We observe Memorial Day together with our nation.  Mass will be celebrated at 8:30am at St. Julie’s.  We honor and remember the fallen soldiers who have fought for our freedoms.  When you see Old Glory, remember that the red stripes recall the price of liberty, a price that is not paid in full after the War of Independence, but paid in every age.  We are blessed to live in a nation founded upon freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and freedom of assembly.  May the souls of those who have died in the line of duty have their sins forgiven and the grace to share in eternal life.  Watch for Butler County Right to Life in the parade (or march with us!).

In some ways, Memorial Day is considered the beginning of summer; may God keep you safe and good friends bring you fullness of heart.

In our liturgical year, we mark the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity.  Our God is greater than our minds can understand.  He is one.  He is three.  He is holy.  He is Love.  And to think: He wants to share that holiness and love with us.  Draw near to the living God because He has revealed Himself to us.

I will be on vacation June 10-18.  Some parishes’ staff is already stretched thin.  Between medical leaves and vacations a parish office may need to close for one week or two.

So much in society and in the Church depends upon the family.  The Wednesday evenings in July will feature a speaker series on marriage and family.  Look for more details to come.

What a joy to know, love, and serve the Triune God!

In Christ,

Fr. Rob