The Popular Brown Bag Book Cafe Returns! Tuesday October 15 11:30 am-12:30 pm
The first selection for this year’s Book Café monthly series is:
When the Heart Waits: Spiritual Direction for Life’s Sacred Questions by Sue Monk Kidd
Blending her own experiences with an intimate grasping of spirituality, Sue Monk Kidd relates the passionate and moving tale of her spiritual crisis, when life seemed to have lost its meaning and her longings for a hasty escape from the pain yielded to a discipline of “active waiting”. Bring a brown bag lunch and join in the conversation and fellowship!
Annual Collection in Support of Our Sister Diocese of San Juan de la Maguana, Dominican Republic
We are a global family, and when the one body of Christ is injured by sickness, poverty and injustice, we must act together to heal the wounds. In the Diocese of San Juan de la Maguana, located in the Dominican Republic, our Mission Office has built a sister relationship based on love, faith, trust, hope, and respect. Here in this deeply impoverished region, staff and volunteers work alongside local families to meet educational, medical and spiritual needs that might otherwise have gone unfulfilled.
Fr. Ben, Fr. Vince and the Missionaries of the Most Precious Blood Celebrate the Feast Day of their Founder, Saint Gaspar del Bufalo October 21st
204 years ago, in the Umbrian Hills of Italy, Saint Gaspar founded the Missionaries of the Most Precious Blood at the Abbey of San Felice. His missionaries now serve in 20 countries around the world, and right here in the Diocese of Orlando with Fr. Ben Berinti, CPPS, our Pastor & Fr. Vince Wirtner, CPPS at Melbourne Central Catholic High School
Prayer to St. Gaspar for the Church
Saint Gaspar, you loved the persecuted Church, and in the name of God you accepted disgrace and exile. We beg your intercession for the Church today; help us discern how we are to live and promote the message of the Gospel. United with you, may our hearts have compassion for the poor and abandoned. Increase our love for the Blood of Christ, so that we also may be prepared to risk our lives.
We thank God for your good works and example. Strengthen our union with you that we may not weaken, but grow stronger in our vocation to the honor of God and the salvation of souls. Amen.