Tuesday, May 28
You are invited to join us for an Iftar dinner. Iftar is the meal that comes at the end of each day of Ramadan. You and our interfaith guests (especially from Turkish American Society of Ohio – TASO) will enjoy the experience of Iftar and fast breaking with our Muslim neighbors. If you have a
neighbor, co-worker or friend who is a Muslim, please invite them to come with you.
Ramadan is the month in which Muslims are required to fast from dawn to dusk, and it can last from 29-30 days. It is a time to empathize with those who are less fortunate and to appreciate what one has. It is a time of personal restraint and renewed focus on moral conduct and spirituality. Fasting during Ramadan is one of the 5 pillars of Islam. As part of the evening Msgr. Joseph Hendricks will present fasting as it is understood in the Christian tradition and one of Muslim guests will share what it means in the Islamic tradition. We begin at 7:30 PM and should end about 9:00. There is no charge, but we do need to know how many are coming so we have enough food. (The food is being provided by our Muslim friends from TASO. If you would like to give a free will offering that is fine but your presence is what is most important.) Please register online or call the Parish Office by May 21, 2019.