Deacon John Peca passed away on Sunday, November 9, 2014 from pancreatic cancer.
Deacon John and Yolanda came to St. Anthony's in 1990 and began working with our RCIA program. He was instrumental in bringing so many people to the Catholic faith. Many parishioners benefited from his words of wisdom in his preaching.
Deacon John will be missed but his words will carry on for many years to come.
God Bless Deacon John and may he rest in the loving arms of your God.
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Here’s the solution! Pope Francis has a very special devotion to Our Lady Undoer of Knots. Many have never heard of this devotion, but it’s a great one…going all the way back to the second century.
In popular devotion, this image was extended to the Blessed Virgin's intercession for us in Heaven. The knot is a good representation of the results of sin in our spiritual life: As we engage habitually in sin, it becomes harder and harder to return to virtue, just as a knot that is pulled tighter and tighter becomes harder to untie. God's grace, however, offered to us through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, can undo any knot and conquer any sin.
The theology of Mary untying knots goes back to the second century – less than one hundred years after the death of the Apostles. Saint Irenaeus of Lyons wrote “the knot of Eve’s disobedience was loosed by the obedience of Mary. For what the virgin Eve had bound fast through unbelief, this did the virgin Mary set free through faith.” (Adversus haereses, 3, 22) This is one of the earliest examples of describing Mary as the “New Eve.” Eve, standing next to Adam, is the “co-peccatrix” (co-sinner) Mary, standing next to Christ crucified, is the “co-redemptrix” (co-redemptress). This does not mean that Mary directly saves or redeems us. It means that Mary consents and participates in the redemptive action of Christ. Her role is congruent and relative to the condign and absolute role of Christ.
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Members serve as a representative body of the faithful whose focus is on the whole community. Its role is to give counsel, to understand, to reflect carefully and prayerfully, and to seek consensus.
Pastoral Council meetings are usually held on the first Wednesday every month at 7:00 PM. Agendas of the meetings are posted at the entrance of the church. Parishioners are welcomed to speak with the pastoral council during the time on the agenda called Parishioner’s forum.