Vatican City, 2014 (VIS) – Before the catechesis of this Wednesday's general audience in St. Peter's Square, the Pope received in the Paul VI Hall the participants in the
Eastern Christian Formation (ECF)
Catechesis and Faith Education is important on
all levels and indeed part of a life-long process of growth and formation in the
Faith. As the new school year begins we will undertake the “Eastern Christian
Formation” (ECF) of our children from Pre-school to High School. All children
are expected to participate. In the then next two weeks we will be getting
registration information for all parish children. NEXT SUNDAY, SEPT. 29 IS
OUR FIRST CLASS OF THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR! (11:20am to Noon)
Special Prayer Intentions
-The Christians of Mosul, Iraq and the Christians facing persecution and death under the Islamic
State of Syria and Iraq (ISIS).
-The child refugees leaving their homes to come to the United States facing kidnapping, extortion,
slavery and death as they journey towards an uncertain future in the United States.
-The civilian victims, especially the children, of the conflict in the Holy Land and in Gaza, caught
between the bombs of Israel and the missiles of Hamas.
-The civilian victims of the nationalistic violence in Ukraine, between Christian Ukrainian forces
and Christian Russian separatists, especially the passengers of the downed Malaysia Airlines flight
-The victims of Islamist violence in Africa and the kidnapped Christian girls of Nigeria, taken by
Boku Haram Islamist militants, for their families and those who are under threat of other terrorist
actions by Boku Haram.