From the Desk of Deacon Richard… May 3, 2015

fatima-maryIf I told you there was a genuinely Catholic program that exists for the sole purpose (or maybe I should say soul purpose) of helping you live an authentically Catholic life and so become the best version of yourself, would you be interested? If I told you there was a holy priest whose goal was to help as many souls as possible find their way to sainthood, would you want to be among those called?

Saint Thomas Aquinas taught that three things were necessary for the salvation of man: “to know what he ought to believe; to know what he ought to desire; and to know what he ought to do.” This is the simple beginning of the road to sainthood. People tend to overcomplicate things: the path is narrow; it might not be easy… but it is not complex. It involves overcoming base desires and embracing the spiritual disciplines that guide us on the path to salvation.

Pray. That is the most important. Pray always. It is through prayer that we become closer to God, and that is how we become holy. A perfect Mass is perfect prayer; Mass brings us to God as it brings God to us. God desires our salvation; we must desire it also. God is working for our salvation; it should come as little surprise that we must work for it, also.

The goal of Operation Morningstar is the salvation of souls through helping people live authentically Catholic lives. Do you want to be among those called?

Dcn. Richard

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