Dear Sisters and Brothers:
In this month of June (devoted to the Sacred Heart of Jesus) we enter into the Summer Season and the official start of Summer on the 21st. We celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi (The Body and Blood of the Lord) on the 3rd and the Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus on the 8th. The Feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist is celebrated this year on Sunday, June 24th.
In addition, we also celebrate Father’s Day on Sunday, June 17th.
During the month of June, Pope Francis asks us to keep his prayer intention in mind: Universal – Social Networks. “That social networks may work towards that inclusiveness which respects others for their differences.”
Below are some reflective words for the month of June from Fr. Pat McCloskey, OFM from his book: “Peace and Good: Through the Year With St. Francis of Assisi.”
“Francis directed that when his friars entered a church or even saw one from afar they should pray together: [We adore you, most holy Lord Jesus Christ, here and in all your churches throughout the world because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world. The church building was made holy by the Eucharist and the other sacraments that were celebrated there] (pg. 168).”
In this Month of June, we also acknowledge the birthdays of the following members of our Fraternity: Ron Pihokker on the 3rd, Jody Pihokker on the 11th, Fr. Sam Monaco on the 24th and Pam Brown on the 26th.
In this Month of June, we also acknowledge the Profession Anniversaries of the following members of our Fraternity: Debbie and Joe Wickham on 6/13/1980.
Finally, I want to wish all of you, along with your families a Blessed month of June and a Blessed Father’s Day to all our dads.
I promise to remember you and your loved ones in prayer and at Mass. Thank you for all your prayers and support of our Fraternity. May Our Lord grant you his peace.
With prayers and warm regards,
Fr. Sam Monaco, ofs