On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress, granting the 13 colonies their freedom as a sovereign nation. We remember in prayer those who founded our country so that we can live with honor, dignity, and the freedom to freely give glory to God our Creator. On this Independence Day we pray to God in thanksgiving for our basic freedoms of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. We especially remember on this day the words of our forefathers, words to live by, “In God we Trust”. So as we celebrate this day which is considered the birthday of the United States of America with barbecues, ceremonies, fireworks and family gatherings, let us remember the Lord our God who has bestowed upon this country countless blessings. Continue reading Independence Day–July 4th
Here are some thoughts from the Advent Day of Prayer conducted by Fr. Marek on Monday of the Third week of Advent. The theme of our mediation is “Gaudete in Domino semper”.
“Rejoice in the Lord always” reads the opening antiphon for the 3 Sunday of Advent Mass. Yes, yesterday we celebrated the Rejoice Sunday. As you have noticed, in order to remind the people that they were preparing for the very joyful occasion of the birth of Jesus, the celebrant wore “rose” vestments yesterday and we lit the rose candle on the advent wreath. We expressed our joy in the coming of Jesus, our savior.