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O St. John Berchman,
Help us, that we may never lose the grace of God, nor defile
the temple of the Holy Spirt...Amen

NOVEMBER 26, 2010
_Father Edward Hopkins, LC_
_Luke 21:29-33_ Jesus told his disciples a parable. "Consider the fig tree and all the other trees. When their buds burst open, you see for yourselves and know that summer is now near; in the same way, when you see these things happening, know that the Kingdom of God is near. Amen, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things have taken place. Heaven and earth will pass … [More]

Thanks, arunkostka--I "name" you, my Saint assistant
Saint John Berchmans (altar servers)
"Holy Spirit, Saint John was an ordinary young man who desired to become a holy priest. During his preparations, he loved serving at the altar, praying the Rosary, meditating about the crucifix, and striving for holiness by following the rules of his Jesuit order. However, he died of illness while still a seminarian. He is the patron saint of altar servers, so I ask him to pray for the children who are involved … [More]