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Veritatis Splendor

"Keep your eyes fixed upon Jesus, who inspires and perfects our faith" --Hebrews 12:2


Pope Benedict XVI before our Lord

And only where God is seen does life truly begin. Only when we meet the living God in Christ do we know what life is. We are not some casual and meaningless product of evolution.
Each of us is the result of a thought of God.
Each of us is willed,
each of us is loved,
each of us is necessary.
There is nothing more beautiful than to be surprised by the Gospel, by the encounter with Christ. There is nothing more beautiful than to know Him and to speak to others of our friendship with Him.
~Pope Benedict XVI, Homily April 24th, 2005



Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Celebrate George!

St. Joan of Arc's Sunday Bulletin

Celebrate George as he retires on July 1. Reserve Friday, June 24 for the Open House Party from 7 to 10:30 pm in the gym. An Ice Cream Social will follow both Masses on June 26 in the Courtyard. And a “Concert for George” will be held on June 26 at 7 pm in the gym preceded by a reception beginning at 5:30 pm. Admission is free. Please RSVP to the Parish Center by Friday, June 17 for the Friday and Sunday night events. Celebrate George and his 13 years of service at St. Joan of Arc.

Oh yeah, we're celebrating all right! Whoo-hoo!! Maybe a bunch of us Catholics should go crash the party at the parish that day, to offer our own thanksgiving to God and "celebration" of George. [muahahahahaha]

Of course, this just makes me wonder... everyone knew since winter that "George" was "retiring" this July 1st. And yet there has been no word at all on his replacement. The current associate pastor, Fr. Cassidy still remains... and the SJA website "schedule of speakers" still shows the only priest as Fr. Cassidy through the next few months (and plenty of lay "speakers" at the liturgies... including some woman talking about "Parish Transition", I bet that'll be a great homily on the readings for the day, what do you think?)

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