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( Not a )Quote from Pope Francis – darn! but I still like it!

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I love this and had to share it!

4:23 pm….JUST FOUND THAT THIS IS NOT FROM POPE FRANCIS but I like it anyhow.

“We need saints without cassocks, without veils – we need saints with jeans and tennis shoes. We need saints that go to the movies that listen to music, that hang out with their friends. We need saints that place God in first place ahead of succeeding in any career. We need saints that look for time to pray every day and who know how to be in love with purity, chastity and all good things. We need saints – saints for the 21st century with a spirituality appropriate to our new time. We need saints that have a commitment to helping the poor and to make the needed social change.

We need saints to live in the world, to sanctify the world and to not be afraid of living in the world by their presence in it. We need saints that drink Coca-Cola, that eat hot dogs, that surf the internet and that listen to their iPods. We need saints that love the Eucharist, that are not afraid or embarrassed to eat a pizza or drink a beer with their friends. We need saints who love the movies, dance, sports, theater. We need saints that are open sociable normal happy companions. we need saints who are in this world and who know how to enjoy the best in this world without being callous or mundane. We need saints.”

Our converts need our prayers…

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Especially NOW! 

It is so important for us to remember to pray and fast for our brothers and sisters who are about to come into full communion with the church on this Easter Vigil.  These days leading up to the Vigil are probably the most intense for them.

I have been blessed to sponsor a few amazing people into the church:

*Casey*  *Sheri *  *Denise*  *Michelle*

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…and I know from past experience that this is the time when the devil will start to discourage, rob them of their joy and mess with their heads.  Please join me in prayer for all of them!  Those you know personally, those entering from your home parish and those around the entire world.

And, while we are at it, let’s pray for the Church and our Pope.  With yesterday’s stunning news out of the Vatican, all I can think of is pray, pray, pray.

Happy Fat Tuesday everyone!