CHURCH LIFE

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Prayers

Mary Katherine Arens, Mario Artesiano, Vern Bowen, Barbara Boyd, Tommye Cashin, Leslie Cenicola, David Clarke, Mark Davis,  Mateo de Sola, Barbara DeRatto, Peggy Eades, Kathryn English, John Fedak, Denis Flaherty, Sean Flaherty, Rebecca Gaylor, Helen Gilmore, John Grimsley, Charlotte Guido, Gerrard Hanly, Mark Hanly, Martha Hawkins, Fred Hegeman, Rita Henshke, William Hilton, Katie Houlihan, Cheryl & Larry Hutchinson, Sr. Anna Kearns, Timothy Kite, Ben Koreski, Kathleen Koreski, Beth Kearns Litchfield, Lucy Loehle, Jim Loisel & Family, Denise Margavich, Mary McCaughey, George Metz, Nancy Moore, Nina & Ralph Murphy, George Nies, Fran Owen, Frank Paul, MJR, Patricia Reilly, A.J. Salimando, Richard Sedlacek, Scott Traill, Brian Trill, Richard Wineman, the priests serving St. William, and our service men and women. *Newly added names to the prayer list.  Names remain on the list for 30 days, unless otherwise requested.                              

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We Are an Advent People

“They have landed. It’s official. The Germans have confirmed it.” Twenty-one-year-old Jacques Moalic stared blankly at the grinning prisoner who met him at the iron gate of Buchenwald concentration camp. Exhausted from another day of slave labor, Moalic had to process this news and follow up with other prisoners. “Keep calm, cool, careful,” they whispered, “The S.S. will become nervous.” The day? June 6, 1944—a date better known as D-Day. With the Allied forces landing on the beaches of France and forming yet another front in the grueling war against the Nazis, a glimmer of hope pierced the blackest hell of the camp. “We’ll be home by Christmas,” many exulted.  Five weeks later, writing in her diary from the secret annex in Amsterdam, fifteen-year-old Anne Frank confessed,  It’s really a wonder that I haven’t dropped all my ideals, because…

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Bible

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only begotten Son, that who ever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.John 3:16 (KJV)
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourselfJohn 3:16 (KJV)
He rescued us from the power of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of His beloved son. Through Him we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.Col 1, 13