Father Fred Link, O.F.M.

I thank you in advance for your generosity to our bi-annual collection of items for our twinned-mission parish in Campton, Kentucky.  The church will be open till 6 pm. this Sunday afternoon for you to drop off items. Parishioners will deliver them on Monday.

This Sunday evening, Oct. 16, parishioners young and old will gather on the lawn on the south side of school for our annual Living Rosary.  We begin at 6:30 pm. and the prayer lasts approximately 45 minutes.  There will be chairs for those who need to sit.  A number of friars will be participating.   (If it’s raining, we’ll meet in church.)  I know we’ll be recruiting “beads” to pray a “Hail Mary” as we pass the mic.  October is the Month of the Rosary. I trust you will agree that we need Mary’s blessing in so many ways.  Our country right now is deeply divided.  May Mary, patroness of the United States, show us the road to peace, both here at home and throughout the world.  This is also Respect Life Month.  Again, Mary, the Mother of Jesus and of the Church, can help us recommit ourselves to working to preserve and enhance life from the womb all the way to natural death.

Last Sunday evening, a small group of junior-high students gathered at the home of Iris and Josh Wainscott to kick off a new season of Ignite, our parish Youth Ministry.  Also joining them was Nicole Koenig Taylor who assists Iris in leadership of this important parish group.  I spent about an hour with them, too. This is a rebuilding year.  Several very active members of Ignite—guys and girls—graduated last year and are off to college.  This vital parish ministry is open to all youth, grades 7 through 12.  There is preparation happening already for a city-wide program which will take place in a week or two at Roger Bacon High School.  I know that many of our faith-filled youth are already involved heavily in their respective school programs.  Ignite provides yet another opportunity to deepen vital relationships with one another and with the Lord.  One can have experiences and create memories that will last a life time.  Contact Iris if you are interested or if you have questions:  513-375-3208.


Have a great week!


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