This week we celebrate two saints, a mother and son: St. Monica and St. Augustine. As a young Christian woman, St. Monica was married to a pagan. Early in their marriage, he was bitter and critical. After nearly 20 years, Monica's holy example led to his conversion to Christianity. In the meantime, Augustine was a teenager beginning to live a wild life of self-indulgent excess. This lifestyle would continue into his adulthood. Like with her husband, Monica prayed and fasted for the conversion of her son. Augustine met another future saint, the bishop Ambrose of Milan, who greatly influenced his perspective on life. Augustine was baptized a Christian! Augustine later became a bishop and one of the most influential thinkers in Christian history. How's that for the power of patience and intercessory prayer?
A closed mouth gathers no foot.
9-5: Confirmation student/parent/sponsor
meeting; 6:30pm; church
9-15 & 9-16: Religious Education registration after Masses
9-19: First Rel. Ed. Classes
9-25: Actor Frank Runyeon’s presentation
of “Sermon on the Mount”; 6:30pm;
church (The community is invited to
attend this -details in the future)
10-24: Youth Rally in Medford; grades 6-11
11-3: Confirmation Retreat in Phillips; all day