The Parish will welcome Rev. John Sullivan, a missionary of Our Lady of La Salette, to celebrate Masses and speak to parishioners on August 8-9. The Missionaries of Our Lady of La Salette minister to people of every race, language, culture, and way of life–beginning at their shrine in France where the Blessed Mother appeared in 1846. Her final words to the children, Maximin and Melanie, were “Well, my children, you will make this known to all my people,” echoing Jesus’ Gospel mandate. It is little wonder that the La Salette Congregation has always been mission orientated. When called upon by the Vatican to preach in foreign lands, they eagerly responded. This spirit brought them to the poor in Angola, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Haiti, India, Madagascar, Myanmar, the Phillipines, and many other countries.
A special collection will be scheduled on these days to support this proud and accomplished organization. With your help, the Missionaries will continue to provide spiritual and financial assistance to mission countries as they bring God’s reconciling message to the poor.