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September Message

Thought for the month:

“Lean upon God’s great strength, trustfully, restfully. Wait for the unfolding of God’s will, patiently, serenely. Meet others, peacefully, joyously. Face tomorrow, confidently, courageously.”                               

Saint Francis of Assisi

On Monday, we celebrate Labor Day, the unofficial last day of Summer. Labor Day honors all hardworking Americans and the achievements and contributions that workers have made to help our Country prosper. America has observed this holiday since 1882. On Sundays when I celebrate Mass, I preach a homily after the Gospel. I started to think about my weekly reflections and what I found is that the fundamental message is always the same, because it revolves around what Jesus told us is the greatest commandment. “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and love your neighbor as yourself”. (Mt. 22:37,39). There are five important things about the Bible that we should always remember: 1. Love one another. 2. Have faith in God. 3. Know that we can be forgiven. 4. God wants us to be happy. 5. Support others with genuine kindness and love. As we celebrate this holiday, let us all take time to rest, reflect, and appreciate what we have.