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For the Sheep in Exile – Bulletin 2016-12-04

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Here is Bulletin_2016-12-04

1. Our New Bishop: We at the Sheep of Kephas blog pray for Bishop Burbidge on his installation as Bishop of the Diocese of Arlington. May God’s protecting Angels be ever at his side. Please see this link for details.

Watch the Installation Mass LIVE!

A live stream of the Installation Mass for Bishop Michael F. Burbidge will be offered here (on the homepage) tomorrow, December 6th at 2 p.m. You can also listen to the Mass LIVE on the radio at WMET 1160 AM or watch the Mass in its entirety on EWTN at 3 p.m. E.T.

2. American Life League (ALL) Needs Your Help: We wouldn’t ask this if it weren’t for a good reason. ALL has been out there fighting the good fight for Life and for the Church. They are indeed out there courageously doing what the Church Militant must do. It is not easy and it certainly is not monetarily rewarding. This year they need your donations more than ever. Please consider giving what you can and what your conscience dictates.

contributions-2016-11-273. Question Me a Question: After reading this week’s bulletin, we are asking ourselves some questions. Is there anyone out there who might have some answers? We know what the “General Collection” is. We know that St. Peter’s has recently started “Online Donations”. However, we don’t remember seeing an envelope for the “Rappahannock Welfare Dept”. Was this brought up in past Pastoral Council Meetings? Even though there have been no minutes reported from any Pastoral Council meetings for the last year, we can assure you that the Rappahannock Welfare Dept. was not mentioned there. Perhaps it was mentioned at the Finance Council meetings. But, there are no published minutes for any of those meetings (that we know of). And with the number of people being fired from that Council, who would know anything about what goes on there?

We know there is a St. Peter’s Local Outreach Collection, but what is the St. Peter’s Assistance Fund? Can anybody help us out with that question? And can anybody tell us where the money from the Outreach Collection is going? We just thought we would “reach out” and ask. Anyway, we’re sure that the answers are “somewhere out there“.

And even though I know how very far apart we are
It helps to think we might be wishin’ on the same bright star
And when the night wind starts to sing a lonesome lullaby
It helps to think we’re sleeping underneath the same big sky

By the way, somewhere out there God is thinking of each one of us. This is Advent, and somewhere out there our Savior is preparing to come for our salvation. Come, Lord Jesus!






  1. Jean Hagarty says:

    The St. Peters Assistance Fund and the St. Peters Outreach Collection are one and the same. The collection going to the Rappahannock Welfare Dept. (Social Services) for the children was donated by the ecumenical gathering on Thanksgiving day.


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