November 22, 2015, 26th Sunday after Holy Pentecost                             The second Sunday of the Philippian Fast

   Scripture Readings:  Eph 5:8-19; Lk 12:16-21

The Philippian Fast is on-going.  Remember to abstain from meat on Wednesdays and Fridays, as well as increasing actions of generosity and forgiveness. 

Join us for the recitation of the Rosary every Sunday at 10:25 AM, as we Pray For Peace.

The Holy Spirit Parish St. Nicholas celebration will be held Sunday, December 13, following the 11 AM Divine Liturgy.  Sign up sheets for the children attending and the covered-dish dinner are in the church vestibule.

Read Pope Francis’ Encyclical Letter on Care For Our Common Home, which can be found on our Encyclical page.

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The latest Tweets from the Pope:    

All human persons – all of us – are important in God’s eyes. (Nov. 19)

I am happy to pray today with the Lutheran community in Rome. May God bless all who work for dialogue and Christian unity. (Nov. 15)

I am deeply saddened by the terrorist attacks in Paris. Please join me in prayer for the victims and their families.  (Nov. 14)

As Christians, we are called to imitate the Good Shepherd and to help families experiencing difficulties. (Nov. 12)

Vanity not only distances us from God: it makes us look ridiculous. (Oct. 31)

Let us ask the help of Saint Michael the Archangel to defend us from the snares of the devil. (Oct. 29)

Parents, can you “waste time” with your children? It is one of the most important things that you can do each day. (Oct. 27)

Economic development needs to have a human face, so that no one will be excluded. (Oct. 24)

In the poor, we see the face of Christ who for our sake became poor. (Oct. 22)

Corruption is a cancer on society.  (Oct. 20)

Let us learn solidarity. Without solidarity, our faith is dead. (Oct. 13)

Work is important, but so too is rest. Shouldn’t we learn to respect times of rest, especially Sundays? (Oct. 10)