The 46th President of our country was sworn in on Wednesday in a peaceful ceremony (thank God). Only the second Catholic President of the United States (and the first one to be named after St Joseph our diocese’s patron), Pope Francis sent his blessing for greater “understanding, reconciliation and peace.” As President Biden was being sworn in, St John Vianney offered Mass asking God that the new President “always revering you and striving to please you, he may constantly secure and preserve for the people entrusted to his care the freedom that comes from civil peace.” Whether we voted for him or not, it is a Christian duty to pray for our civic leaders in the grave responsibility given them “so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity” (1 Tim 2:2).
The Annual Diocesan Appeal (ADA) kicks off this weekend. Consider the testimony of our parishioners at this weekend’s Masses. Join us in two weeks on the Vianney Show to hear about the SJV Stewardship plan. Our SJV School Open House is in two weeks. Consider inviting families to Catholic education.
St. John Vianney, pray for us!