The gorgeous colors of autumn



My calendar and the gorgeous colors of autumn surrounding me on the grounds of St. Columban tell me that November will soon be here. And what a wonderful month November is for us, a special time to remember gratefully all of those who have given so much of themselves to us.

All Saints Day, All Souls Day and Thanksgiving are all about remembering with gratitude all, both the living and the dead, who are near and dear to us and to give thanks to God for them.

It is the steadfast partnership of good friends like you that make our work possible. With your prayerful and financial support, together we bring the Light of Christ to some of the darkest corners of the world. With you, we feed the hungry, spiritually and physically heal the sick, and bring courage and hope to the fearful.

While only God can thank you adequately, I am sure you understand why we make the month of November one of grateful remembrance for all of your support. In November, we offer Masses for you, your family and friends, your loved ones and all of your beloved departed. It is our great privilege to offer prayers on your behalf. Please click or tap the button below to list your intentions so that our prayers might be more specific.

May God reward you abundantly for all you do for your brothers and sisters in Christ. Words alone will never be able to convey our deep gratitude or adequately convey our appreciation for your partnership in Columban mission for without you, we can do nothing. But, together, we make Christ’s great love known throughout the world.

Gratefully Yours in Christ,


Fr. John Burger
Director, U.S. Region