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March 7, 2018 MEMORIAL OF PERPETUA AND FELICITY, MARTYRS

March 7, 2018
MEMORIAL OF PERPETUA AND FELICITY, MARTYRS
Service is the only security

Not even the deepest, fiercest parental love can secure the future of loved ones or keep them from harm. Take Perpetua, a young mother still nursing, and her pregnant servant Felicity, who were both threatened with martyrdom in third-century North Africa but determined to remain faithful; or Perpetua’s father who tried to persuade her to renounce Christianity in order to save her. What parents and children can always do, however, like the Master, is to serve one another by the example of our own fidelity.

Today’s readings:Deuteronomy 4:1, 5-9; Matthew 5:17-19 (239).

“I have come not to abolish but to fulfill.”

Prepare the Word

Rick Pilger

Father Pilger, I.C. was born in Canton, Illinois and was ordained at St. John’s Seminary, Wonersh, England in December 1978. He joined the Blessed Sacrament Parish in August 1995, coming here from Sacred Heart Parish in Bradenton Florida. After 22 years as Parochial Vicar, he was appointed Pastor by Bishop Gregory Parkes in June 20, 2017.

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