Take a little trip to Valley Forge in January. If you don’t know where that is, just Google it from the sidelines. Hold a musket ball in your fingers and imagine it piercing your flesh and breaking a bone or two. There won’t be a doctor or trainer to assist you until after the battle, so just wait your turn. Take your cleats and socks off to get a real experience. Then take a knee.

     Then, take one at the beach in Normandy where man after American man stormed the beach, even as the one in front of him was shot to pieces … the very sea stained with American blood. The only blockers most had were dead bodies in front of them, riddled with bullets from enemy fire.

     Take a knee in the sweat soaked jungles of Vietnam from Khe San to Saigon … Anywhere will do. REAL Americans died in all those jungles. There was no playbook that told them what was next, but they knew what flag they represented. When they came home, they were protested as well … and spit on for reasons only cowards know.
                                                                                                 Author Unknown
 

 
 

 
Wreaths Across America
December 16, 2017



     Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, our mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as over 1,100 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea, and abroad.
     We encourage every volunteer who places a wreath on a veteran's grave to say that veteran's name aloud and take a moment to thank them for their service to our country. We are not here to “decorate graves." We're here to remember not their deaths, but their lives.
     Our annual convoy from Maine to Arlington National Cemetery stops at many schools along the way, introducing young people to veterans and our mission to honor them and to teach children the value of freedom.
     On December 16, 2017 volunteers place wreaths on individual veterans' graves in over 1,100 locations throughout the U.S., with ceremonies at sea, and at each of the national cemeteries on foreign soil.
     In 2017, over 200 trucking companies will deliver over one million wreaths to be placed on veterans' graves. We are incredibly thankful for their continued and generous support in ensuring that fallen veterans in all corners of our great United States are honored.



 

Sponsor Form
     On August 19, 2016, Father Pat was on the road again for two missions in North Carolina and one in Georgia! Between missions he stayed with our dear Ray & Marie Young at their summer home, a cabin in the Smokey Mountains. There God gave us Father Pat's 6th book! “FOR HIS LOVE ENDURES FOREVER, “Mary, My Mother, Help Me To See God’s Love For Me Today” As most of our readers know, Father Pat's books and all of his works are given without price tags. ‘Sponsors’ help make the first edition of each of his books available and then donations keep the subsequent editions available to people without charge! That way, EVERYONE can afford Fr. Pat's books!  500 sponsors, each giving $60.00, help publish ten thousand plus copies of the book as its first edition. Sponsors' names and "dedication lines" are printed gratefully in these first-edition copies. Sponsors receive the edition's first 500 copies, autographed and mailed to them via First Class Mail! Would you, and someone you know, like to help publish Fr. Pat's newest book? Feel free to make copies of this flier, and give them to friends and family, who would like to help. As soon as the 500 sponsors are registered with Father Pat, we will be free to go to press! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVING HELP! GOD BLESS YOU! FOR HIS LOVE ENDURES FOREVER.

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Pope Francis' Intentions for November:

That Christians in Asia, bearing witness to the Gospel in word and deed, may promote dialogue, peace, and mutual understanding, especially with those of other religions.
 

A Message from Bishop Michael Cote:
Diocese of Norwich, CT

Defending Our Religious Liberty

November 12, 2017
Pope Francis has said that: “It is the duty of everyone to defend religious freedom and promote it for all people.” As the healthcare mandate is retooled, let us pray that the religious freedom of the Church is safeguarded.






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