As we near Veterans Day on November 11, our family of four parishes Veterans Ministry has several opportunities in which to offer support to our veterans.
“Welcome Home, the Journey Continues”
Poetry, songs and stories by Iraqi and Vietnam veterans. Please join us on Sunday, November 8, at 6:00pm in Memorial Hall of the War Memorial, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr. Sponsored by Dryhootch & our parish family Veterans Committee. View the flyer.
Franciscan Pilgrimage for Veterans (for spiritual healing and renewal)
The organization Franciscan Pilgrimages sponsors a spiritual and healing pilgrimage for veterans and spouses to Assisi, Italy. So many of our veterans have great trouble connecting with a loving God due to the moral injury they suffered during their military experience. The trauma stays with them and the only thing that can really bring healing is spiritual help. This pilgrimage has helped hundreds of veterans receive the spiritual healing and forgiveness they so desperately need to continue living a normal life. The cost is $3,600, but the charge to a veteran is $1,600. So many vets cannot afford even that much. We are taking up a second collection at the Masses on November 8-9 to sponsor as many veterans as we can to go on this amazing healing experience. They will follow in the footsteps of St. Francis, who was a wounded, imprisoned veteran himself, and receive the healing he did. Last year we were able to send three veterans and hope to send five this year. Contact Deacon Rob Goodman, Vietnam veteran and past pilgrim, at 414-303-1361, for more information on how you can sponsor a vet on this life changing pilgrimage.
Veterans Day Prayer Service
There will be a Veterans Day Welcome Home Prayer Service for healing and peace on November 11 at 6:30 pm at Three Holy Women-St. Rita Church, 1601 N Cass St. All veterans, family members, and interested parishioners are invited to pray for the healing of all the emotional and psychological wounds suffered by our relatives and friends who served in the military, in or out of combat zones. Please come and pray that our God of Mercy brings peace to them, our city, country and a world in turmoil. Contact Deacon Rob Goodman, Vietnam veteran, at 414-303-1361 for more information.