Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

Things are a little hectic in our world, in our nation, and I surmise in our private lives as well. In your musings, I offer one of my favorite prayers from St. Theresa of Liseaux:

May today there be peace within.

May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.

May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.

May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you.

May you be content knowing that you are a child of God.

Let this presence settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love.

It is there for each and every one of us.

Spend some quite time in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament and pray this beautiful prayer. Or sit in a quite place at home. Or take a break during lunch time and go to your car or some place else. Or say it at night after things have calmed down. Or early in the morning with the first cup of coffee. The Lord will listen anytime, any place.

Pray for your fellow parishioners, our parish, and for yourselves.

Prayerfully, Fr. Pat, CSSR

Michelle Storey