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From Our Pastor
14th Sunday of Ordinary Time/2015
GOOD CITIZENS STILL EXIST
Dear Parishioners and Friends,
Like many homes throughout the region during the storm on June 23rd, Fr. Richard Regan’s home was hit by a fallen tree. The large tree landed in front of the front door so when the doorbell rang about thirty minutes after the storm had passed, Fr. Richard and his mother were a bit dumbfounded — who could have made their way through the thick tangle of branches and leaves? To his surprise, when he opened the door, Fr. Richard told me he found two small 12 year old boys standing there. “What can I do for you?” he asked. To his utter amazement, they said, “We just wanted to make sure you were okay.”
I can’t think of a more wonderful story to tell on this Fourth of July weekend. What a great example those two kids are of good citizenship, of neighbor looking out after neighbor, people caring for the common good — the good of others. It is exactly that kind of unselfish concern that makes a community, and a country, great! Let’s all be good, faithful citizens!
I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday weekend. May we all be safe and respectful on the roads. May we never take for granted the freedom we enjoy!