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Gentlemen, hello.



THE NEXT MEETING

IN CHURCH

WEDNESDAY, MAY 11 at 7PM



Since tomorrow night will be our

last meeting before our

June barbecue at

the Biancardi's again

(official date coming soon),

I had the idea to speak about

some of the things we say at Mass,

since the Mass will keep us spiritually

united until we meet again in the Fall.


In other words,

there are lots of things that we say

at Mass without always understanding why,

and I thought it would be interesting

(and hopefully helpful)

to look at some of those things.


For example, during the Consecration,

we say “…like the dewfall,” 

or before the Our Father,

we say "…we dare to say,” 

or afterwards when we say 

“…as we await the blessed hope

and the coming of Our Savior.” 


There are others,

like that curious expression

in the Saint Michael Prayer, 

“…and all the evil spirits

who prowl about the world,” 

or the words we hear

just before receiving Communion, 

“…blessed are those called to

the Supper of the Lamb!” 


What do these things even mean?!

You’ll be amazed at

the reasons behind them.

I’ll give each of you a card

with all of the ones I’ll speak about

- the ones I think stand out

as most mysterious -

to make it easy to follow along.

I hope you will enjoy it. 


You will definitely learn something

that may make your experience

of Sunday Mass come alive

in a new way. 


Father Rob

with

Bryan Kwasnik



HE LEADETH ME

by Father Walter Ciszek S.J.





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Captured by the Russian army 

during World War II 

and convicted of being 

a "Vatican spy," 

American Jesuit, 

Father Walter J. Ciszek 

spent 23 years in Soviet prisons 

and the labor camps of Siberia. 


He endured unspeakable hardship 

before being returned to the States. 

In this book, he reflects not only 

on the trials he endured, but also 

with both simplicity and depth 

about his personal prayer, 

which alone eased the pain 

and sustained him. 


This being the Year of Saint Ignatius, 

we thought it fitting to read this book, 

as He Leadeth Me offers the reader 

an excellent way of learning 

the Spiritual Exercises and 

Discernment of Spirits 

from one of Saint Ignatius' 

most beloved sons. 


Father Ciszek's cause for canonization 

was opened in 1990, 

just six years after his death.



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- Father Rob

with

Bryan Kwasnik


PRAYER TO SAINT JOSEPH

O Blessed Saint Joseph,

to whom the Son of God was entrusted,

teach us what it means to be a man.


Amen.