HOSPITALITY / FELLOWSHIP WEEKEND
NOVEMBER 10 AND 11
Honoring All Our Veterans!
To All the Service Men and Women of this Country, Past and Present, “THANK YOU” for Your Service, Protection and Support!
“ALL ARE WELCOME… MAY ALL WHO COME AS GUESTS LEAVE AS FRIENDS” – Whether you’re a longstanding parishioner, newcomer, or visitor to our parish, you are cordially invited and encouraged to join us after Mass for refreshments and fellowship in the gathering space in the back of church this weekend.
Coffee and… will be served after the 4:30 pm Saturday, and the Sunday Morning Masses. So don’t rush out after Mass, but take a few minutes to say “Hello” and visit with friends and neighbors, and make welcome new members of our parish family. If you see a new face, stop and introduce yourself! Enjoy a cup of coffee or glass of juice and a wide variety of delicious treats. All are welcome!
This weekend, we honor, salute and thank all men and women who have served or are currently serving our country to keep us free and safe.
Prayer for Our Brave Men and Women in the Military Lord, today we remember the brave men and women who have served in their chosen branch of our military – Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard. Their loyal service enables us to walk as free men and women in this great country.
We ask your blessing on those who have previously served. May their service be rewarded in every way. May they gain earthly and heavenly blessings from their unselfish love of country.
We remember those who are currently serving. We pray for your love to lead them and your wisdom to guide them each and every day; and provide them with your protection, your strength, and your peace.
We pray for our wounded military as they deal with physical and emotional wounds that occurred in service to our country. Help them as they seek to gain health, stability and wholeness.
May each of our Veterans feel honored not just today, but every day. May the day soon come when swords are beaten into plowshares, war is studied no more, and all peoples and your world will know peace. Amen.
So today when you meet someone who is serving or has served our country, just lean over and say, “Thank You,” two little words that mean a lot. That’s all most people need, and in most cases, it will mean more than any medals they could have been awarded or were awarded.