Call to Holiness: May

Scripture Focus:

  • John 13:  “As I have loved you, so also should you love one another.”

    "This is how all will know that you are my disciples. If you have love for one another.”

Catholic Social Teaching:

The Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers

The economy must serve people, not the other way around. Work is more than a way to  make a living; it is a form of continuing participation in God’s creation. If  the dignity of work is to be protected, then the basic rights of workers must  be respected--the right to productive work, to decent and fair wages, to the  organization and joining of unions, to private property, and to economic  initiative.

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Monthly Challenge:

  • At your next meal me with family or friends, identify someone who you think is brave or a hard worker
  • We can seek righteousness through our faith, belief and dependence on God. Challenge yourself to pray daily for strength and dependence on God and to grow closer to the Holy Spirit. Ask God to show you his plan and will for you each day

Saint of the Month:

St. Oscar Romero, Martyr

Óscar Romero (August 15, 1917 – March 24, 1980), commonly known as Monseñor Romero, was a priest of the Roman Catholic Church in El Salvador. He later became prelate archbishop of San Salvador.

As an archbishop, he witnessed numerous violations of human rights and began a ministry speaking out on behalf of the poor and victims of the country's civil war. His brand of political activism was denounced by the government of El Salvador. In 1980, he was assassinated by gunshot while consecrating the Eucharist during Mass. His death finally provoked international outcry for human rights reform in El Salvador.

In 1997, a cause for beatification and canonization into sainthood was opened for Romero and Pope John Paul II bestowed upon him the title of Servant of God, and he was canonized by Pope Francis on October 14, 2018.  He is considered the unofficial patron saint of the Americas and El Salvador.