Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Blessed John Henry Newman wrote the song "Onward Christian Soldiers" which I first heard over the PA system during the sole year that I attended public school. The tune from that hymn seems to match the pace of our activity this month.
March certainly soldiers on. At one time our US Presidents' inaugurations took place on March 4th--as they "marched forth" leading our nation. For us Paulines March is a rush in that our schedules are bursting at the seams with holy activity! Today we have a skilled volunteer who is preparing all of the back orders for our new St. Paul Sunday and Daily Missals.
Last night we were present at St. Agnes Parish in Sellersville, PA at the parish mission. Several people took advantage of our display to stock up on spiritual reading for themselves. A religious education teacher was delighted to purchase the book, "The Kids Book of Prayers About All Sorts of Things." One of her students had purchased it during the weekend. The teacher found a prayer that lent itself well to her class on preparation for First Reconciliation.
On Saturday, March 10, all the catechists of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will meet at Archbishop Carroll High School in Radnor, PA. We will be present with a display of books and media resources in English and Spanish.
This coming weekend, March 10 and 11th, we will have book and media displays at all the Masses at St. Vincent's in Richboro, PA. You will find St. Vincent's at 654 Hatboro Road in Richboro, PA 18954. The church office phone is
On Sunday evening, March 11th, Sister Mary Peter will give a Lenten presentation on Reparation at St. Mary's Church in Schwenksville, PA. And on Wednesday evening the Sisters will give an Introduction to St. Paul once again in Schweknsville.