“Never read books you aren’t sure about . . . even supposing that these bad
books are very well written from a literary point of view. Let me ask you
this: Would you drink something you knew was poisoned just because it was
offered to you in a golden cup?”
You may be sure that the progress you make in spiritual things will be in
proportion to the degree of your withdrawal from self-love and concern for
your own welfare.
Fr Barr is giving a talk on the Bible and the Catholic Teachings based on a letter placed on the windshields after the 10;30 Mass a month ago. Jesus is calling us to learn more about the faith and be able to “Venerate the Lord, that is, Christ in your hearts. Should anyone ask you the reason for this hope of yours, be ever ready to reply, but speak gently and respectfully. Keep your conscience clear, so that, whenever you are defamed, those who libel your way of life in Christ may be shamed” (1 Peter 3:15-16). Come and larn more about the beauty of the Catholic faith and why we do the starnge things we do.
The talk will be given Saturday, January 25 at 10:30am in the Holy Family Community Center. 725 State Ave, Freeport IL. All are welcome.
We have reservations for two shows at the Fireside Dinner Theatre this year. Our first show is “JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT” on Wednesday, October 7. The second show is the Holiday show, “HOLIDAY INN,” which we will see on Wednesday, December 2.
Many performances for both of these show are already sold out. I encourage you to make reservations early, as it is not likely that I will be able to add to our number. As soon as all contracts are completed, we will have full details and pricing in the bulletin. If you have any questions, contact Mary Koppi at 815-232-4687.
Catholic Schools Week begins next Sunday, January 26 and continues until February 1. Please keep all of our students in your prayers!