Once again, the sun shone down on our 13th Annual 5K Fun Run/Walk and Spaghetti Dinner. For some it must have been a hot day but for others it was a good day to be out and running. The great weather brought out more than 300 runners and walkers.
Thank you so much to our co-chairs Bonnie Danic and Jim Soter, they along with their spouses John and Patty did an excellent job, and I cannot thank them enough for their willingness to help the parish in this way. It takes in lot of time and efforts to have a successful event and year after year our co-chairs do it. Everything was well-run and organized, and they put a lot of work in behind the scenes to make sure that we had a great day for the parish.
A huge thank you to our great team of volunteers, as well as all our sponsors. Without the help of all of you who stepped up to help in different ways, it wouldn’t have been as successful as it was. This event has been growing year after year and it has been a wonderful opportunity to bring the parish, school and the neighborhood community together. Thank you so much to everyone who, once again, made this event a huge success.
A Prayer for Our Church
Heavenly Father, In every age, you have been our refuge. Yet again and still, we stand before you asking for your protection on your holy Church.
For the victims of abuse and their families, pour out your healing and your peace.
For the Bishops of this country, continue to inspire their decisions, and guide them with your Spirit.
For the thousands of good and faithful priests, who have followed your call to serve you and your people in holiness, sustain them by your grace.
For the faithful who are angry, confused, and searching for answers, embrace them with your love, restore their trust, console them with your clear Gospel message, and renew them with your sacraments.
We place our Church in your hands, for without you we can do nothing.
May Jesus, our High Priest and true compass, continue to lead her in every thought and action – to be an instrument of justice, a source of consolation, a sacrament of unity, and a manifestation of your faithful covenant.
Grant this through that same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. (From FDLC.org)