Marriage Prep

HappyThanksGivingEvery day is rightly a day of thanksgiving.

Everyday we should count our blessings and givethanks to our Lord who blesses us, undeserving though we are.

But today as we celebrate Thanksgiving, as we join our friends and family, find a quiet moment or give thanks together, toGod who is the giver of every good and perfect gift.

Have a blessed and happy Thanksgiving! FROM FR. JESUS


The family is not an ideology

On Monday, Pope Francis addressed a Colloquium being held on the theme
“The Complementarity of Man and Woman in Marriage.”
Pope Francis stated frankly, “In our day, marriage and the family are in crisis.” The “culture of the temporary” has led many people to give up on marriage as a public commitment. “This revolution in manners and morals has
often flown the flag of freedom, but in fact it has brought spiritual and material devastation to countless human beings, especially the poorest and most vulnerable.”

The Pope said that the crisis in the family has produced a crisis “of human ecology,” similar to the crisis that affects the natural environment. “Although the human race has come to understand the need to address conditions
that menace our natural environments, we have been slower to recognize that our fragile social environments are under threat as well, slower in our culture, and also in our Catholic Church. It is therefore essential that we foster a new human ecology and advance it.”
To do that, the Pope said, “It is necessary first to promote the fundamental pillars that govern a nation: its nonmaterial goods.” He noted that the family is the foundation of society, and that children have the right to grow up in a family with a mother and a father “capable of creating a suitable environment for the child’s development and emotional maturity.”
Finally, Pope Francis said the family is not an ideological concept, but an “anthropological fact.” That is, the family is not a “conservative” or a “progressive” notion, but is a reality that transcends ideological labels.
In Answer to this reality you are invited to come and listen to the ADVENT TALKS which will begin on Thursday, Dec. 4th at 7:00 p.m. in the parish hall. Bring your family and AdventTalksfriends.