On this Labor Day weekend, when we rest from our usual labors, loving Father, we pray for all who shoulder the tasks of human labor—in the marketplace, in factories and offices, in the professions, and in family living. We thank you, Lord, for the gift and opportunity of work; may our efforts always be pure of heart, for the good of others and the glory of your name. We lift up to you all who long for just employment and those who work to defend the rights and needs of workers everywhere. May those of us who are now retired always remember that we still make a valuable contribution to our Church and our world by our prayers and deeds of charity. May our working and our resting all give praise to you until the day we share together in eternal rest with all our departed in your Kingdom as you live and reign Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen
(adapted by Robert Bender)
The Parish Office will be closed on Monday, September 1st, Labor Day.
We will resume our normal business hours on Tuesday, September 2nd.
ARE YOU SOMEONE OR DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO…
- Has expressed an interest in becoming Catholic?
- Has a child over the age of seven who has not been baptized?
- Was baptized Catholic as a child, but has not celebrated the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist?
We offer an opportunity to come together in a small group to learn more about our faith. Sessions focus on the teachings and experience of Church and prepare individuals to celebrate the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist during the Easter season. There are separate sessions for children or youth. You are welcome to participate in the process with your questions, your insights and your faith story in a warm accepting setting. For information please contact Charlie Martinez at 909-599-1243 ext. 140 or at Charlie@hnmparish.org
Thursday Morning Bible Study
Join us for Thursday morning bible study beginning September 4, 2014, at 9:30am in the Day Chapel for a lively discussion of biblical themes of the Old Testament. “Israel’s Story” is a bible study series that explores Old Testament history, theology, and stories, from the creation accounts of Genesis to the fall of the Northern Kingdom. The goal of this series is to provide participants with a good overview of how ancient Israel understood its relationship to God, its history, its beliefs, and its hopes, as documented in the Old Testament. For more information, please call Charlie at 909-599-1243 ext. 140.
St. Vincent de Paul is sponsoring “BUNDLE SUNDAY” on September 21st. Please bring usable CLEAN clothing, linens and small household items to the truck in the parking lot between 8 AM—2:00 PM. Bring nothing ahead of time, and please do not leave anything at the church. For donations of furniture and large appliances call for home pick-up at (323) 224-6280 or (800) 97HELP1.