April 24, 2020 Message from Fr. Joe

During this period of time while we are somewhat restricted by the “Safer at Home” measures, we have received the generous gift of being able to access quality Catholic videos.  I mentioned several weeks ago that through the kindness of generous donors we now have a subscription to FORMED.ORG.  There are documentaries, prayers, videos for adults and younger folks, etc.  You will also find Bible studies and some talks by leading Catholic experts.  To access these materials, you need to do the following:

  1. Click on:  https://watch.formed.org  (You will also find this as a menu item at the top of the parish website)
  2. Click on:  sign up
  3. Click on:  I belong to a Parish
  4. In the search box, type:  Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  5. Click on:  Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Marathon City
  6. Click on:  Next
  7. Type in your full name and email
  8. Click on:  sign up

In addition to the materials that are available through FORMED.ORG, we also have a variety of CDs in the gathering space of church.  These are produced by Lighthouse Media and are available for you.

One last comment:  Over the past weeks some of our parishioners have died.  In your prayer please commend them to God’s promise of eternal life.  Parishioners who have died include James Sladky, Monica Prihoda and Toni Lang.  We pray, “Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.  May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace.  Amen.”

God bless all of you.