Daily Reflection

Daily Reflection:
Sunday, August 2

My Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
This “Daily Reflection” is #139! I have offered a daily reflection since March 17, 2020.
It has been a real pleasure and honor to do this, and in the process, because of your responses, so many of us have been able to remain connected to each other.
These reflections have helped me and I hope they have provided meaning for you in these difficult days.
With that being said, this will be my last “Daily Reflection”, as I now make the transition to beginning the five-month Retreat: “My Journey: To A Deeper Understanding of Systemic Racism.”
I am so grateful that 130 people are making this journey with me!!
My first email to all those making this journey with me will be on Monday, August 3.
If you would like to join me for the five-month retreat, there is still time…just reply to this message or email me at MichaelR@stmoside.org .
Also, I wanted to inform you that I am waiting for a date for more spinal surgery. It will happen sometime in August. When I know the date, the Parish will be informed.
During that time, I will be away “from the altar” but will still be “navigating the ship from home.”
Your prayers will be appreciated!
I will close out my “Daily Reflections” (#139) with this prayer to St. Corona, the Patroness of Epidemic Victims:
--Fr. Mike
Lord Jesus Christ,
You came into this world for our salvation.
Look kindly on us now, we pray,
that we, and all those who serve You,
might be kept safe from this epidemic.
Heal those who are sick,
comfort the suffering,
bring back those who have gone astray,
and above all, increase our faith, O Lord.
Give us the grace to follow You and,
like the martyr, St. Corona, who gave
her life for the love of You,
to take up our crosses daily without fear or hesitation.
Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God,
have mercy on us and on the whole world.
St. Corona, patroness of epidemic victims, pray for us!

-- Sophia Institute Press www.SophiaInstitute.com

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The Larger Church
Solutions for Change FarmBox

We hope you are doing well during this turbulent time. Many of us have been "thrown for a loop" the past couple of months from COVID-19, but the good news is, we are learning to find a way forward, and slowly but surely, able to see the light at the end of the tunnel. We want you to know that we have a special place in our heart for your church and the people you serve, and we hope everyone is safe, happy, and healthy. 
As you may or may not know, our Solutions for Change has a farm! Solutions Farms provides work development training for the formerly homeless families in our program and funds the transformation of these families. 
Pre-Covid, we sold our lettuce to local restaurants. Unfortunately, with business shut downs, we lost these accounts, and a valuable source of funding for our program. We needed to get creative, so we quickly pivoted, partnering with local fruit and vegetable farmers to come out with our own CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Box - Solutions FarmBox!
Solutions FarmBox delivers organic fruits and vegetables straight to your front door. The box includes our 100% organic spring mix with local farm fresh veggies and fruit such as avocados, apples, oranges, tomatoes, zucchinis, spinach, strawberries etc.
To continue to serve those in need, we offer this CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) box for purchase on our website, and 100% of the proceeds go towards solving family homeless at Solutions for Change. 
If you would like to purchase a box click here .
If you do not want a box but would like to support Solutions for Change, click here .

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