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 14th Sunday/Ordinary Time            July 9, 2017

        

A Message from Fr. Siby:

 

During the month of July, we remember the life of a very special saint, St. Maria Goretti.  As passionists, we possess her story deep within our hearts as our own.  Today she is known as the messenger of Restorative Justice, which focuses on the needs of the victims and the rehabilitation of offenders through reconciliation with victims and the community at large.

THOM VICE-PROVINCIAL OFFICE,

Congregaon of the Passion,

Passionist Jyor Bhavan, 

Carmelaram P.O., Bengaluru—560035

Karnataka, India.

thomviceprovince@gmail.com

Www.passionisndia.com, +91-8028439947

 

Greengs,

During  the  month  of  July,  we  remember  the  life  of  a  very  special

saint, St. Maria Gore. She was 11 years old when she lost her life on

earth to earn her life in Heaven. As Passionists, we possess her story

deep within our hearts as our own. Today she is known as the mes-

senger of Restorave Jusce, which focuses on the needs of the vic-

ms  and  the  rehabilitaon  of  oenders  through reconciliaon with

vicms and the community at large.

 

These days in the naonal news we have been hearing about a hor-

ric case of a young woman who like Maria, lost her life as she strug-

gled to protect sancty of life. With so much sadness and shock, we

hear these type of stories almost everyday.

 

In the recent leer addressed to all the Major Superiors, Our Superi-

or General, Fr. Joachim Rego CP, is calling us to be ever more vigilant

in protecng children, youth and vulnerable people under our care.

The life of Maria Gore stands as a shield in protecng the vulnera-

ble life of our people. Let us insll in our hearts the Spirit of Maria

that we may have the same courage and love for Jesus as she did. St.











Maria Gore, pray for us!

 


St. Maria Goretti was only eleven when she was attacked by a young man she knew.  Several times before the final attack, Alessandro Serenelli had tried to touch her, but she had managed to put him off.  This time, however, when his attempted rape failed, he stabbed her fourteen times.  During the twenty-four hours it took for her to die, Maria Goretti repeatedly prayed that her attacker would repent.

Congregaon of the Passion,

Passionist Jyor Bhavan, 

Carmelaram P.O., Bengaluru—560035

Karnataka, India.

thomviceprovince@gmail.com

Www.passionisndia.com, +91-8028439947

 

Greengs,

During  the  month  of  July,  we  remember  the  life  of  a  very  special

saint, St. Maria Gore. She was 11 years old when she lost her life on

earth to earn her life in Heaven. As Passionists, we possess her story

deep within our hearts as our own. Today she is known as the mes-

senger of Restorave Jusce, which focuses on the needs of the vic-

ms  and  the  rehabilitaon  of  oenders  through reconciliaon with

vicms and the community at large.

 

These days in the naonal news we have been hearing about a hor-

ric case of a young woman who like Maria, lost her life as she strug-

gled to protect sancty of life. With so much sadness and shock, we

hear these type of stories almost everyday.

 

In the recent leer addressed to all the Major Superiors, Our Superi-

or General, Fr. Joachim Rego CP, is calling us to be ever more vigilant

in protecng children, youth and vulnerable people under our care.

The life of Maria Gore stands as a shield in protecng the vulnera-

ble life of our people. Let us insll in our hearts the Spirit of Maria

that we may have the same courage and love for Jesus as she did. St.

Maria Gore, pray for us!

 

Alessandro was released from prison after twenty-seven years of confinement.  During his incarceration, he said Maria appeared to him in a dream, holding a bunch of white lilies.  One of his first acts was to go to Maria’s mother, who was still living, and ask her forgiveness. Although it is Maria who was canonized, the fact that her mother willingly forgave her daughter’s murderer is testimony to her sanctity as well.

 

Sometimes we think forgiveness is only for those who have committed a wrong. But forgiveness goes both ways. It blesses the one who is forgiven, but blesses equally the one who forgives. It doesn’t take a saint to ask for forgiveness, but it can make one out of the person who gives it.

 

 

 

 

A Bequest in your Will    A bequest in your will, no matter what the amount, will help the Parish continue its mission of serving God’s people. Such a decision could be for you a worthy and personally satisfying objective. Everyone should have a will, no matter what your financial circumstances. You need a will to assure you that your possessions will be distributed, as you desire. When making your bequest, please use the full legal name and address: St. Ann Basilica Parish, 1250 St. Ann Street, Scranton, Pa. 18504.

 

 

                        The Hosts and Wine for this weekend’s Masses have been donated in memory of 

Joseph & Molly Kincel

By: Family


       

                   Mass Intentions for next weekend  –       July 15/16,  2017

                     Saturday: 4:00 PM – Mr. & Mrs. Gene Snyder (Sons: Richard & James)

                            Sunday:   8:30 AM – Parishioners of St. Ann Basilica Parish

                                        11:00 AM – John & Mary Grayeski (Family)

                                    7:00 PM Rose A. & Frank L. Walsh (Children)

 

 

 ***  Vocations to the Passionist Order: If anyone is considering becoming a Passionist Priest or Brother, please log onto vocations@cpprov.org or contact Fr. Lee Havey, C.P. for more information.