Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18 Jesus said to his disciples: “Take care not to perform righteous deeds in order that people may see them; otherwise, you will have no recompense from your heavenly Father. When you give alms, do not blow a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets to win the praise of others. Amen, I say to you they have received their reward. But when you give alms, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your almsgiving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will repay you. When you pray, do not be like the hypocrites who love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on street corners so that others may see them. Amen, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you pray, go into your inner room, close the door, and pray to your Father in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will repay you. When you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites, they neglect their appearance so that they may appear to be fasting. Amen, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, so that you may not appear to be fasting, except to your Father who is hidden. And your Father who sees what is hidden will repay you.”
Please take action immediately! Please click on the link below to send a message to your two U. S. Senators, urging them to support Senate Amendment 1520 to the Transportation Authorization Bill (S. 1813).
The Respect for Rights of Conscience Act will ensure that those who participate in the health care system “retain the right to provide, purchase, or enroll in health coverage that is consistent with their religious beliefs and moral convictions.” Because of the decision by the Obama administration to mandate coverage of sterilization and contraceptives, including drugs that can cause an abortion, the passage of this Act is especially urgent.
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Anyone who attended the last training who has not yet filled out the registration cards in the server packet, please fill them out and put them in the collection basket on Sunday. Once we have the registration card, we can put you on the schedule to serve.
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If you or your child still has a server sign-up sheet for Cathedral or St. Casimir, they should be returned to the parish office. Sign-up sheets may be dropped off, mailed, or placed in the collection baskets.
The Catholic bishops have long supported access to life-affirming healthcare for all, and the conscience rights of everyone involved in the complex process of providing that healthcare. That is why we raised two serious objections to the “preventive services” regulation issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in August 2011.
World Marriage Day is an annual event, founded by Worldwide Marriage Encounter 28 years ago, held on the second Sunday of February. The day is meant to honor, affirm and promote the vocation of husbands and wives and the positive impact of their dedicated example on our society, families, communities, Church and nation. Prayer for Marriage from the Archdiocese of St. Paul/Minneapolis:
Heavenly Father, Through the powerful intercession of the Holy Family, grant to this local Church the many graces we need to foster, strengthen, and support faith-filled, holy marriages and holy families. May the vocation of married life, a true calling to share in your own divine and creative life, be recognized by all believers as a source of blessing and joy, and a revelation of your own divine goodness. Grant to us all the gift of courage to proclaim and defend your plan for marriage, which is the union of one man and one woman in a lifelong, exclusive relationship of loving trust, compassion, and generosity, open to the conception of children. We make our prayer through Jesus Christ, who is Lord forever and ever. Amen.
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