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 30, 2009

Priestly Thursday: Oath of fidelity to the Catholic Church

Bishop-elect John O. Barres told an audience of priests and lay people in his homily about the sanctity of human life, the need for more religious vocations and the need to promote the future of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Allentown.

"There are human rights upon which no government may lawfully trample," said Barres. "In particular, we must be courageous and effective in our defense and promotion of the sanctity of human life, the foundation of all other human rights.

Barres called upon the life of St. Thomas More to help "promote and build a culture of life and civilization of love."

The Mass of Ordination and Installation July30 @2:30pm!
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Prayer for the Bishop

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 (arch)diocesan
family so that we may grow in your love.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

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