Hello everyone. The month of May and the end of April were full of spiritual activities meant to bring us closer to our Father in Heaven.
On Saturday, April 27, the “Be a Man Catholic Men’s Conference” took place in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Among the notable speakers, was the hard charging leader and host of the “Battle Ready” program on EWTN (Sunday Nights), Doug Barry. Some of us were invited to dinner with Doug the night before the conference. To see Doug in a private setting is not any different than seeing him in public. He is a solid and staunch messenger of Christ, whose intensity and dedication to the Faith is responsible for bringing many fallen away believers back to Christ.
We also caught up with Father Philip Bochanski, Executive Director of Courage International. Father Bochanski emphasized the importance of preparedness in mind, body and soul when it comes to meeting the challenges of living chastely and finding our true identities as sons and daughters of God.
On Monday, May 13, the Feast Day of Our Lady of Fatima, Carl Malburg, leader of the International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima Foundation, was our guest again on the Oremus Communication Family Rosary Program (OCFRP). Carl shared the message of Our Lady of Fatima with emphasis in living the message every day throughout our lives.
On Saturday, May 18, the ordination of seven Priests took place in the Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, PA. We were invited to attend, and this marked the first time many of us had ever witnessed an ordination. It was truly impressive! One of the newly ordained was Father Anthony Raymundo, son of none other than
our own Dr. Antone Raymundo, a prominent and frequent guest on OCFRP.
On Sunday, the next day, Father Anthony celebrated his first public mass at St. Agnes Church in West Chester, PA. The solemn high mass also featured a number of other principal celebrants, a wonderful choir and beautiful music including Gregorian Chant. Father Anthony was masterful in his principal role as celebrant and made everyone proud, especially his father and mother.
On Wednesday, May 22, the Patrician Society of the Legion of Mary in Hockessin, DE met to discuss the topic of the Spiritual Works of Mercy. Many of the participants were quite knowledgeable and eloquent in expressing the relevance of spiritual works of mercy in their daily lives.
On Memorial Day weekend, May 24-26, the 20th Annual Courage Sports Camp was held with the blessing and the personal appearance of Archbishop Chaput at St. Charles Seminary, Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The program was under the direction of the organization, Courage International which is headed by Father Bochanski and was there with same message which he expressed in Wilkes-Barre, PA on April 27 during the Annual Be a Man conference.
In the month of June, we will have much to look forward to. For example, on Friday, June 21, Brian Gale, a leader in the Immaculatae, founded by our patron, St. Maximilian Kolbe, will be a guest on the OCRFP to talk about the life of St. Maximilian Kolbe and his relationship with the Blessed Mother.
On Friday, June 28, the Feast Day of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Mr. John Williamson, ESQ host of our program ProLife America Radio along with our own Charlie DeFeo will join us on the OCRFP to pray and to talk about the most recent pro-life developments, both locally and nationally.
We hope you that you can join us and pray with us on these dates as we continue striving to make a spiritual difference!