Monthly Archives: April 2018

The Dating Project – The Kids Aren’t Alright

The Dating Project

 

The Kids Aren’t Alright

Tomorrow (4/17/18), Fathom Events (best known for short-run theatrical re-releases of classic films and for simulcasting opera live to movie theaters) will present in 750 “cinemas nationwide” a documentary directed by Jonathan Cipiti entitled The Dating Project (click on the title to find a theater in your area: I found three near me).

The film is co-produced by Paulist Productions, Mpower Pictures, and Family Theater Productions – with distribution by the aforementioned Fathom and by Pure Flix.

It seems to me a bold plan, indeed, to hope to fill seats on a spring Tuesday with folks – mostly young ones, I presume – eager to watch a film about why it is so difficult to date in 2018, which is what the film is about.

The Project began in the Boston College classroom of Professor Kerry Cronin, who teaches classics and who noticed that her students are moving romantically through their teens and twenties like so many billiard balls: having glancing collisions with the opposite sex in which the traditional subtext of marriage isn’t even part of the game. Girls go to places where they know boys will be (and vice versa), and there they may “hook up,” a dreadful phrase (and a more dreadful reality) describing everything from “Let’s go to the local ristorante for a pizza” to “Let’s go to my place and have sex.” (read more….)

 

Worldwide Rosary Crusade

Peace is Possible – by the Grace of God

all things are possible.

Worldwide Rosary Crusade starts with us.

JOIN THE WORLDWIDE ROSARY CRUSADE!

The goals of this crusade are as follows:

  1. To mount a unified effort in building a global rosary chain on the 13th of each month in honor of our Blessed Mother’s requests to pray the rosary for peace.
  2. To build awareness of the power given to mankind through the use of the rosary.
  3. To proliferate the use of this powerful weapon against evil.

In 1917, Jesus sent His Mother to Fatima, Portugal on the 13th day of consecutive months with pleas and warnings of what might happen if man did not turn back to God. These events culminated on October 13th with one of the greatest documented miracles of modern times that was witnessed by literally tens of thousands of people. Our Blessed Mother’s message was quite simple. Put Jesus back at the center of our lives. Ask for God’s mercy. Make sacrifices and reparations for the ways man has offended God. And pray the rosary for peace!

“I am the Lady of the Rosary, I have come to warn the faithful to amend their lives and ask for pardon for their sins. They must not offend Our Lord any more, for He is already too grievously offended by the sins of men. People must say the rosary. Let them continue saying it everyday.”

–Our Blessed Mother to Lucia at Fatima
October 13, 1917

Most importantly, our Blessed Mother brought us a message of HOPE! If we listen, and do these things, our merciful God stands ready to embrace us. Great sufferings and disasters, both manmade and natural can be averted!

“The rosary is my weapon.” “Our Lady has never refused me a grace through the recitation of the rosary.” “Love the Blessed Mother and make her loved. Always recite the rosary.”

–St. (Padre) Pio of Pietrelcina

 

 

Love Your Neighbor Day 2018

LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR DAY 2018

 

LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR DAY

April 28, 2018 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR DAY will take place on Saturday, April 28.

If you are able to VOLUNTEER by giving your time to be the hands and feet of Christ in our community, please complete the VOLUNTEER FORM and turn it in to the church office.  Deadline for Volunteer forms is Monday, April 9.   LYND VOLUNTEER Form 2018

Grace has also been asked to donate desserts for the luncheon that day.  If you would like to donate a dessert, please call the church office, 419-332-1558.

THANK YOU!