THE PASTOR’S DESK
By Fr. Terry Kerner
I had a
bit of a scare a week and a half ago at the end of our
Parish Finance Council meeting when I experienced a “cardiac
event” and was rushed to Beaumont Oakwood. After what
seemed like countless tests and endless examination, I
experience the proverbial heart catherization. The
cardiologist located the problem-a severely obstructed
artery. The necessary stent was implanted allowing for
proper blood flow. I feel better though encouraged by the
doctors to go a little easier for a week or two. Thank God
Fr. Gary’s knee surgery has been postponed and he is
able to celebrate many of the liturgies. Please keep me in
your prayer as I hold you in mine.
weekend we, of course, celebrate the Beatification of Fr.
Casey-Detroit’s hometown saint. Many parishioners have
had firsthand experience with Father Solanus from years
ago. Others have stories of miracles and positive stories
that they attribute to his intervention. It is good to
share these stories with family members and friends. In
this age of cynicism and doubt, hearing testimonies of
minor miracles and prayers answered might be what
evangelization is all about. Let us celebrate the holiness
in our midst, not just at Ford Field this weekend, but in
our homes and parishes everyday!
good week and a Happy Thanksgiving.
gracious Lord, we give you thanks for your
generosity to us.
you for the blessings of the food we eat.
you for our home, our family and friends.
you for our health, our work and our play.
send hope to those who are hungry,
sick, suffering war and violence.
our hearts to your love.
ask your blessing through Christ you Son.
Mary Cronk Farell