New Lector Schedule

lector_workbook_2015The new Lector Schedule has been sent to you via eMail. If you have not received it, you can download it here. Please Fr. Finelli know if you have a new eMail address or telephone number.

Also, please pick up the new Workbook for Lectors in the sacristy. Be sure to take the one with your name on it.

Download the Lector Schedule here.

Tough day? Read this story.

As ISIS approached, a seminarian took the Blessed Sacrament from the church and fled  

Iraqi SeminarianBombs are falling and the sound of the explosion is sending shock and fear into the hearts of the people. Amid the sound of crying and frenzied activity, people pack up what belongings they can carry and make off into the night.

In the midst of it all stands Martin Baani, a 24-year-old seminarian. It’s dawning on him that this is Karamlesh’s last stand.

For 1,800 years, Christianity has had a home in the hearts and minds of the people of this village so full of antiquity. Now that era is about to be brought to a calamitous end; Islamic State are advancing.

Martin’s mobile phone rings: a friend stammers out the news that the nearby town of Telkaif has fallen to “Da’ash” – the Arabic name for Islamic State.  Karamlesh would surely be next.

Martin dashes out of his aunt’s house, where he is staying, and heads for the nearby St Addai’s Church. He takes the Blessed Sacrament, a bundle

Read the rest of the story here.