Please continue to pray for our pastoral region.  The work that God wants to accomplish through each one of us begins in prayer.  I invite you to consider saying the following prayer each day (thank you to those who have been doing so for two years already):

Father, thank you for this world that you have made and the life you have given me.  Thank you for sending your Son to be our Savior.  Thank you for the grace of the Holy Spirit to help me overcome my sins and failings and to live more fully as your son or daughter.

Together with my brothers and sisters in Christ of the Hamilton Catholic Pastoral Region, I ask you to strengthen us in faith, hope, and charity, and to guide us as we seek to draw others closer to You.  Use us to show the healing presence and mercy of Jesus to the people in and around Hamilton.  Help us to love them as you love them.

Never deprive us of your grace and assistance. Amen.

Welcome back to our students at St. Joseph who return to school on Thursday.  Badin has already started their next great year.

What a joy to know, love, and serve the good God.