Please pray for the healing and well being Monsignor Calkins, who broke his leg doubly in an icy fall during the recent winter storms in the mid south. May the Archangel Raphael watch over him, and all the ill in our Parish, leading them ever closer to healing, in Jesus Christ. Monsignor does not have a cast on, and is using a walker to get around (in therapy, of course.)
Lesson from the Epistle of St. Paul to the Romans
Brethren: We have gifts differing according to the grace that has been given us, such as prophecy to be used according to the proportion of faith; or ministry, in ministering; or he who teaches, in teaching; he who exhorts, in exhorting; he who gives, in simplicity; he who presides, with carefulness; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness. Let love be without pretense. Hate what is evil, hold to what is good. Love one another with honor. Be not slothful in zeal; be fervent in spirit, serving the Lord, rejoicing in hope. Be patient in tribulation, persevering in prayer. Share the needs of the saints, practicing hospitality. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice; weep with those who weep. Be of one mind towards one another. Do not set your mind on high things but condescend to the lowly.