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Saturday, February 19, 2011
Appeal for the Preservation of the Integrity of the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum
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Most Holy Father, we the undersigned:

1. Express our profound gratitude to Your Holiness for your personal liturgical example to the Universal Church. You are a true homo liturgicus whose love for the sacred liturgy is an inspiration; it teaches more clearly than words the centrality of the liturgy in the life of the Church.

2. Thank Your Holiness for your gift to the Church of your 2007 Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum. Since 2007 it has brought forth many fruits, including greater unity in the Church of Christ and a widespread enrichment of the liturgical life of the Church.

3. Note with sadness the continuing and real opposition to the implementation of Summorum Pontificum in many dioceses and on the part of many members of the hierarchy, the suffering and distress this continues to cause many of Christ’s faithful and the obstacle this opposition is to an effective reconciliation within the Church.

4. Note with anxiety the apparent signs that a forthcoming Instruction on Summorum Pontificum will, in some way, take away from what you have legally established in that Motu Proprio and from its wide application in the generous spirit so eloquently explained by Your Holiness in the letter accompanying it: “Let us generously open our hearts and make room for everything that the faith itself allows.”

5. Express our grave concern that any restrictive measures would cause scandal, disunity and suffering in the Church and would frustrate the reconciliation you so earnestly desire, as well as impede further liturgical renewal and development in continuity with Tradition, which is already so great a fruit of your pontificate.

6. Express our hope, our desire and our urgent appeal that the good Your Holiness personally initiated through Summorum Pontificum not be allowed to be hindered by such restrictions.

7. Turn to you with filial trust and as obedient sons and daughters, Most Holy Father, and ask that you urgently consider our concerns and intervene if you judge it necessary.

8. Assure Your Holiness of our continuing prayers, of our deep affection and of our loyalty.
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Thursday, February 10, 2011
First Holy Communion Invitations
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First Holy Communion Invitations


Winter seems to be flying by, and Spring will be here before you know it. Springtime is one of my favorite times of the year in Church, as the youth of the community receive their First Communion. It is a joy to witness for family, friends, and the entire church community, as our sons and daughters create their connection with Christ and the Church. To help with your Holy Communion planning, I am pleased to introduce Communion invitations from Storkie Express.

With over 20 years of experience, Storkie is committed to providing families with stylish invitations and announcements. Storkie’s mission is to provide high quality custom-printed stationery at affordable prices, and a top-notch customer experience. Storkie has the best selection of Communion thank you cards and Communion announcements around, featuring over 400 unique invitation designs. And for their exclusive dynamic designs, you can personalize the color combinations, in addition to all of the wording, fonts, and layout.

Storkie’s turnaround time is the fastest in their industry with most orders shipping in just 1 to 2 days. Whether you are an early bird getting everything together or you are down to the last minute, Storkie will ensure that you can get your child’s invitations in the mail quickly.

Here is a sampling of a few of their beautiful Communion invitations for girls:

And here are a few of their unique Communion invitations for boys:

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