From the Pastor’s Desk

The Passing of Pope Emeritas Benedict XVI

As we are all aware Pope Benedict XVI died on December 31, 2022. He served as Pope for eight years. In 2013, he made the choice to step down, because he was convinced that his feeble health would hinder his governance of the Church. He was a very intelligent man of tremendous learning whose writings will provide a great foundation for the teaching and defense of the Catholic Faith for generations to come. We offer our prayers for him. May the Lord purify his soul and welcome into eternal glory.

A Sad Event At Monday Night Football

Much of the nation watched in stunned silence at the severe, life threatening injury of 24-year-old Damar Hamlin. There was no foul play, just a strange glitch in timing that seems to have caused this young man’s heart to stop. As of this writing, he is in critical condition. Let us pray for the safety and recovery of this young man and for his family and friends. Let us also pray for all who were watching, that we all become wiser, recognizing the seriousness and unpredictability of life.

Fr Umberg