Dear brothers and sisters, / Estimados hermanos y hermanas,
The Lord give you peace. / Que el Señor les dé su paz.
As we begin a new month (July already!) in this very warm summer, we realize that we are facing many changes in our nation and in our state – rise of COVID-19 cases, uncertainty as to how to proceed through the pandemic, the impending change of the State flag, the decision to remove the Confederate monument on the Leflore County courthouse grounds, the Franciscan Sisters permanently leaving St. Francis, the rise of gun violence in our local com...