On this day we justly honor, thank, renew our support and pray for our Vets, this story seemed somewhat relevant.
While the news of parishes having to consolidate or close due to lack of priestly vocations seems to be more common these days, nowhere is the priest shortage more acutely felt than in the military. According to recent statistics, there are only 281 Catholic chaplains for 300,000 active Catholic servicemen and women. When Lakeway, Texas, native Cheri Lomonte heard that news, she decided to take action. See what she did to help.
What creative ways to support active service wo/men and Vets do you know?
God bless our Vets, and grant eternal rest to our deceased Vets.
by whose mercy the faithful departed find rest,
look kindly on your departed veterans who gave their
lives in the service of their country.
Grant that through the passion, death, and resurrection of your Son
they may share in the joy of your heavenly kingdom
and rejoice in you with your saints forever.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.