Sunday, March 6, 2011

Faithful Citizenship - March 6, 2011

In the Catechism of the Catholic Church it reads, "The Last Judgment will reveal even to its furthest consequences the good each person has done or failed to do (remember how we start each Mass, "I confess to Almighty God…..") during his earthly life: …..He will turn towards those at His left hand: "I placed my poor little ones on earth for you….my members on earth were in need….But you have placed nothing in their hands; therefore you have found nothing in my presence."

The Catholic Church seems to be awakening from a long slumber to become more visible and insistent about helping the poor and homeless. There are a number of initiatives being supported at the legislature concerning these issues. Please call your Senator and Representative and tell them that the time has come to sort through the issues that place people in tents at the beaches and on the narrow strips along the sidewalks.

Here at Resurrection of the Lord, your Pastoral Council has voted on a goal for this year of increasing the amount of non-perishable food collected. Father will be announcing this effort at all Masses this weekend; and the program, "Here the Hungry Find Plenty," will begin on Ash Wednesday. The goal is to have each family bring a food item each week. Please read the announcement on the back of this article and post it in a handy place where you can be reminded of this effort when you grocery shop. Currently our donations are divided between Our Lady of Good Counsel in Pearl City and Sacred Heart in Waianae. Depending on the success of this drive, we may be able to consider helping others. Please make your thoughts on this known.

Gotta go boot up my hard drive! Aloha--- Mary B

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