food and friends. It really is a good time.