Monday Message, November 6, 2023

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Several great events are on the calendar. See this page for details.

Do you have what you need for the personal consecration that happens in all parishes from January 10 through February 11th? If you need books (one per class) or handouts, email Carmela and let us know.

Several parishes have not picked up their holy cards for the 70th anniversary. If you are missing your cards, email Carmela.

Our face-to-face quarterly meeting is at St. Francis in Weston on November 30th. Our speaker is Ela Milewska from the Archdiocese of New York. Details and RSVP are here.

Parish leaders from Darien, New Canaan, and Norwalk have their second meeting of The One with Bishop Caggiano on November 18th. Details are here. The meeting will take place at St. Thomas More parish hall.


In looking ahead at the readings for the week, I had to stop for a few moments at tomorrow’s first reading. It’s from St. Paul’s letter to the Romans and includes this passage:

Let love be sincere;
hate what is evil,
hold on to what is good;
love one another with mutual affection;
anticipate one another in showing honor.
Do not grow slack in zeal,
be fervent in spirit,
serve the Lord.
Rejoice in hope,
endure in affliction,
persevere in prayer.
Contribute to the needs of the holy ones,
exercise hospitality.
Bless those who persecute you,
bless and do not curse them.
Rejoice with those who rejoice,
weep with those who weep.
Have the same regard for one another;
do not be haughty but associate with the lowly.

What great advice. What a great challenge. This time of year, as the daylight gets shorter and the darkness comes too early, let us work together, pray for one another, hold on to what is good, and rejoice in the joy we find in our ministry.