Father Jan is on vacation and away from the parish until August 1.
Happy Bastille Day (Fête Nationale) to all of our French parishioners on July 14!
July 9 is the Optional Memorial of St. Augustine Zhao Rong, priest and companions, Chinese martyrs. Saint Augustine Zhao Rong was a Chinese diocesan priest who was martyred in China in 1815. Among the 120 martyrs, canonized by Pope John Paul II on October 1, 2000, there are 87 Chinese and 33 foreign missionaries – 6 bishops, 23 priests, 1 brother, 7 sisters, 7 seminarians, and 76 lay people. Of these 120 saints, the oldest was 79 years old, and the youngest was 7 years old. Thirty-two of them were persecuted between the years 1814 and 1862. Another 86 died in 1900, and 2 were killed in 1930.
Your parish priest,