Laudato si’, mi’ Signore”—“Praise be to you, my Lord.”  In the words of this beautiful canticle, Saint Francis of Assisi reminds us that our common home, God’s vineyard, is like a sister with whom we share our life and a beautiful mother who opens her arms to embrace us.

Whether you are visiting St. Joseph’s Parish or live in the area year round, you cannot help but to admire the beauty of God’s creation – especially this time of year when He paints the local vineyard with brilliant color to remind us of the depth of His Universal Love for us.

In your bulletin today, and at the entrances to the church, you will find postcards of St. Joseph’s church nestled in the foliage.  Please take some home to post on your refrigerator, prop up on your desk, use as a bookmark, or send to a friend.  Thank you for joining us this weekend in the Lord’s vineyard!

And remember, the Creator does not abandon us.  He never forsakes His Loving Plan nor repents of having created us.  Let us labor to protect the environment – His vineyard and our common home.