September 11 Prayer

September 11th

God of peace, bring your peace to our violent world: peace in the hearts of all men and women and peace among the nations of the earth. Turn to your way of love those whose hearts and minds are consumed with hatred.
God of understanding, overwhelmed by the magnitude of this tragedy,we seek your light and guidance as we confront such terrible events. Grant that those whose lives were spared may live so that the lives lost … may not have been lost in vain. Comfort and console us,strengthen us in hope, and give us the wisdom and courage to work tirelessly for a world where true peace and love reign among nations and in the hearts of all.
*Pope Benedict XVI
Prayer Service at Ground Zero
April 20, 2008
At its 122nd annual meeting in 2004, the Supreme Council resolved that September 11th be observed each year as a World Day of Prayer for Peace.

Tootsie Roll Candy Drive

The Juan Pablo II Knights of Columbus Council #14069 will be hosting a Tootsie Roll Candy Drive to help people with intellectual disabilities. In addition to selling the candy on the streets near St. Joseph Church, they will also sell Tootsie Rolls in front of the Jewels, Carnicerias Jimenez and Dunkin Donuts stores. 100% of the money raised will be given to local programs in Addison that help the intellectually disabled.

A special feature will be our Miss Tootsie Roll hostess at Dunkin Donuts on Friday and Saturday Morning.