Archive for 2017

Reflection for the 26th Week in Ordinary Time

God asked his Son to give up everything so that he could rescue us. Imagine such love!  God traded his Son, whom he adored, to save a rebellious people lost in sin. His great loss was our great gain. Through his obedience and sacrifice on the cross, Jesus shows us what love, service, and obedience truly are.

 

Jesus calls all of us to take on this same attitude and mind.  He doesn’t want us to do good deeds just for the sake of doing good deeds.  He wants us to become like him — conformed after the pattern of Christ.  We need to serve God’s people, not because we want to be nice, but because we have begun to experience a share in Jesus’ love for the world.  God is not looking for hard work, but for Christ-likeness. He doesn’t want us to weary ourselves with service in the hopes that we will earn a place in heaven.  Are we willing to lose those things that we hold dear for the sake of sharing our love with others?

 

The chief priests and elders of Jesus’ time had done everything right outwardly, but they were lacking in love for God.  Jesus was after their hearts, and they gave him “service” instead.  In contrast,  those who followed Jesus did so because they had let God capture their hearts. Their lives demonstrated a real conversion to Christ, and this is what pleased Jesus most of all.

 

If we prepare a fitting dwelling place for God in our heart, then everything we do and say will reflect the love of God which resides there.

Prayer of a Faithful Spirit

Compassionate God,

I am here to give myself to you

and to your people.

It is through who I am and what I do

that others will come to know you.

I am here to bring peace

to a broken people,

and healing

to those in need.

I am here to witness

to the world,

that I live in response

to a desperate society

seeking truth,

equality,

and freedom.

 

Parent of the poor

and oppressed,

I ask for your help.

You have shown me

how to be faithful

in the midst of persecution.

You have taught me

to stand firm

in the pain that I experience

in my broken world.

Teach me to become

sight for the blind,

ears for those who are deaf

to hear your Word,

and hands

for those who refuse to work

at building a kingdom of love.

Amen.

 

Bulletin – September 30-October 1, 2017

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Bulletin – September 23-24, 2017

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Ministry for All Saints Day, Wednesday, November 1 ~ 5:30 pm

Wednesday, November 1       5:30 PM 

            All Saints Day   

 

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Ministry for Vigil of All Saints, Tuesday, Oct. 31 ~ 5:30 pm

Tuesday, October 31                 5:30 PM   

          Vigil of All Saints Day 

 

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Ministry for Sun. October 29 ~10 am

Sunday, October 29                 10:00 AM     

 

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Ministry for Sat. October 28 ~ 5 pm

Saturday, October 28                 5:00 PM     

 

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Ministry for Sun. October 22 ~ 10 am

Sunday, October 22                 10:00 AM     

 

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Ministry for Sat. October 21 ~ 5 pm

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