Can you spare five minutes ?
For what? To Pray as a family! How? Take those five minutes of your day...turn off the radio, the television, the cell phone...sit comfortably in front of the Crucifix or a Holy Picture...then slowly pray one Our Father, three Hail Marys and one Glory Be. You are praying for the health, the unity and the holiness of your family...and for vocations...to the priesthood and religious life. If you live alone...we ask that you pray with a relative, friend or neighbor or come to Church to pray with us. Let us start this prayer revolution! Let us transform Santa Maria and our community. Remember - the family that prays together...stays together (Fr. Patrick Peyton).
The Catholic Church has always been a champion for and source of support to immigrants. We have been and are a Church of immigrants. Immigration reform must be comprehensive: respecting family unity, providing a path to full participation in our society, securing our borders in a humane way, and providing a fair legal immigration system. These values flow from the social teaching of the Church. It is the right and responsibility of Catholics to participate in the political process. As our nation debates immigration reform, now is a critical time to communicate with our elected officials – especially those of the U.S. House of Representatives – about our values and concerns.
Please visit www.justiceforimmigrants.org for more information and to sign a petition to support fair and just immigration reform.
Pope Francis Encyclical Letter: LUMEN FIDEI (The Light of Faith)
"Christian faith, in as much as it proclaims the truth of God’s total love and opens us to the power of that love, penetrates to the core of our human experience. Each of us comes to the light because of love, and each of us is called to love in order to remain in the light Click to read more or download.
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