Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Praise Jesus, our Lord! October 13, 2013 marks the eleventh anniversary of the death of the founder of One Bread, One Body (OBOB) and Presentation Ministries, Fr. Al Lauer. We remember him by the following words which he wrote for the OBOB cover letter in 2002, a few short months before passing away.
"Thank you for seeking God's will in distributing One Bread, One Body (OBOB) and contributing. The Lord wants each member of His body to be responsible. Passivity is the kiss of death. If you don't reach new subscribers to OBOB, who will? If everybody else is to pay for OBOB, we will not be able to publish it. All our full-time workers have worked for years for free. May their heroic sacrifices not enable others to be irresponsible but inspire others also to sacrifice."
"To join your sacrifices with others of like mind, pray about joining Presentation Ministries as a co-worker. Call (513) 662-5378 for information."
"Pope John Paul II has called us to "put out into the deep" (see Lk 5:4). Let us renounce all mediocrity, minimalism, lukewarmness, and selfishness. Let us live in joyful abandonment to God's will."
We have started to publish OBOB in Spanish, by the title Un Pan, Un Cuerpo (UPUC). It is available on our website. Contact Jerry Cappel at firstname.lastname@example.org or (513) 659-9270 with your request to order UPUC print copies. We also need more English to Spanish translators; contact Jerry if you are called to help. We praise God for everyone on the Spanish OBOB team and their efforts!
Your brothers and sister in Jesus,
Deacon George Schmidl, Mark Schuermann, Chris Jasek and Judy Erwin
October 1, 2013