A Letter from Fr. John
Powerless Prayer?11-19-2017Fr. John Bonavitacola
Does prayer change anything? That seems to be a question that some are asking in light of the awful massacre at the First Baptist Church in Texas. After such a diabolical mass shooting, many people said things such as, “We send our thoughts and prayers to the families.” Almost immediately, others declared that prayer is useless; after all, they reasoned, if prayer worked, the tragedy would never have occurred, especially in a place where people were praying. Fair enough. I realize that some people were using the tragedy for political purposes to push for more gun control; others seem to have been drinking vinegar for breakfast or had a bad case of hemorrhoids, but others were sincere in their questioning of the efficacy of prayer.READ MORE
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Although all the time slots are now filled to have the statue of Our Lady of Fatima (blessed by Bishop Olmsted) in your home, you, your family and friends are encouraged to gather together to pray the rosary at any time. Praying is a wonderful way to grow together in Christ.