Today is the feast day of St. Monica who is best known as the mother of St. Augustine. Not a bad way to be known. She was a mother of two children and had an adulterous husband, all who she prayed for constantly until their conversion. She is the patron saint of alcoholics, difficult marriages, wives and mothers.
Her feast day reminds us of being patient and constant in prayer, plus the power of those prayers. Even in very difficult days we need to be constant in prayer. We need to thank God who loves us so much that he sent his Son to save us. Thank him for calling you before you ever decided to follow him. On your worst day, that call hasn’t changed or his love for you diminished one bit.
Like Monica, be constant in prayer and God will continue to pour out grace upon you, especially on those very bad days !! The next time you have one of those bad days, stop and thank God. He is a faithful God who has called you, who loves you, and who will keep you strong until the end like St.Monica !
DeColores, Deacon Doug
Join us in prayer!
We encourage you to join us as we recite the Holy Rosary every night at 8PM! On Wednesdays, we pray the rosary via Zoom with the rector and rectora.
Resources for those not able to attend Mass
Daily Readings in English and Spanish from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops:
Prayers, readings for Mass, and additional spiritual readings are available at:
Magnificat publication, a spiritual guide that includes daily Mass:
“Give Us This Day” a digital file of their periodical, which includes daily Mass texts. Visit and select “Digital” in the upper right of the screen.