From the Knights of Columbus
This year, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is again asking the nation’s Catholics and non-Catholics alike to participate in the fourth annual Fortnight for Freedom from June 21 to July 4. This will be a period of prayer, fasting and advocacy to respond to the many threats to religious liberty the United States now faces. We ask our Brother Knights and our parishioners to find out how you can add your voice to this year’s movement in our community.
Council elections will be held on May 18th at the regular monthly meeting beginning at 7:00 PM in Father Farrell Hall. We ask that all Brothers attend. Nominations may be made from the floor at that time. Refreshments will be served after the meeting.
Memorial Day is fast approaching and we are still in need of personal care items for our veterans in the James A Haley VA Medical Center. Items may be dropped off in the social hall of the church.
HAPPILY MARRIED COUPLES: What have you done for your marriage today?Successful marriages don’t work on automatic pilot – at least not for long. Like a garden, they require constant attention: fertilizing, watering, and weeding. Healthy marriages, like gardens, don’t die suddenly. More often they fade away from a gradual lack of attentiveness, letting things slide, taking each other for granted. Join us for a Worldwide Marriage Encounter and discover God’s plan for joy, romance and passion in your marriage. The next Marriage Encounter Weekend is May 29-31 at the Franciscan Retreat Center in Tampa.Contact 813 270-7832 for more information about the weekend or apply on-line at www.wwmetampabay.org (and don’t forget to ask about our reduced application rate!)
Low-Income Floridians Continue to Suffer due to a Lack of Access to Quality Health Care
Florida lawmakers will be deciding in June whether to expand health care coverage to close to a million low-income, working Floridians. Our community has a responsibility to ensure accessible, quality health care for all. Please take action by sending a message to your state legislators, urging them to extend health coverage to uninsured, low-income Floridians. https://www.votervoice.net/FCC/Campaigns/40806/Respond