Monday of the 32nd Week in Ordinary Time and the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica

Greetings Dear STA Parishioners and Special Friends:

Welcome everyone.  I hope you had a wonderful weekend this weekend.  The weather was beautiful, and I hope you got to enjoy it.  The music at our live-stream Mass was…as always…beautiful.  If you didn’t get to join us, you can still see it on our Facebook page.

Today is Monday of the 32nd Week in Ordinary Time and the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome.  Today’s readings can be found if you Click Here for Today's Readings .

Deacon Tony Campise is our celebrant and homilist for today’s Liturgy of the Word, which is already up and running on our Facebook Page.  The reflection at the end of the Liturgy is a prayer to The Infant Jesus of Prague.

Here is some info from the Magnificat:

The first basilica of Rome, a renovated palace of the Lateran family, was consecrated on this date in 324 as the Church of the Most Holy Savior. Nearby communities of monks lent it the name of Saint John. Saint John Lateran is the pope’s basilica. Fire and earthquake have repeatedly destroyed the structure; each time it has been rebuilt with care.

“The beauty and the harmony of churches, destined to render praise to God, invite us human beings too, though limited and sinful, to convert ourselves to form a ‘cosmos,’ a well-ordered construction, in close communion with Jesus, who is the true Holy of Holies” (Saint John Paul II).

Just so you know…I was able to muster up enough energy last night (LOL) after the long day to post the Masses for next weekend, so you can now go sign up for Mass.  You can Sign Up Here for Sunday Mass . Please remember to enter the total number of persons who will be attending with you…including yourself…in the Quantity Box.  We need that number for an accurate count.

And, you can also sign up for Weekday Masses as well.  Click Here to Sign Up for Weekday Masses .

TWO BITS OF NEWS FOR YOU:

First of all, we are really, really close to having the new cameras and soundboard ready to start broadcasting better quality live-stream pictures.  One of the cameras came to us defective and was sent back, and we are waiting for its return to us, which hopefully will be soon.

As I have said before, we are very grateful for one of you who gave us a very generous gift toward covering the cost of this project.  If anyone else feels led to donate something for this, we would be most grateful.

Secondly, for those of you who are receiving these emails through your CRHP Yahoo Group accounts, you may have seen that Yahoo is discontinuing the Yahoo Groups in December.  That leaves us in a huge bind as we have around 70 groups.  So, we have decided to migrate the CRHP groups to Flocknote, an APP used all over the country for communicating with parishes.

If you haven’t already been notified of your team being moved to Flocknote, you will be notified soon.

And, regarding Flocknote for everyone else, please know that our Diocese has, well, let’s just say strongly “encouraged” us to get active with Flocknote parish communication.  It is a big project, and pre-Covid we had not been able to really get it going.  So, this has become a motivation and an opportunity to create this wonderful vehicle for communicating with our parishioners.

We will be, in the near future, undertaking a full parish migration into this communication program and I will pass on more information when it is time.

Thanks tons to Rose Davis who is helping me with this gigantic project.  I don’t know how I could get this done without her wonderful help!!!!  Thank you, Rose. 

And, thank you all for joining us today, and we hope you are blessed by today’s Liturgy of the Word video with Deacon Tony.

Blessings to all.

Your servant in Christ,

Deacon Ken