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Catholic Faith At-Home Resources Newsletters
Becky Ready

Catholic Faith At-Home Resources Newsletter

7/4/2021

 
CATHOLIC FAITH AT HOME RESOURCES
FOR ST. THOMAS MORE PARISHIONERS
JULY 4
 
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We certainly have experienced anti-gospel rhetoric from
our culture during the pandemic.
 
To help us maneuver our mindset through this,
Mother Teresa offers good advice.
 
Her poem keeps us centered
on our relationship with God
when the world around us
is spiraling out of control!
 
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“It’s Between You and God.”
 
People are often unreasonable, illogical and self-centered.
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.
Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some false friends
and some true enemies.
Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you.
Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone may destroy overnight.
Build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, others may be jealous.
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow.
Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough.
Give the world the best you have anyway.
Why?
Because in the final analysis, all of this is between you and God . . .
It was never between you and them anyway.

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SHOULD CATHOLICS CANCEL PEOPLE?
 
How should Christians react?
 
Chances are you’ve heard of “cancel culture” this past year.
 
It is the practice of boycotting a
person or group of people
because others object to their actions or opinions.
 
It's a fancy new name, but nothing new to history.
Every time period has seen society deem
people, actions, or opinions as
controversial or questionable.
 
But are we supposed to practice this as Christians?
 
Click below to hear why we should not cancel others:
 
 
A LETTER FROM ARCHBISHOP SCHNURR
CONCERNING THE:
 
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Vote
to Write a Document on the Meaning of the
Eucharist in the Life of the Church
 
June 22, 2021
Dear Friends in Christ,
 
I would like to share with the faithful the following statement regarding the vote that took place at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Spring Meeting on Friday, June 18, concerning the decision to draft a formal statement on the meaning of the Eucharist in the life of the Church.
 
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Vote to Write a Document on the Meaning of the Eucharist in the Life of the Church
Statement of Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
 
June 21, 2021
 
“Last week, my brother bishops and I voted overwhelmingly to issue a teaching document on the beauty and power of the Eucharist. The doctrine committee of the bishops’ conference will now begin drafting this document and, in the months ahead, the bishops will continue our prayer and discernment through a series of regional meetings and consultations.
 
In November, the bishops will gather to discuss the document draft.
 
“The Eucharist is the heart of the Church and the heart of our lives as Catholics. In the Holy Eucharist, Jesus Christ himself draws near to each one of us personally and gathers us together as one family of God and one Body of Christ.
 
“As bishops, our desire is to deepen our people’s awareness of this great mystery of faith, and to awaken their amazement at this divine gift, in which we have communion with the living God. That is our pastoral purpose in writing this document.
 
“I invite everyone in the Church to pray for the bishops as we continue our dialogues and reflections. I pray that this will be a time for all of us in the Church to reflect on our own faith and readiness to receive our Lord in the Holy Eucharist.”
 
Please join us in praying that all Catholics seek personal conversion of heart in their reception of the Body and Blood of Christ.
 
Sincerely in Christ,
The Most Reverend Dennis M. Schnurr
Archbishop of Cincinnati
 
REFLECTION ON THE EUCHARIST
FROM FR. ETHAN MOORE
 
Many of you remember Ethan Moore as a seminarian
here at STM,
helping to teach and lead RCIA &
on his knees praying the rosary on Ohio Pike's sidewalk.
 
He is now the Director of Campus Ministry at Wright State University!
 
He recently created a video
reflecting on our return to Mass
after an "exile" caused by a plague.
 
Click the link below to hear Fr. Ethan Moore
reflect on returning to the Eucharist:
 
 
 
PRESERVE OUR
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
 
WE NEED YOU!
Offer when you can be there - if not weekly, then note the frequency when you can be there.
 
Nothing we do is more intimate or more adoring
than receiving Jesus' very Body and Blood of Christ
in holy Communion.
 
And He grants us His Presence physically,
risking abandonment and mishandling
to be near us physically through Eucharistic Adoration.
 
He is not a symbol or Bread - Christ's True Presence IS at Mass and in the consecrated Hosts.
 
HE asked us to visit Him at Church
- for YOUR SAKE - and mine and for all.
 
During Adoration, He is Present in a beautiful monstrance,
Jesus' Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus,
really, truly, and substantially present in the Eucharist.
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Jesus needs you and others to
rest with Him in Church on Fridays between 9 and 3
so that STM continues offering Adoration.
 
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The sign up chart is in the church' s vestibule.
Please help us keep alive extremely valuable ministry!
 
Click the link below to read about the history of Eucharistic Adoration:
 
Click the link below for aids to help you pray during Eucharistic Adoration:
 
NEW!!! Click the link below to download the sign up chart and then email to Deacon Bob at bbrazier@sttm.org
 
 
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