Our Prayer for You on Labor Day
We thank you, Lord, for the gift and opportunity of work; may our efforts always be pure of heart, for the good of others and the glory of your name. We lift up to you all who long for just employment and those who work to defend the rights and needs of workers everywhere.
May our working and our resting all give praise to you until the day we share together in eternal rest with all our departed in your Kingdom as you live and reign Father, Son and Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.
“As a person [each one] works, [and] performs various actions belonging to the work process; independently of their objective content, these actions must all serve to realize [one’s] humanity, to fulfil the calling to be a person that is [ours] by reason of [our] very humanity. “ On Human Work, no.6, Pope John Paul II
As we celebrate this Labor Day, during the times of relaxation and barbeques (also gifts from God), let us recall that work is God’s gift to humanity. Yes, we often think it would be nice to be the sole winner of the Powerball and retire with no “cares in the world.” And yes, sometimes work can become burdensome and a task.
And yet, human labor (work) is a God-given gift that contributes to society and accentuates in many ways what it is to be a human person. Human labor (work) extends and offers the opportunity to be creative and productive-components that are part of being fully human.
So let us offer gratitude and thanksgiving to God for our work, as well as remember those who are unemployed; who feel that work is merely a burdensome task; and those who confront unfair and unjust practices at their workplace.
Peace and blessings to all this weekend. -Fr. Russell
Faith Formation Begins!
IMPORTANT DATES FOR FAITH FORMATION PROGRAM
Sept. 1st Deadline for Registration of Faith Formation Classes
Sept. 1st Deadline for Catechists and Teachers’ Aides to sign up to teach classes
Sept. 9th Mandatory Meeting for ALL Catechist and Teachers’ Aides (9 am – 12pm / Parish Center).
Sept. 10th Mandatory Parent’s Meeting for Faith Formation Both parents and children must come to this meeting. (11:30 am – 12:30pm / Church)
Sept. 17th Faith Formation classes begin.
FECHAS IMPORTANTES – PROGRAMA DE FORMACION EN LA FE
Sept. 1st Fecha límite para el Registro de Estudiantes a las Clases de Formación en la Fe
Sept. 1st Fecha límite para la inscripción de aquellos que desean ser catequistas y ayudantes
Sept. 9th Reunión Obligatoria para TODOS los catequistas y ayudantes de Catequistas (9 am – 12 pm / Parish Center)
Sept. 10th Reunión Obligatoria de Padres con Hijos en el Programa de Formación en la Fe. Tanto los padres como los Hijos deben asistir a esta reunión. (11:30 am – 12:30 pm / Church)
Sept. 17th Comienzo de las clases de Formación en la Fe.