Some say that people today are losing, or perhaps have already lost, a capacity to be deeply moved by human suffering. The kind of world we live in inevitably has a numbing effect on the human spirit. One hour with a newspaper or thirty minutes in front of the television exposes one to an overwhelming amount of tragedy. Day in and day out, we are served a steady diet of war, murder, terrorism, kidnapping, rape, robbery, and torture. The more we see of man’s inhumanity to man, the less we seem to be shocked by it. Then we come to […]
Do you recall several years ago reading about an 18-month old girl, Jessica McClure, who had tumbled down an abandoned well shaft? Nobody knew how she managed to fall through an 8-inch, coffee-can size opening into the 22-foot shaft in the hard rock. For 58 desperate hours people rallied round and literally clawed their way to rescue her while the eyes of the nation prayerfully watched the effort. When, finally, a paramedic emerged with the child, there were shouts of joy and thanksgiving. Someone held a banner and the cameras relayed its message to the nation: “Stop weeping, America, Jessica […]
Kick off the holiday season at the Ladies’ Guild Holiday Boutique Sip & Shop on Friday, November 16th in the Annunciation Gym from 7 – 10 pm. Entry will be $10 for Ladies’ Guild members and $20 for non-Ladies’ Guild members. Light dinner and drinks will be served. Please enter through the playground doors – and remember that many vendors will only accept cash or checks.
Congratulations to the winners for our Annual Parish Raffle! First Prize: Mr. & Mrs. Michael Petti Second Prize: Mr & Mrs. Brian Byrne Third Prize: Mrs. William O’Dea Fourth Prize: Jean Rooney & the Granger family Fifth Prize: Mr. & Mrs. Michael Cusack Thank you to everyone who participated!