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Pastor's Letter

Posted on January 06, 2022 in: Parish-wide Announcements

Dear Parishioners!

Welcome to summer!  I pray that this year, with fewer Covid restrictions, will be a time of joy, family, relaxation and faith.

There are plenty of opportunities to deepen your relationship with the Lord and stay connected with your faith. We can delight in His gift of love while on vacation, during a road trip, visiting family and friends, or simply resting this summer.  Enjoy the pool, take a walk in nature, ride bikes, go get an ice cream, find family time.  Attend Mass as a family, then off to breakfast.

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Our Totus Tuus program begins this week, see the bulletin for details.

Totus Tuus, a Latin phrase meaning “Totally Yours,” was the motto of Pope Saint John Paul II. Taken from St. Louis de Montfort’s “True Devotion to Mary” phrase, it signifies our desire to give ourselves entirely to Jesus Christ through Mary.

Totus Tuus is a Catholic summer youth program dedicated to sharing the Gospel and promoting the Catholic Faith through catechesis, evangelization, Christian witness and Eucharistic worship. The goal of Totus Tuus is to help young people grow in the understanding of, and strengthen their faith in Jesus Christ. It is only by establishing a real and personal relationship with Him that we can be led to love of the Father in the Spirit and so be made sharers in the life of the Holy Trinity.

"I am the way, the truth and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me" (John 14:6) Totus Tuus strives to bring our faith to life by creating a balance between knowledge of the meaning of the Sacraments and an authentic Sacramental life.

                                                                                                Blessings!

                                                          Msgr John Shamleffer

Many thanks to the St. Raphael community for hosting our Corpus Christi procession and to all of our parishioners who took part in this procession.