PRAYER INTENTIONS OF THE HOLY FATHER ENTRUSTED TO THE APOSTLESHIP OF PRAYER FOR THE YEAR 2015
That those involved in scientific research may serve the well-being of the whole human person.
Evangelization: Contribution of women
That the unique contribution of women to the life of the Church may be recognized always.
FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK
"The family which experiences the joy of faith communicates it naturally. That family is the salt of the earth and the light of the world; it is the leaven of society."
Pope Francis, October 27, 2013
Saint John Paul II created the World Meeting of Families in 1994 in Rome to explore the critical role the family plays in society and to give families opportunities to talk about the challenges and blessings that all families have. On September 22-25, Philadelphia will host a World Meeting of Families followed by Papal visit on September 26-27 with a theme: "Love Is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive". Guided by Rev. William Gaffnney C.Ss.R. who will be leading our Parish Lenten Retreat this year each day we will pray and meditate upon the theme of 2015 World Meeting of Families asking God to sanctify our families and our Christ the Redeemer Parish.
I invite you to be a part of our upcoming Parish Retreat that will begin on Saturday evening, March 7th and continue through Wednesday, March 11th. In addition to the Parish Retreat you are asked to participate in the Way of the Cross which is held every Tuesday at 7:00PM in English, every Friday at 6:30PM in Polish in the Sacred Heart Worship Site and every Friday at 4:00PM in the Christ the King Worship Site, and Gorzke Zale in Polish on Sundays at 5:00PM in Sacred Heart. This year we will have the outdoor Stations of the Cross on March 10th at 6:00PM this year, beginning at Christ the King worship site and proceeding to Sacred Heart worship site, followed by soup in the Sacred Heart auditorium.
Through fasting, prayer and almsgiving let us prepare ourselves for the Holy Triduum and the Easter Season and renew ourselves, our families and our parish. Enclosed you will find the Retreat envelope which will be used for the collection on the last day of the Retreat. Come and deepen your faith, nurture your hope and celebrate life. Please pray for the success of this important parish event.
Sincerely in Christ the Redeemer,