​​Father Virgil's Message​

 Dear Parishioners,

             This weekend we celebrate the Birthday of our Country and along with all the barbeques and fireworks we need to give thanks to God for the freedom we enjoy to barbeques, fireworks, the right to vote, the right to attend Church and practice our faith openly and everything else we so enjoy in our country and take for granted.

             Our Country is becoming more and more secular by the day. We see this in many ways. There is a true story that I want to share with you today.

At an East Coast college graduation the ceremony was going along well and everyone was abiding by the “rule” that God and his blessings could not be mentioned because it wasn’t “politically correct.” All the speakers abided by this rule [?]. The final speaker was one of graduates and he came to the podium and stood there in absolute silence for a time. And then, as if on cue, everyone in the graduating class sneezed at the same time. The graduate said, “God bless you – each and every one.” He sat down.

This student was very ingenious in publicly acknowledging that God needed to bless these young men and women as they began this new aspect of their lives after graduation.

You and I have to continue to work and pray that God remains an integral part of our lives and our country. Like the student we need to profess our faith, thank God for his presence and seek his assistance as we live in our society that increasingly is becoming more secular.

May God bless us and our Country always!

Fr. Virg

 

 

Fr. Virgil Helmin

Pastor

 

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