In our post For the Sheep in Exile – Bulletin 2016-09-04 we were wrong. Because our Pastor is not here this week we stated, “Those of you who would want to celebrate the Feast of the Nativity of Mary on Thursday the 8th by attending Mass will have to go elsewhere.” That turned out to be incorrect. One of our very helpful readers informed us, “Actually Fr. Murphy is celebrating Mass on Thursday for a local home school group who requested permission to use the church. The Mass is at 2:00 pm. I think anyone is invited who would like to come. Spread the word.” Unfortunately, we weren’t able to get the word out soon enough.
So, there it was – a very happy day at St. Peter’s. Approximately 40 children and parents from a nearby home schooling group came together to celebrate Our Mother’s birthday. A total of seven altar boys, as many or more strong voices in the choir, and many others made the time to put “first things first”. To add to the joy of the occasion, we were present at a Mass celebrated by our former Pastor, Fr. Murphy. There was reverence and attention to the Mass and the homily spoke to the soul. Despite our sins and the sins of our forebears, God works His plan to bring salvation – and Mary was the young maiden who would have the courage and the grace to say, “Yes”.
Happy Birthday, Mary!!!
Please pray for us who have recourse to thee.