Mass and Blessing of Roses 2018

St. Therese of Lisieux, nearing the end of her life on earth, exclaimed:  “My mission is about to begin, my mission of making God known and loved. . . I will send a shower of roses upon the earth. . . I will spend my heaven doing good on earth!”  On Sunday, September 30th, we will have the opportunity to experience this shower of ineffable graces and blessings from God, our heavenly Father, as we celebrate the annual Mass and Blessing of Roses.  Today more than ever, we need valiant souls like St. Therese who, following the little way of confidence and love, will reveal to the world the Face of God and his tender mercy!  Who is God?  Therese would respond to us:  GOD IS LOVE, INFINITE LOVE!   We invite you to join us as we celebrate and sing of the mercies of the Lord with our Sister, St. Therese for the Mass and Blessing of Roses.  

 

MASS & BLESSING OF ROSES

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2018 at 2:00 PM

MAIN CELEBRANT: FR. JUDE PETERS, OCD

 

Father Jude Peters, OCD, was born in 1957 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, the son of the late Dr. & Mrs. Robert J. Peters.  Father Jude entered the Discalced Carmelite Order in 1981 from St. Mary Parish, Uniontown (Diocese of Greensburg), where he attended St. Mary School and the Uniontown Area High School.  Upon graduating from St. Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania with a degree in Religious Studies, Father Jude was employed as a teacher of religion in Diocesan High Schools.  He was professed as a Discalced Carmelite Friar in 1983 and completed theological Studies at the Catholic University of America. Father Jude was ordained to the Priesthood in 1989.  He is past president of the National Shrine and Pilgrimage Organization and served as Shrine Director at the National Shrine of Mary Help of Christians–Holy Hill, located in Wisconsin.  (Holy Hill was designated a Minor Basilica by Pope Benedict XVI in 2006.)  Father Jude currently serves as Provincial Superior of the Washington Province of Discalced Carmelites.  

A true devotee and follower of St. Therese, Father Jude will join us on September 30th to share the riches of her spirituality and message.  All are invited to attend the Mass and Blessing of Roses which promises to be a special time of grace and spiritual renewal.

 

 

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