Commemorating September 11

09-05-2021Weekly ReflectionFr. John C. Granato

My Dear Friends,

This Saturday we will commemorate that awful day of September 11, 2001 (9/11). It is difficult to grasp for many people today the importance of that day, twenty years ago. Most young children do not remember much from early years, so most of the people who remember this day are pretty much at least thirty years old, which leaves a large part of the population not aware of the gravity and severity and danger that we were facing as a country on that day.

It was with that in mind that I am offering a Mass this Saturday at 9:00am to commemorate that day so that we will not forget. After the Mass we will offer refreshments in the hall as well as offering the spiritual nourishment of the Blessed Sacrament as we have time for Eucharistic Adoration from the end of Mass to the beginning of the 4 pm Mass. Our world is becoming progressively more violent as the years go by, and the sad reality is that there could be another attack on our country from terrorist sleeper cells that are currently residing in the United States. We need to pray that our country’s leaders are vigilant in seeking them out and protecting the innocent life that is always targeted by terrorist actions. It is precisely during these times of violence and strife and impending war, both domestic and foreign, that we need to turn to God and our Lord Jesus Christ and the prayers of all the saints in heaven. God bless you, and God bless America.