• Father Bob Meyer

Celebrating All God's People

Dear Friends:


June was a month of many celebrations secular and religious, among them baptisms, weddings, first communions, graduations, and retirements. We congratulate all who celebrated these big steps.


June is also a month where the church calendar was filled, in fact, perhaps more filled than other months. We celebrated:


Saint Justin the Martyr, who taught us that Jesus is God’s incarnation


Saints Marcellinus and Peter, priest and exorcist respectively


Saint Charles Lwanga and companions, who gave their life to fight evil


Saint Boniface, the monk who brought Christianity to Germany


Corpus Christi, the celebration of the source and summit of our faith


Saint Ephrem, one of the most notable hymnographers


Sacred Heart of Jesus, celebrated God’s boundless and passionate love for us


Immaculate Heart of Mary, celebrated the tenderness, charity and sweetness of the Lord


Saint Albert Chmielowski, who served the homeless


Saint Anthony, whose bread feeds the hungry


Saint Romauld, who struggled and conquered temptations against purity


Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, cared for victims of an epidemic


Saint John Fisher, who defended the church


Saint Thomas More, who opposed the Protestant Reformation


Saint John the Baptist, who prepared the way for Jesus


Saint Josemarie Escriva de Balaguer, who taught that ordinary life can result in sanctity


Saint Ireneaus, who helped the Church grow in southern France and combating heresy


Saints Peter and Paul, our first pope and great teacher, respectively


First Martyrs of Rome, who gave example that the believe has a cost


For many of our gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgendered, and questioning fellow believers, June is also the month of pride.


Unlike any other month, June afforded us the opportunity each day to celebrate the beautiful diversity of God’s creation within the human family, saint and sinner alike. As we move to the quiet of the summer months, I pray that as believers and as people of good will, we will be able to focus on the inherent dignity, value and worth of all God’s people, and that we will walk humbly with our God and respectfully with one another too.


Recently, I came across this prayer. May we make it our own as we pray each day for ourselves and each another.



Blessings! Happy Summer!

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