Pastor's Corner

THIS IS THE SOLEMNITY OF THE MOST HOLY TRINITY. Today is that day on which we celebrate as one God, three persons, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We have seen the action of all three persons during this past Easter season. Because of God’s great love for us, he reveals himself in three different persons, yet all being the same God. With grateful hearts we accept this mystery and pray that our actions reflect the love of this Trinity of persons. Please pray:

PRAYER TO THE MOST HOLY TRINITY

O God, thou who art one in nature and three in persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, first cause and last end of all creatures, the infinite good, incomprehensible and ineffable, my creator, my redeemer, and my sanctifier, I believe in thee, I hope in thee, and I love thee with all my heart.
In the midst of thine infinite happiness, thou didst choose me, through no merits of mine, in preference to countless other creatures, who would doubtless have corresponded with thy blessings better than I have done; thou didst love me from eternity; and when my hour in time had come, thou didst draw me from nothingness into earthly existence and didst bestow upon me thy grace, as a pledge of everlasting life. 
From the depths of my misery, I adore thee and I give thee thanks. Thy holy name was invoked over my cradle to be my profession of faith, my plan of action, and the only goal of my earthly pilgrimage; grant, O most Holy Trinity, that I may ever be inspired by this faith, and may carry out this plan with perseverance, so that, when I have reached the end of my journey upon earth, I may be able to fix my gaze upon the blessed splendors of thy glory. Amen.

DIOCESAN ROSARY CONGRESS: Preparation is underway for the Steubenville Diocesan Rosary Congress 2019 which will take place at Triumph of the Cross / Holy Rosary Church from Oct. 5 – 11. Fr. Donald Calloway will be the guest speaker this year on Sunday, Oct. 6, at 7:00pm. We are currently in need of “Captains” who would be willing to coordinate the activities of the Congress for a 3 or 6 hour shift. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Barbara O’Nan at [email protected] or call/text 706-414-2982.

 

 

MEMORIAL: To Blessed Sacrament in memory of BEVERLY LELLI by Tony & June Lelli.

THIS SUNDAY WE CELEBRATE FATHER’S DAY. Let us pray for our fathers, both living and deceased. Fathers are the backbone of our families. As St. Joseph was the backbone of his family, let us pray that all our fathers strengthen and nourish the faith of their families.

BLESSING FOR FATHERS

 

God and Father of all creation, we come before you

       today with humble hearts.

You are our model of a loving father.

When we fail and fall short of your expectations, you

     are always there at the end of the day with open

     arms, ready to heal the cuts and scrapes of the day

     and to encourage us to try again and not to give up.

We hold up these men in our midst who act in the world

       as fathers to their children or models of fathers for

     others.

Bless them in their moments of doubt and frustration

     with their children.

Give them warm and open hearts to forgive failures.

Provide them with the words needed for encouragement

     and perseverance.

We ask all this in the name of Jesus. Amen.