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Encountering God In Daily Life
Personal Stories about Encounters with God
Healed at Mass At Mass on Sunday, January 19, I realized I had been having difficulty with a shooting pain going from the back of my right knee upward. The pain had become steadily worse with each passing day. Climbing stairs had become painful and difficult. I was afraid of a blood clot. I had told myself that morning that it was time to investigate the problem with my doctor.
I processed up the aisle to receive Our Lord in Holy Communion, I began to cry. I knew I was experiencing "the gift of tears" from the Holy Spirit. Embarrassed for crying, I told myself to "pull it together".
By the time I reached my pew after Holy Communion, I realized that they pain in the back of my leg was gone! I tried to be discreet while standing for the final blessing by not swinging my leg back, forward, and sideways too wildly in my excitement and amazement. The pain was gone! The pain has not returned.
Thank you Holy Spirit, for all of Your blessings to us, known and unknown!
Rosemarie Millican (Rosie)
If you have had an experience of God, we want to hear about it! Please contact the rectory so we can add it to the bulletin and the website!
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CCD begins on Sept 13th at 9:30 AM. If your child or grandchild does not attend SS Philip & James School and would like to take part in CCD classes, please print the form and return it to the Parish Office. We hope to see you Sunday!
Welcome to our new Learning Corner where we will talk about different aspects of the Catholic Faith or Mass each week. On our first installment we feature Brother Casey, as he explains the introductory rites of the Mass. You can either scan the QRL code below with your camera on your phone (it will then open up the video in YouTube) or you can click the link below.
Come Join Us our next meeting is August 14 at 7 p.m.! Call Regina Roach for details. 330-323-5272 The Knitting and Crocheting Group is always working on various service projects. Recently they are focusing on a few specific projects and would love your help.
First Service Project: Red Scarf Project Foster Care To Success
When children graduate and go off to college, they often receive care packages from home. Foster children have aged out of the foster program by the time they head off to college and often have no one to send them care packages. The Red Scarf Project - Foster Care to Success sends care packages to these college students three times a year. The red scarves are included in the Valentine's Day package.
Scarves may be knitted or crocheted and can be any shade of red. They may also include other colors as long as the primary color is red. Dimensions should be 60 inches long and 5-8 inches wide. The organization is based out of North Olmstead Ohio.
The scarves must be received by the organization between September 1st and December 15th.
Second and Third Service Projects: Knit or Crochet Hats for Newborns, Children, Adolescents, Adults.
Hats for Adolescents and Adults will be provided to the Calvary Mission in downtown Canton.
Hats for Newborns and Children will be provided to Akron Children's Medical Center.
Hats for newborns and children should be made with 100% acrylic, to prevent allergic reactions.
R.C.I.A. Interested in learning more about our Catholic faith? Classes are open to any Catholic interested in learning more about his or her faith, as well as any non-Catholic interested in learning about the Catholic Church. There is never any pressure put on anyone to become Catholic; that is a work of the Holy Spirit in a person’s soul. If you know anyone interested in the Catholic faith, please invite him or her to the classes. If you plan to attend, or if you have any questions, please call Fr. Kevin at 330.854.2332.
Holy Hour Holy Hour. Just one hour with Jesus. The time goes by so fast. There are two book cases in the Peace Chapel. One holds mostly Bibles and references. The other is an assortment of works, from different cenfuries, written for different audiences. I read because that way I won't fall asleep, and imagine myself being chided by Jesus, "Could you not stay awake with me for one hour?" Though there are times when, without a book to read, I have slept. When the words from a book leap out at me, I pause and meditate on what they say. I repeat the words out loud, quietly, and let them sink in deeply. The Imitation of Christ. a book which inspired St. Therese, the Little Flower, written between "1478-7427 by Thomas a' Kempis, sits on the shelf. About 10 books down is one of Matthew Kelly's newer books, written within the past five years. At Holy Hour, you never know what book you will find, or which book will find you. It will be the right book. How do I know? Because the books that find me answer the questions that only God knows I asked. And when that happens, which is often, I am reminded that I am not alone in the chapel. And I am tremendously humbled. Never think for one second that you aren't holy enough to make a Holy Hour. Never think that those who seem more saintly than you belong there, rather than you. Holy Hour changes people. It changes their thinking; it changes their lives. And where else can you get the answers to questions that only God knows you asked? Try it. Make a Holy Hour. Karen Nelsen
Prayer for Our Parish (As Composed by Parish Council)
Heavenly Father, You have called each of us to be a member of SS. Philip & James Parish. Here we unite in worship, and are sent forth to share Your love and make disciples. Lord, we long for our parish to be so on fire that we draw people to You. Empower us with Your Holy Spirit as we strive to work together in this most important mission. Please make our parish amazing, through Your infinite power and grace.