Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
To begin the very first issue of One Bread, One Body (OBOB), published in 1984, Fr. Al Lauer wrote the following:
Praise Jesus for His Word, His Body and Blood! We thank Jesus for the gift of Himself offered to us each day at Mass. We begin with this issue daily Bible teachings on the readings of the Mass. They will be published every two to three months. Would you consider praying daily, specifically for this work?
- That thousands of new people accept Godís call to daily Mass.
- That many hearts burn with a new desire for Godís Word.
- That God change lives, we repent of sin, many give their lives to Jesus, receive the Spirit, live for the Kingdom, and love the Church.
Please take this request for prayer seriously. We offer these efforts to Jesus through the Immaculate Heart of Mary. We offer this book to you as a sign of our love.
We are now publishing volume 28, issue 5 and have published over 10,000 days of teaching on the daily Mass readings. For that first issue in 1984, about 3,000 copies were distributed. For the current issue, about 125,000 were distributed in the USA and Canada, plus many more thousands in other countries and languages. Praise God for continuing this ministry from its humble beginnings! Praise God for continuing to accomplish the three goals above! Jesus, we know that without You we can do nothing (Jn 15:5).
As from the very first issue of OBOB, we are still completely dependent on God, on your prayers, and on your listening and obedience to the Holy Spirit about what financial contribution to give so this ministry can continue. Thank you for prayers and your offerings. Thank you for continuing to share OBOB with others.
Your brothers and sister in Jesus,
Deacon George Schmidl, Mark Schuermann, Chris Jasek and Judy Erwin
August 1, 2012