Over the last several months many people, both in Church and outside, have complained about this election and agonized over their choices. Believe me, I too feel anxious about the future. In these moments, all of us have to remind ourselves that only God can save us. We need to remember the words of the Poet Robert Barrett Browning: “God is in His heaven; all is right with the world.” We need to put our trust in the power of prayer. We need to echo the sentiment of Lord Tennyson who wrote: “More things are wrought by prayer than the world dreams of.”
As we draw closer to Election Day, I would like to talk about how we should approach our voting choices. I am not here to tell you whom you should vote for. I want you to consider the following as you prepare for your personal decision.
On October 20th the Church celebrates the feast of St Paul of the Cross, an Italian saint, who founded the Passionists today numbering around 2,200. As our parish continues to grow and develop, we would like to express our sincere gratitude to the Passionists who started our parish and cared for it for several years. As part of our Parish Transformation process we have been delving into the history of our parish and it is fascinating to discover certain historical details of our past. We owe much to St Paul of the Cross who is not only our patron and protector but also our model of holiness. I invite our entire parish to celebrate this feast remembering our patron and praying to him.
Born in India to deeply-committed Catholic parents, Fr Britto is one of seven children. He joined the Salesians of Don Bosco as a young man and was ordained a priest in 1981.
After he completed his priestly formation and his early education in India, he came to the US for his graduate degree in Journalism at...Read more...