Call for the Faithful to Unite in Spiritual Warfare
02-06-2022Letter from the PastorFr. Don Kline, V.F.
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Peace and Joy in Our Lord Jesus!
Bishop Olmsted invites the faithful of the Diocese of Phoenix to unite for a month of increased spiritual warfare and reception of the sacraments leading up to and during “SatanCon,” which is scheduled to be held in Scottsdale the weekend of February 11-13.
As St. Paul reminds the early Christians of Ephesus, “Put on the armor of God so that you may be able to stand firm against the tactics of the devil. For our struggle is not with flesh and blood but with the principalities, with the powers, with the world rulers of this present darkness, with the evil spirits in the heavens” (Ephesians 6:11-12). This is why our main weapons against Satan are prayer and fasting, rather than works against human beings.
Please join Bishop Olmsted in increased prayer and sacrifice in the following concrete ways:
Attend public Eucharistic adoration opportunities at your parish
Pray novenas and prayers to the Blessed Virgin and the Saints, especially the Prayer of St. Michael after Masses
Increase your efforts to attend weekday Masses
Make sacrifices of reparation for sinners
Community acts of reparation:
The Catholic Men’s Fellowship of Phoenix Men’s Conference will begin with adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and prayers of reparation led by Bishop Olmsted. Men can register at https://cmfp.org to attend.
Join St. Bernadette for a Holy Hour in the Church beginning at 3:00pm on February 11, 12, 13. The parish community will pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, the Holy Rosary, the prayer to St. Michael, and spend time in quiet adoration before the Lord.
Join Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Scottsdale, for a Holy Hour beginning at 3:00pm on February 11, 12, and 13. The parish community will pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, the Holy Rosary, the prayer to St. Michael, and spend time in quiet adoration before the Lord.
Join Holy Cross, Mesa, for Stations of the Cross on January 28, February 4, and February 11 beginning at 6 p.m. and followed by adoration of the Blessed Sacrament to make reparation to the Sacred Heart.
February 11 is the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. It would be great to have many prayer warriors gathered at St. Bernadette to ask for Our Lady of Lourdes’ intercession during these trying times, to protect our city and to bring many souls to Our Lord.