Independence Day, Thursday, July 4, parish offices will be closed, and we will celebrate one Mass only, at 9 a.m. Remember: The Church affirms the dignity of every human person without exception; it also affirms our duty to stand up for that dignity. Please join us this Independence Day to begin the day with thanksgiving for the gifts God so generously bestows on us, and to pray for the courage to defend our right to religious liberty. As the Declaration of Independence states, “… all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.” Also, please note that due to a shortage of priests, Our Lady of the Lakes at Redfeather will NOT offer Mass 5 p.m., Sat., July 13.

What is your favorite “wearing ashes in public” story?
Reminder: There is still time to make it to one of our Ash Wednesday Masses at 5:15 or 7 p.m. (Graphic by Fr. Steven Voss.)