December 1st starting at 4pm
through 4pm on
Saturday the 2nd, the Cathedral will be
hosting a 24 hour adoration event in which the Blessed
Sacrament will be exposed, and the church open for
anyone to come in and pray. We would love to see a large
turnout, and wanted to extend the invitation to you at
St. Augustine. If possible, we would love for you to
spread word of this to your parishioners in whatever way
you think is best. We've included below a brief message
which can be modified accordingly for bulletins,
announcements, or emails:
"The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
is hosting a 24-hour adoration on Friday,
Dec. 1st at 4pm to Saturday,
Dec. 2nd at 4pm. The church will
be open, and the Blessed Sacrament exposed all night for
adoration. Please consider joining together with the Greater
Richmond area Catholic community in prayer whenever you are
able, and for as long as you wish. For more information,
please go to http://signup.com/go/bNiLFyx or
contact Maria Lang (firstname.lastname@example.org)
of the Cathedral parish evangelization team."
As a side note, in case anyone asks or is concerned, during
the overnight hours there will be a uniformed police officer
Thank you so much for your time and God
for the Sunday Readings
Recommended Websites and Resources
Preparing for the Sunday Readings
Center for Liturgy at St. Louis University:
(*offers some information in Spanish)
St. Francis de Sales
|"Let's Pray the Rosary" Bon Secours St.
Francis Medical Center - volunteers say the Rosary in the Medical Center
Chapel each afternoon Monday through Friday. Volunteers needed one day
each month; broadcast over the Medical Center's TV net so that patients,
their families or friends might participate. Call Dick O'Hallaron
There are presently 70 volunteers and more are needed as some
teams only have one or two people. Prayer intentions are for the
patients, their families, caregivers, and world
are welcome, any time. Use valet parking (It is free, no tipping).
Chapel is on the lobby level. Can't miss it. Rosary is
Monday through Friday the first four weeks of the month. We have a
sign in book. Please sign in. If someone wants Mr.
to contact them, add your phone number or email after the sign in, or
just ask one of the participants to have him contact you.
Pray the Rosary for the conversion
of America and the whole world.
On May 13th, 1917, Our Lady told the three Fatima children to:
"Pray the Rosary every day to obtain peace for the world!"
Imagine how touched She will be to see us all praying the Rosary, all over
the world, begging Her to save the world from so much sin, war, anxiety and
It can happen, if we pray and trust in the power of Our Lady's Rosary.
So, please pray the Rosary for the conversion of America and the
for further study:
Light of the Torah (A Bible Study of the Torah)
The Center for Liturgy Sunday
of the Day
of the Catholic Church
United States Conference of
Catholic Bishops (USCCB)
The Catholic Virginian
Website (Español) -
Lady of Guadalupe
Augustine's reflection on Psalm 109 for our Advent prayer and reflection:
promises are given to us through the Son
decreed a time for making promises
and a time for the promises to be fulfilled. The time for making promises
was the time of the prophets, ending with John the Baptist, the last
prophet. From then until the end is the time for the fulfillment of
is faithful. He has made himself our debtor, not by receiving anything from
us but by promising us so much. The promise alone was not enough for him: he
wanted it in writing, so that he could be held to it, practically entering
into a contract with us that listed the promises he was making. In that way,
when he began to fulfill his promises, we could see the order of their
fulfillment by looking in Scripture. Therefore the time of the prophets was
(as I have said so often) the time of making promises.
promised us eternal salvation and an unending life of blessedness with the
angels, and an imperishable inheritance, the joy of seeing his face, a
dwelling-place with him in heaven, and the fear of death removed from us
through the resurrection. This is, if you like, his ultimate promise. We
look forward to it, and when we reach it, we will want nothing more. But as
to how this final end is to be reached, he has also told us in promises and
has promised to men that they will be like God; to mortals he has promised
immortality; to sinners, righteousness; to the lowly, glory.
brethren, because what God promised seemed incredible to men – that from
mortality, decay, weakness, lowliness, dust and ashes they should become
equals of the angels of God – he did not only sign a contract with them to
convince them. He sent, not just any prince, not just any angel or
archangel, but his only Son. The road by which he was to lead us to the end
he had promised us – through his Son he would show us that road.
so, it was not enough for God to send his Son to point out the way – he
made his Son the way itself, so that we can go on our journey guided by him
as he walks along his own way.
the only Son of God was to come to men, to take on humanity, and thus to
die, to ascend to heaven and sit at the right hand of the father, and so to
fulfill what he had promised among the nations. After that promise to the
nations had been fulfilled, he would fulfill his other promise, to come, to
demand the return of what he had given, to separate the vessels of anger
from the vessels of mercy, to give the wicked what he had threatened and the
righteous what he had promised.
this had to be prophesied and foretold. It had to have its coming announced.
It could not come suddenly and unexpectedly, causing terror and alarm:
people had to be awaiting it with faith.
Pray in solidarity:
It has been said that
if Christians and Jews really understood the full extent of the power
available through prayer, we might be speechless. Did you know that during
WWII there was an adviser to Churchill who organized a group of people who
dropped what they were doing every day at a prescribed hour for one minute
to collectively pray for the safety of England, for its people and for
peace? There is now a group of people organizing the same thing here in
America . If you would like to participate: Every evening at 9:00 PM Eastern
Time (8:00 PM Central) (7:00 PM Mountain) (6:00 PM Pacific), stop whatever
you are doing and spend one minute praying for the safety of the United
States, our troops, our citizens, and for a return to a Godly nation. If you
know others who would like to participate, please pass this along. Our
prayers are the most powerful asset we have. Please forward this to your
of Divine Mercy - information about this devotion
The Image of
How to pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy
in God's Goodness Essential to Prayer
a copy of Virtual Rosary
(The language can be selected under preferences on the menu bar.)
Mother Teresa's Powerful Message
With Missionary of Charity Father Joseph Langford
Archdiocese of Tijuana reported the death of Missionary of Charity Father
Joseph Michael Langford on Wednesday (10/13/10) at 1 a.m.
Joseph Langford was born in Ohio on June 25, 1951, and ordained in Rome on
March 25, 1978.