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Pray the Prayer of St. Francis

01-22-2021Rev. Brian F. Manning

Dear Parishioners and Friends of St. Mary's,

This past week held a critical and important event in our country’s history and life. We have inaugurated a new president and vice-president in the worst of times in our civil society. The events in Washington D. C. of the last two weeks tell us in the most painful, violent, and dramatic terms and actions that our nation is facing serious and grave difficulties. Cardinal Seán’s recommendation is ever so correct: that the Prayer of Saint Francis should be our prayer and motivation at this time. We must be instruments of justice and peace. All of us must pray for our country and its elected and appointed leaders to help us to face in justice what is wrong, admit responsibility, and then be reconciled for the good of us all.

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Pastoral Reflection

Called to Serve

01-24-2021Fr. Brian

Pastoral Reflections: Our Old Testament and Gospel readings both tell us about people who instantly accepted the invitation of God. The people of Nineveh responded immediately to Jonah and the disciples accepted the invitation of Jesus right on the spot. Clearly, these readings have a major point for us. The people of Nineveh respond immediately and the disciples, both groups, abandon their work of fishing on the spot. The major point of this is that God expects the same from us. We are expected to seize the Call of God and respond forthwith. The response is supposed to be "right now!"—not: "When I am ready."

Making such a response to the call of God demands us to have faith, but also demands us to be free. Saint Paul in the second reading is advising us that we cannot let the stuff of our life get in the way of responding to God's call. When what is in our life keeps us from hearing and responding to God, we are not "free." We are weighed down or overwhelmed or stuck behind a wall. We must have and use our stuff of life for God.

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Events

January Food Pantry Collection

For our January food pantry collection, we would like to request personal hygiene items for men and women.

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Franklin Interfaith Food Security Team Eat Out/Take Out, Help Out

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Starting Tue, Feb 2 order take out, if you are able, from various Franklin restaurants who are setting aside specific evenings to donate part of their earnings to the Franklin Food Pantry. Such generosity from neighbor to neighbor!

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Men's Faith Formation: Guest Speaker

Add Sat, Feb 6 @ 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM

1st Saturday of the month, 8:30-9:15am via ZOOM

Msgr Peter Conley of Pope St. John XXIII Seminary will speak to us on the topic of "Given the pandemic, why don't we just skip Lent this year".

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Women's Faith Formation: Guest Speaker

Add Sat, Feb 6 @ 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

1st Saturday of the month, 9:30-10:15am via ZOOM

Dr Aldona Lingertat, Director of the Master of Arts in Ministry/Masters in Theological Studies at St John's Seminary, Boston will give a presentation entitled "Women in the Bible dealing with crisis".

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Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, Feb 17

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Mass with the Distribution of Ashes 7:00am, 7:00pm
*Registration is required

“Walk Up” Ashes 12:00-12:45pm outside at the Rocco Plaza Door entrance

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