La Salette of Enfield

410 NH Route 4A - PO Box 420 Enfield, NH 03748 

Tel: 603.632.7087 

Fax: 603.632.7648 

lasalette-enfield@comcast.net


Office hours, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 

Director Fr. John P. Sullivan, M.S.



INTERNATIONAL NATIVITY SETS EXHIBIT
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Coronavirus ... "Do whatever he tells you!"

May 3rd, is the World  Day of  Prayer for Vocations

      April has been so difficult and unique this year because of  the corona virus. Holy week was  celebrated in our homes rather than our parish  churches because of social distancing and the need to protect our own health as well as the health and well being of those around us. 

       Now we are beginning the month of May .  It also will be  very challenging as  we continue to confront this pandemic  on the local, national and even international level.  We are encouraged to stay at home as much  as possible. That means parents take on the job of home schooling their children.  Adults continue to work at home instead of the office downtown. Families are asked to bring new meaning to the  phrase  "Domestic  Church." In other words they are taught to watch the Mass  at least on Sunday on the Catholic T.V. stations  which are available in most homes.  Eating meals together can be such a bond where family members can share their experiences of the day which often can be troubling and difficult as well as joyful  and encouraging.  The most important point is to respect each member of the family,  from the youngest person  at the table to the oldest member. 

       We have a great  model to learn from when we think of the  Holy Family.,  Joseph, Mary and Jesus, and how much they must have both taught and  learned from one another.

       On the very first day of May we celebrate the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker.  He is such a great example of all workers  as a humble carpenter,  but also as protector  of Mary and  Jesus. That is  why he has been named  the Patron of the Universal Church. 

       May is often called the month of Mary perhaps because the spring  season is a sign of the new life Mary continuously brings to the Church. I think of that  with the many children who often made their First  Communion during this month. Often the crowning of a Statue of Mary would be  an important part  of the celebration.  

       It is always important to see the centrality of Jesus in every month of the year.  On May 24th we celebrate  the  Ascension which marks the beginning of the  end of the Easter Season. That does not really  take place till Trinity Sunday in June. 

       It is important to  note that this Sunday,  May 3rd, is also  the World  Day of  Prayer for Vocations. The model of Jesus  as our loving Shepherd is such a wonderful sign for  young men thinking about being a priest.  However looking at the Holy Family,  we see that a strong Catholic family is the seed  bed not only for a future priest  but for  all kinds  of vocations that come from following the Lord as His faithful  disciples.  May this Easter Season be a continual source of hope, love and  encouragement for our  local and  global Church in these very challenging and yet transforming times.                                     

                                                                                                                              Father John Sullivan  M.S.

                                                                      


Covid-19: A Prayer of Solidarity

 

For all who have contracted coronavirus,
     We pray for care and healing.

For those who are particularly vulnerable,
     We pray for safety and protection.

For all who experience fear or anxiety,
     We pray for peace of mind and spirit.

For affected families who are facing difficult decisions between food on the table or public safety,
     We pray for policies that recognize their plight.

For those who do not have adequate health insurance,
     We pray that no family will face financial burdens alone.

For those who are afraid to access care due to immigration status,
     We pray for recognition of the God-given dignity of all.

For our brothers and sisters around the world,
     We pray for shared solidarity.

For public officials and decisionmakers,
     We pray for wisdom and guidance.

Father, during this time may your Church be a sign of hope, comfort and love to all.
Grant peace.

 


 

 

 

 


 


La Salette Coronavirus Update

It is with sadness that we report the loss of three of our community members to the Coronavirus; Fr. James Winiarski (April 16, 2020), Fr. William Mulcair (April 12, 2020), and Fr. Richard Boucher (May 1, 2020). All three were part of the Community in Hartford, CT. Please pray for them and their families.