October 1: A Note from the Pastor on the Feast of St. Therese of Lisieux

On this Feast of the Little Flower, St. Therese, I want all of you to know that I remain deeply grateful for your prayers and your loving support. As you have probably heard, the recent surgery was successful, thank the Lord! My post-surgery recovery is, according to the surgeon, ahead of schedule and I am recovering my strength and stamina very well. I look forward to a return to Mass on the weekend of October 10-11! A little more sobering is the news from one of the oncologists that they are recommending a second treatment of chemotherapy. This is still “in the works,” but if it were to happen it would be with my long-term health in mind. The surgery, again, was entirely successful (and I thank you for praying me through it), but a second round of chemo would be a precaution against any return of the cancer. Please pray for wisdom as this decision gets made.
Please join me in praying today and throughout October: “St. Therese, whom Almighty God has raised up to aid and inspire the human family, we implore your help and intercession. You are so powerful in obtaining every need of body and spirit from the Heart of God. Please carry out your promises of spending heaven doing good on earth. Little Flower, give us your childlike faith, to see the face of God in the people and experiences of our lives, and to love God with full confidence. We ask this in the name of Jesus, who lives and reigns forever and ever. Amen.”

For much more on the Little Flower: https://www.franciscanmedia.org/saint-theresa-of-the-child-jesus/


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