Daily Mass: May 19, 2020
VBS 2020 CANCELLED
We are disappointed to announce that, in light of the global COVID-19 pandemic, we will be unable to gather for VBS 2020 this summer. We make this decision with the health, safety, and well-being of our team, campers, and families as our priority.
We can still share the spirit of VBS during the Summer of 2020: take time for scripture, work together, and do good work. Now, more than ever before, the needs of others are on full display.
Whether you donate to a local food pantry, support our healthcare workers, pick up groceries for a neighbor or video chat with family and friends, enjoy the time doing ministry.
Blessings to our beloved VBS family.
When the father of this Italian saint died, his
mother brought up her twelve
well, even though they were very poor. "Oh, if I could only have the joy of seeing one of you become a saint!" she use to say. Once when she asked as usual, "which one of you is going to become a saint?" little Peter (who was to become Pope Celestine) answered with all his heart, "Me, mama! I'll become a saint!" And he did.
When he was twenty, Peter became a hermit and spent his days praying and reading the Holy Bible. If he was not praying or reading, he would copy books or do some hard work so that the
would not find him doing nothing, and tempt him. Because other
kept coming to him and begging him to guide them, he started a new Order.
Peter was an old monk, eighty-four years of age when he was made Pope. It came about in a very unusual way. For two years, there had been no Pope, because the Cardinals could not decide whom to choose.
sent them a message to decide quickly, for
was not pleased at the long delay. Then and there, they chose the holy old hermit himself! Poor Peter wept when he heard the news, but he sorrowfully accepted and took the name Celestine V.
Click on his name above to read more.
on Tuesday, May 19 at 9:47AM