Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Praise God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit! Thank
God for all the wonderful gifts that God has given you. Thank
God for your mother who bore you and took care of you. And
even if she didn't, God will never forsake you (Ps 27:10). Thank
Jesus for saving you from sin and damnation and saving you for
perfect love, peace, and eternal life with him in heaven. "What no
eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man conceived, what
God has prepared for those who love Him" (1 Cor 2:9).
We at Presentation Ministries (PM) thank you for obeying
the Holy Spirit in contributing to PM. Since our beginning in
about 1983, we have been faithful in giving tithe and alms on
every donation we receive. Due to your generosity, PM has been
able to tithe over one million dollars to Catholic Relief Services
in that time. We are blessed to have been recognized by Cardinal
McCarrick with a special Mass which occurred on March 1st.
Praise God for your generosity and your faithfulness!
Another milestone occurs Saturday, Oct 13th, the fifth anniversary of the death of our founder, Father Al Lauer. We will be
celebrating his death with Mass and a reception at Old Saint
Mary's church in Cincinnati, OH. We will have more details
posted on our website, but that same weekend is our Home Based
Communities retreat and if you have the chance to come to
Cincinnati to join us, this combination of events will make this a
great time to visit.
We ask that each person make some offering for the copies of
One Bread, One Body that they receive. We pray that those who
can give more will help out those who are not financially able to
contribute much. We have had a decrease in contributions recently and we need your help more than ever due to the now
estimated cost to complete the Discipleship Center being one
million dollars, about twice what we reported last issue.
Please come to our retreats. We have:
- Healing the Broken-Hearted on Sept 14-15th- Retreats for
those who are separated or divorced and one for widowers
and widows. Consecrate yourself to Jesus though suffering.
- A series of retreats from Sept 29th - Oct 6th on the Gospel of
Life, the Minor Prophets, and Fatima: A Message for Today.
Thanks again for your love in Jesus demonstrated by your
service, your support, and your prayers and fasting.
In Abba, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit,
Your Brothers in Jesus,
The Directors of Presentation Ministries
August 1, 2007