Sorry, we are working on keeping up with newsletters but we are a bit behind!
St. Rita Catholic Church in Solon is having a Men’s Retreat on Saturday, November 10th. For more information. One of their guest speakers will be Gerry Faust. Please visit there website here for more information.
Advent begins on December 2nd this year. Advent, which comes from the Latin word for “arrival” or “coming,” is a period of preparation for the birth of our Lord. Advent begins four Sundays before Christmas and is the start of the Christmas season, which lasts through the Baptism of Our Lord. The first Sunday of Advent also marks the beginning of the liturgical year, the Church’s “New Year’s Day,” at which time we change the cycle of readings we are using at Mass. For more information on preparing for Advent, please click here.
When someone was asked why they have not been to church in years, they replied with “No one ever invited me”. Well maybe you know someone and maybe you could invite them to attend mass with you or your family. Maybe even have them over for breakfast afterwards? Maybe you could send them this video that has brought many back to the church and add your own words to invite them back. Anyone have any other ideas? If you have not already seen this tv commercial…check it out.
Welcome to our first newsletter. It is small and simple. We hope to make the next one bigger and better! We hope that you will offer your comments regarding content and how it can be improved.
POPE BENEDICT has declared “a year of faith,” which will run from October 11, 2012, until November 24, 2013, which is the Solemnity of Christ the King. One way for us to strengthen our faith is through the catechism. If you click on this link https://www.flocknote.com/catechism and register your email, beginning Oct 11 you will receive parts of the catechism emailed to you every morning. What a great way to start your day and to learn more about our faith.
WE ARE EXCITED to announce that Father Pete has asked the Brothers In Christ to participate in a book reading which he will meet with us at our meetings to review and discuss. The book is “The Fulfillment Of All Desire” by Ralph Martin. After having read only a couple of chapters I have to say that it is awesome. We will have these books available at the next BIC meeting. Thanks to Fr. Pete they are discounted for only $10 each. Alternatively you may purchase this book in electronic format for your kindle, ipod/pad or other device. Here is the amazon link of the kindle edition for your convenience.
We have moved all of Mr. Andel’s mass blogs from the old site to this one. Please check them out by clicking here and please offer your comments to them or your own thoughts from that mass. Spend some time creating your own mass log and see how it enriches your mass experience. There is also a link to Mass Blogs in the top menu. Check back each Sunday for a new mass blog!
Please check out our upcoming events. There are links to the events in the main menu and on the sidebar of this page. Our next guest speaker is David Frattre from the prosecutors office. Click here for more info.
THINGS TO DO WITH YOUR FAMILY: Dad’s, if you want to score some coolness points with your boys (some girls too) then how does a hayride sound? Except on this hayride you are issued a paintball gun with 100 rounds and you shoot some interesting characters dressed up as Zombies as you ride through the woods. Mapleside Farms in Brunswick is the place. For more info click here. Submit your favorite things to do during the fall and we will add it to our future letters Submit here.
ELECTION DAY is getting very close. VOTE. It is not our job to tell you who to vote for…but if you know your faith and you know what each candidate stands for…then you will know how to vote as a catholic. Learn your faith. Learn what the candidates stand for and vote. The following are two quotes for you to ponder: “Never before,” Archbishop Dolan said, “has the federal government forced individuals and organizations to go out into the marketplace and buy a product that violates their conscience. This shouldn’t happen in a land where free exercise of religion ranks first in the Bill of Rights.” AND… In his sermon, Archbishop Chaput said that the relationship between religious faith and secular authority — as represented, in the day’s gospel scripture, by God and Caesar — is important. “Real freedom isn’t something Caesar can give or take away,” the archbishop said. “He can interfere with it; but, when he does, he steals from his own legitimacy.” “The purpose of religious liberty,” Chaput said, “is to create the context for true freedom. Religious liberty is a foundational right… But it can never be sufficient for human happiness. It’s not an end in itself. In the end, we defend religious liberty in order to live the deeper freedom that is discipleship in Jesus Christ.” For more education on these topics please visit this site http://www.sacredproperty.org/ Check out the videos.