The Fortnight for Freedom, June 21 to July 4, 2017, with the theme Freedom for Mission, is a call to 14 days of prayer, education and action for religious freedom in the United States and abroad. During this two-week period, our liturgical calendar celebrates several great martyrs who remained faithful in the face of persecution by political power, including St. Thomas More, St. John Fisher, St. John the Baptist, SS. Peter and Paul and the first Martyrs of the Church of Rome.
Saturday, May 27, 2017 is the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan on the Islamic calendar. Observant Muslims fast, eating no food or liquids, from sunup to sundown daily. Like Lent, it is a special time of prayer and charity. Let us keep our Islamic brothers and sisters in our prayers.
Please keep our high school students from St. Patrick, St. Malachi and St. Wendelin in your prayers as they will be on retreat and doing service projects in our neighborhood over the Palm Sunday weekend.
Please pay for our St. Malachi First Communion and Confirmation candidates who are coming to the end of their preparation. Our Confirmation candidates will be confirmed in April at St. Wendelin and our First Communion candidates will receive First communion at St. Malachi in May.
Also, keep our high school students from St. Patrick, St. Malachi and St. Wendelin in your prayers as they will be on retreat and doing service projects in our neighborhood over the Palm Sunday weekend. In addition, we also have several couples preparing for marriage this year. Please keep them in your prayers as well.
Please join us on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 7:00 PM in church for Prayer for Wisdom & Hope. Our prayer is to petition God for hope and wisdom during these challenging times. Join us and bring your friends.
January 1st, 2017, New Year’s Day is the Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God; it is also the World Day of Prayer for Peace. In this new year, let us pray that peace will prevail on earth and that each of us, like Mary, “may keep all these things, reflecting on them in our hearts”. (cf. Luke 2:19)
Jack McLinden will profess vows as a member of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) on Saturday, August 13, 2016. Let us keep him and his fellow novices in our prayers.