Your duty is to sanctify yourself. Yes, even you. Who thinks that this task is only for priests and religious? To everyone, without exception, our Lord said: Be ye perfect, as my heavenly Father is perfect. St. Josemaria

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Our New Bishop..."Love demands presence"

Our Holy Father has name Bishop Malooly as our 9th Bishop of our Dioceses after our Bishop Saltarelli, in keeping with canon law, has offered his resignation to the Holy Father when he turned 75 years of age.

This is great time of Hope for our Dioceses! Bishop Saltarelli did a well job as a Shepard to a degree and we do hope that Our new Bishop might be able to go above and guide our Dioceses and our Priest to a higher standard. I pray that the Holy Spirit guide Bishop Malooly in keeping Christ's Church holy and pure.

I found this article written by Bishop Malooly and found it to be very nice and an insight into our New Bishop.

"I am especially encouraged by the men who dedicate their lives to the Lord for the sake of others through the priesthood. Their enthusiasm and spirituality is an inspiration to us "older clerics" and a reminder of our own call to be at the service of the community."

" Years ago I heard the quote that "Love demands presence." The Eucharist is clearly our Lord’s way of saying to each of us that he wants to be present to us because He loves us so much. Also, it is our opportunity to be one with not only him but with each other. Each time we come to the Eucharistic table, we receive the same Lord Jesus; we are each challenged to take Him with us into our part of the world so that He becomes even more present not only within us but among us."

here is the link to the article. http://www.archbalt.org/evangelization-catechesis/why-catholic/upload/Why%20Catholic%C2%A0%20-%20God%20Acts%20Through%20the%20Sacraments%20-.pdf

Please keep our new Bishop in your prayers!
Heavenly Father,in these trying times when the spirit of the age threatens Christian values,give our bishop holiness of life and wisdom to direct and guide our diocesan family so that we may grow in your love.We ask this through Christ our Lord.Amen.

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