July 4th is here!  We are definitely in our summer season here at Immaculate Conception!  As we have continued our prayers for peace, peace in the World, in our Nation and in our Homes, for persecuted Christians, we must continue to pray for our nation especially on this July 4th.  We pray for those who protect our freedoms both at home and abroad, those who serve in the military, police, fire, rescue and all civil servants.  We remember those who have sacrificed so much for the freedoms we enjoy.  We must also be mindful to continually be on guard to defend those freedoms we enjoy, namely freedom of expression and freedom of religion.  The Church has for a few years now continued its Fortnight for Freedom which culminates on the 4th of July.   We might pray in a special way for our nation’s leaders that they continue to be open to the movement of the Holy Spirit and work towards peace and justice in our great land.  There are various divisions and factions but we must continue our fervent prayer that our great country might be united for the common good of all and continue to safeguard the freedoms we enjoy.  God bless you and God bless America!

For now, we continue our walk with the Lord.