We began the day with a Requiem Mass at 7:00 a.m., and the memorial to those who died on 9/11 is in the Lady Chapel. Every victim’s name is listed there, providing a place for people to pray for the departed, and for those who grieve for them, all under the loving gaze of Our Lady and her Son.
This is one of those anniversaries we don’t like to remember, but remember we must. We’ve had six years of confrontation with this particular evil, and although it certainly didn’t start on that September 11th, our nation has been face to face with open hatred on a daily basis ever since.
We have many military families in the parish, and there’s usually someone from here on the front lines of the war on terror. We pray for them daily, and give thanks to God for their bravery and dedication.