Join in praying a Novena for the Anniversary of Father Greer’s Ordination
Father Greer was ordained on May 17, 1975! Thank you Fr. Greer for the wonderful years of service, dedication and love for our Church! May God Continue to Bless You and Strengthen You Always!
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Hail Mary… Our Father… Glory Be…
Dear Lord Jesus, You have given us a holy priest in Father Greer. We are grateful for the many blessings of this good man who brings us Your holy sacraments of salvation. Father Greer’s hands and prayers bring us Your saving grace in the waters of baptism, Your infinite mercy in forgiving our sins and Your sustaining and saving grace in the most Holy Eucharist.
We pray that he will have a long life with which to bless Your Church and a happy death as he is ushered into Your eternal bliss. Just as Father Greer is there to anoint the dying, grant that he will receive the same grace at his death.
We beg You, Jesus, that this holy priest will be protected from all spiritual and temporal attacks and that his fidelity to the Church and his faith in You will endure, unwavering, until the end. Father in heaven, bless and multiply Father Greer’s ministry so that Your Church will multiply for Your glory and for our salvation.
Please shower this priest with your blessings every day. We praise and thank You, most Holy God, for the gift of Father Greer! We thank You for his years of service and ask You to bless us with many more years with our beloved priest. Amen.
There has been some confusion over the issue of vaccinations for COVID, especially since the introduction of the one shot Johnson and Johnson version. You might remember how in our seminary days moral theology discussions on formal, proximate and remote cooperation with evil, etc. could be quite daunting.
It’s easy to get “lost in the weeds” – and unfortunately some of the guidance coming from USCCB and from some chanceries entail discussions that often do not successfully help lead people out of the weeds resulting in no little confusion.
On ADOM web, Father Cioffi of St. Thomas University offers a helpful and erudite discussion. But the simplest statement on the matter is found below from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
So to the question, can the parish be used as a site for all the currently available vaccinations, the answer is YES.
To the question, should I advise my parishioners to receive any of the three vaccinations available, the answer is also a definite YES.