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A written message to all of you from Father Shoup
Fr. Steve’s message for Wednesday, May 27, 2020
 
Happy Feast of St. Augustine of Canterbury! (Monk, bishop, died on May 26, 604)
 
St. Augustine of Canterbury comes across today as a very human saint, one who could suffer like many of us from a failure of nerve. For example, his first venture to England ended in a big U-turn back to Rome. He made mistakes and met failure in his peacemaking attempts with the Briton Christians. He often wrote to Rome for decisions on matters he could have decided on his own had he been more self-assured. He even received mild warnings against pride from Pope Gregory, who cautioned him to “fear lest, amidst the wonders that are done, the weak mind be puffed up by self-esteem.” Augustine’s perseverance amidst obstacles and only partial success teaches us to struggle on despite frustrations and be satisfied with gradual advances in our lives.
 
Prayers attributed to St. Augustine:
 
Prayer to the Holy Spirit
Breathe in me O Holy Spirit, that my thoughts may all be holy.
Act in me O Holy Spirit, that my work, too, may be holy.
Draw my heart O Holy Spirit, that I love but what is holy.
Strengthen me O Holy Spirit, to defend all that is holy.
Guard me, then, O Holy Spirit, that I always may be holy. Amen.
 
Prayer for the Sick
 
Watch O Lord, with those who cannot sleep or weep tonight.
Tend your sick ones.
Rest your weary ones.
Bless your dying ones.
Soothe your suffering ones.
Pity your afflicted ones.
Shield your joyous ones. Amen.
 
Information for you:
 
1. Parish Office hours are Tuesday and Thursday this week from 9:00a to 1:00p.
2. Eucharistic Adoration today from 1:00p to 6:00p.
3. Daily Mass today at 6:30p; confessions from 5:30p to 6:00p.
4. At all Masses, social distancing must be practiced and wearing of masks is highly encouraged. Please bring your own masks.
5. Please remember the dispensation from attending Sunday mass is still suspended. Please highly consider a daily Mass instead of a weekend Mass.
 
A secured drop box is now in the West entryway to the Parish Office Center. It is bolted to the floor and locked and will be emptied daily for security reasons. For those who wish to drop off a donation for either Church you can drop off your donations anytime. Remember checks are more secure than cash!
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Saturday

5:00p St. Michael Church

Sunday

8:00a   St. Michael Church
11:00a St. Michael Church

Tuesday

8:00a   Ss. Peter & Paul Church
6:30p   St. Michael Church

Wednesday | Thursday

6:30p St. Michael

Friday

8:25a   St. Michael Church
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