Immaculate Conception is having their monthly First Friday Devotion with Mass at 5:30 PM on Nov. 30 and all night adoration till 7:00 AM with Mass following. The Knights of Columbus will recite the Patriotic Rosary at 6:00 AM and confessions will be offered. Please sign up to spend time with our Lord in meditation this Nov 30 - Dec 1. To sign up go to: www.volunteersignup.org/9LFYC
Office of the General Secretary 3211 FOURTH STREET NE WASHINGTON DC 20017-1194 202-541-3100 FAX 202-541-3166 His Eminence Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo Archbishop of Galveston-Houston President
Msgr. Jeffrey D. Burrill, S.T.L. Monsignor J. Brian Bransfield, S.T.D. Linda D. Hunt, M.S. General Secretary Anthony R. Picarello, Esq. Associate General Secretaries
To: All Bishops From: Reverend Monsignor J. Brian Bransfield, General Secretary Date: November 15, 2018 Subject: Statement of His Eminence Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, President, for the Closing of the November 2018 Plenary
Your Eminence / Your Excellency,
I take this opportunity to convey to you the text of the statement of His Eminence Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, President, issued at the closing of the November 2018 Plenary Assembly. This statement follows below.
Thank you for your kind attention to this memorandum.
This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil. For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed.This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil. For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed.- John 3:19-20
The Diocese of Fairbanks is seeking to hire a Director of Faith and Family Formation. This position will be part time and is responsible for promoting family ministry, religious education, sacramental preparation, and youth/young adult ministry throughout the diocese by providing resources and opportunities for parishes and diocesan regions to strengthen their outreach and catechesis to individual and families of all ages and social situations. Candidates should have a letter of support from their current pastor stating they are a Catholic in good-standing, regularly involved in the life of the parish, possess a B.A. in Theology or comparable field, or demonstration of knowledge faith appropriate to the position. Five years’ experience in a diocese or parish is highly preferred. This position will remain open until filled. Interested individuals should submit a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every quarter, priests and religious in our diocese gather in Fairbanks for personal and professional support days. Bishop Zielinski invites all Catholics to join our clergy and religious at Sacred Heart Cathedral on Tuesday, November 6 from 9am to 3pm for a day of prayer, fasting, and penance for greater holiness in the Church. Clergy will be praying the rosary throughout the day before the Blessed Sacrament, so please join us!
"We need to participate for the common good. Sometimes we hear: a good Catholic is not interested in politics. This is not true: good Catholics immerse themselves in politics by offering the best of themselves so that the leader can govern." - Pope Francis, 9/16/13
The Catholic bishops of the United States are pleased to offer once again to the Catholic faithful Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship (en Español), our teaching document on the political responsibility of Catholics. This statement represents our guidance for Catholics in the exercise of their rights and duties as participants in our democracy. We urge our pastors, lay and religious faithful, and all people of good will to use this statement to help form their consciences; to teach those entrusted to their care; to contribute to civil and respectful public dialogue; and to shape political choices in the coming election in light of Catholic teaching. The statement lifts up our dual heritage as both faithful Catholics and American citizens with rights and duties as participants in the civil order.
The Catholic Church has traditionally set aside October as Respect Life Month. In the Alaskan Bishops’ Pastoral Letter published in February of this year, “Living in the Image and Likeness of God: Human Dignity and Divine Designs,” we emphatically repeated our unwavering stand for the sacredness of life from the moment of conception to natural death. We must be that voice for the most vulnerable of children, especially the defenseless unborn. In fact, we must protect the dignity and sacred image of all people, for every person is made in God’s own image.
All things are in the hands of God. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. He is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things he himself might be preeminent. Colossians 1:17-18
I knew a devout Catholic woman — a daily Mass attendee — who was married to a violent-tempered man several years her senior, who was not a particularly good father, either. Despite her spouse, this loving mother did her best to raise her three children in the Church.
Two of their children stayed faithful to the Church throughout their young adult years, but one son not only strayed morally, but joined a new age cult the year he started university. He succumbed to life’s physical and intellectual temptations, which led him far from his family and faith. As he became blind to the Truth and bound by sin, his mother feared he was lost.
She was crushed, but never gave up on him. As her tears flowed down over the years to flood the earth, her prayers floated upward to appeal to Jesus, Mary, and the Saints.
I have asked the Legion of Mary to join in conjunction with the various parishes and organizations of the diocese to sponsor a Rosary Congress for the Diocese of Fairbanks. I invite you to join with the Rosary Congress of the USA in a nationwide effort to heal the Church in our country, and to enliven the faithful to new vigor and zeal for Christ, through Our Lady’s intercession.