Thursday, June 10, 2021

Companions for the Journey; Exploring the lives of three Saints

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The St. Charles of Brazil Adult Spirituality Team

invites you to attend a 3-part series:


 Join us as we explore the lives and works of three Saints:  St. Francis of Assisi, Frederic Ozanam and St. Teresa of Avila.  See with “new eyes” how three ordinary people, much like each of us, accomplished extraordinary things as messengers of God.  Witness their lives in new and relatable ways.   Open yourselves to the possibilities and implications for our own lives.

 Session I:  Alice Jo Weaver will present St. Francis of Assisi on Friday, June 11th from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Session II:Charlie Ernst will present  Frederic Ozanam on Friday, June 18th from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Session III: Mother Monica Kennedy will present St. Terese of Avila, Friday, June 25th from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Please contact Alice Jo Weaver by email: or cell phone:  443-848-7439 with any questions.  ALL ARE WELCOME!

Following is a prayer/writing from each speaker focusing on the Saint they will present                  Prayer of St. Francis:

Lord make Me an instrument of Your peace. 
Where there is hatred let me sow love.  Where there is injury, pardon.
Where there is doubt, faith.  Where there is despair, hope.
Where there is darkness, light.  Where there is sadness joy.
O Divine master grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console.
To be understood, as to understand. To be loved. as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned.
And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.  Amen

Frederic Ozanam

Jesus Holy Friend, Let me imitate you so that others may imitate me.  May our whole life be spent under the patronage of our Lord to whom we have consecrated our life.

“Many will praise his understanding; it will never be blotted out.  His memory will not disappear, and his name will live through all generations.  Nations will speak of his wisdom, and the congregation will proclaim his praise.” (Sirach 39:9-10)

These words of sacred scripture grace the tomb of Frederic Ozanam, which is located in the crypt of the church of Saint Joseph-des-Cannes, adjacent to the famous Institut Catholique in Paris.

Frederic Ozanam was one of the most celebrated professors at the Sorbonne, the University of Paris, where a lecture hall has been dedicated to his memory.  His doctoral dissertation, “Dante and Catholic Philosophy in the 13th Century” helped direct scholarly thinking on the Italian poet.  He is considered an indispensable authority on the history of literature, on Catholicism and on Italy.

He had many academic accomplishments, but perhaps his greatest accomplishment would be the founding of the Society of Saint Vincent De Paul.  In April of 1833, at the age of 20 while a student at the Sorbonne, he and six other students founded the Conference of Charity, the name was officially changed to the St. Vincent de Paul Society in 1835.  People on every continent have joined he society and put into action the dual commandment of love for God and our neighbor mandated by Jesus.

 St. Teresa of Avila

Let nothing disturb you, let nothing affright you                                                                                      All things are passing, God never changes.                                                                                                  Patience obtains all, The one who has God wants for nothing                                                               God alone suffices.



Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Hope For All Restaurant Night


Hello to all,

Please see notice below.  Please consider supporting Hope for All with their Restaurant Night on July 13th.  We will send out the flyer to everyone once we receive it.  THANK YOU 

We are kicking off our next set of Restaurant Nights with a special double fundraiser at Texas Roadhouse! In our survey, the Roadhouse was our most requested restaurant, and they have two ways to support their community nonprofits.

First, you can order an e-Gift card from June 7-July 5, which is a great way to buy your meal in advance.

Then, use the e-Gift Card at our July 13 fundraiser!

The e-Gift Card gives HOPE 10% back, and all purchases at the dining out night gives 10% back as well, so if you buy your meal in advance, HOPE will receive 20% back in total!

Once you order your e-Gift card by clicking on the flyer below, Texas Roadhouse will email it to you within three days after the end of the sale. Then you can bring a paper or electronic copy and use it at the July 13th event.

Everyone who attends Texas Roadhouse from 3-10 p.m. on July 13 needs to give an event flyer for HOPE to receive credit. We’ll put an electronic copy in next month’s newsletter or you can pick one up at HOPE For All.

Saturday, June 5, 2021

COVID-19 Re-Gathering Update - June 5, 2021

 Parish leadership wants to give you another update on the latest with regards to regathering protocols.

This past week we were  given some good news from St. Christopher's that we want to share with everyone.

  • Everyone should continue to sit in the family groups as designated by blue tape on the pews
  • Unvaccinated people should continue to wear masks and continue the same protocols that have been in place
  • Fully vaccinated people in attendance no longer need to wear masks and HUGS before or after mass are now permitted if you are comfortable doing so.
  • We will continue to distribute communion in the same manner as we have currently been doing
  • We will continue to offer the sign of peace to people distanced as we have been for the time being.
It's anticipated that the Episcopal diocese will be moving to their Yellow Phase in July if things continue as they are now. The Yellow Phase lessens restrictions for fellowship a bit more. We will then anxiously await the final Green phase that will be a return to normalcy.