Statement
from Fr. Bashista

With all the unrest in our country, I strongly encourage that we double our prayers that lead to an end of violence, racism and discrimination in all its forms in our nation and throughout the world.

Below I share words that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. offered August of 1967 that are still so applicable for us today.  May God enlighten us to see as He sees and heal all our ills and wounds. ~  Fr. Bashista

“Through violence you may murder a murderer, but you can’t murder murder. Through violence you may murder a liar, but you can’t establish truth. Through violence you may murder a hater, but you can’t murder hate. Darkness cannot put out darkness. Only light can do that…

Difficult and painful as it is, we must walk on in the days ahead with an audacious faith in the future. When our days become dreary with low-hovering clouds of despair, and when our nights become darker than a thousand midnights, let us remember that there is a creative force in this universe, working to pull down the gigantic mountains of evil, a power that is able to make a way out of no way and transform dark yesterdays into bright tomorrows. Let us realize the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”

 

Holy Hour for National Unity & an End to Racism

Please join us in prayer on Sunday, June 28th from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the Main Church or via live stream. 

Please click here to view a copy of the Liturgy of the Hours Evening Prayer booklet.

Open Wide Our Hearts
the Enduring Call to Love

Click here to view a pastoral letter against racism from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. 

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