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  • From Fr. Ralph

    March 1, 2024
     
    O God, author of every mercy and of all goodness,
    who in fasting, prayer and almsgiving
    have shown us a remedy for sin,
    look graciously on this confession of our lowliness,
    that we, who are bowed down by our conscience,
    may always be lifted up by your mercy.
     
    (Collect for the Third Sunday of Lent)
     
    My Dear and Precious Friends,
     
    Almost 40 years ago, when I was a young, newly ordained priest, I had the joy of working closely with our Children’s Liturgy program at Saint Gall Parish. This was before the advent of wireless microphones, so I used a very, very long microphone cord to make my way up and down the church aisles to ask the youngsters questions that would help them to focus on the scriptures of the Mass. I decided to see how well our children knew the Ten Commandments. I just wanted to see how many of the Commandments they could name, not necessarily in any particular order and certainly not necessarily by number. As each Commandment was brought out by one of the youngsters, my desire was see if we could change it from a negative commandment, “thou shalt not”, and turn it into a positive commandment, “thou shalt”. One young man was waving his arm frantically to get my attention, and his mother and father were beaming with great pride to see their son so eager to contribute to my peripatetic efforts. Their beaming with pride quickly turned to red faced embarrassment when their son said: “Thou shalt not jump on the living room sofa!” The church erupted with laughter and I, in an effort to diffuse the moment, simply said, “Good for you! ...Read More>
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    PARISH OF SAINT JOHN NEUMANN
    17951 Dixie Highway
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