October is a great time to become engaged in our Church. Supporting charity through acts of love and works of mercy that strengthen our faith during a time of so much uncertainty.
Sir Knight Jim Recasner from Greenwood created bumper stickers that said "go to Mass". Jim and Larry Janeczek of St. Thomas More #7431 promoted and distributed them to several councils. The money raised will be used to support our seminarians.
Michael DeLucenay shared council #6323 of Syracuse is participating in the "Sacramental gifts program" for the second year. Our councils can play an integral role in these important spiritual events by supporting families, and the whole parish community, through prayer and the presentation of symbolic gifts. The council replaced all four sets, Baptism, first communion, reconciliation and marriage through "web masons". The parish Priest and director of religious education love the programs.
Doug Baisinger financial secretary said Council #451 of Ft. Wayne has built for the Discernment House an altar. Father Mark Gurtner blessed the altar and held the 1st mass on Aug 24, 2021. The Chapel and Altar were part of the total renovation project that Council 451 worked on at the House.
Is your council planning a spiritual reflection program? Now is the time to start planning.
I am reminded of our Church being divided into three parts: The Church Triumphant (souls present in heaven), The Church Suffering (souls present in purgatory) and The Church Militant meaning you and me...... (Christians on earth who struggle as soldiers of Christ against sin, promoting our faith in Christ.).
Thank you for all you are doing to build up the Church!
Jesus Lives Through Us,