Bulletin Letter from October 9

Dear Friends,

We are blessed to have as our guest preacher this weekend Fr. Steve Maekawa, the vocations promoter of the Western Dominican Province and my Dominican classmate. In addition to the message of vocations, Fr. Steve will also be preaching for our Rosary Sunday Collection today. Fr. Steve will also be our speaker at Theology on Tap on Tuesday evening at 7 PM at O’Malley’s Pub.

Our first experience of 24 HOURS OF PRAYER FOR LIFE was a huge success and a remarkably uplifting experience. Throughout Wednesday night and throughout the day on Thursday, dozens of our students and parishioners took time out of their day to pray before the exposed Blessed Sacrament for greater respect for human life. There were times during the day that there were as many as 15 students praying in our little Blessed Sacrament Chapel. We led the entire Rosary and offered other prayers at various times throughout the night and day. At other times there was silence. Each time I came to pray, I was moved by the reverence and joy with which our student community entered into this spiritual exercise. We will continue this for the remaining three weeks of October and we invite you to sign up and commit to a particular hour of prayer. If you cannot do that, please drop by and pray for the time you can, joining your prayers with many others throughout the world.

I would like to extend my congratulations to Newman’s Intramural co-ed flag football team. They played in the championship game for their league on Thursday night. Despite their great play they were outplayed by their opponents. But they were undefeated leading up to Thursday’s game and should all be proud of their play! I went to watch their game and was very proud of their sportsmanship and the witness they bore on the field!


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