30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

From The Desk of Fr. Joseph

Dear Parishioners,

On this 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Jesus invites us to follow him and make God's way our own. Frank Sinatra famously sang: " I did it my way." This song remains one of his greatest hits, not only because of how well he sang it, but because of its meaning. We would all like to do it our way- to have everything go according to our own plans, like the self-made person in charge of his or her own destiny.

We think this is possible because we've bought into two lies. The first is, "what we do, WE do," rather than it being done through God's Grace and generosity. The second is that "self-reliance is freedom." And perhaps it is indeed true that we have ventured out on a career path and found success without the explicit assistance of others.

What ever gains we have accomplished are the truths that God's love is what sustains us and allows us to achieve goodness, and true freedom comes through communal life in Christ. Faith is what allows us to align "our way" with what God desires for us.

We become more Christ-like in our compassionate caring for ourselves, others, and the world. Instead of being self-made, we are Christ-made, and our destiny is our redemption in him as God's way fully becomes our own.

Your brother in Christ

Father Joseph 

Prayer in Time of Pandemic

O God of compassion,
your people are anxious
in this time of pandemic.
Send your Holy Spirit among us
to dispel our fears.
We cry out to you in our confusion;
comfort us in our affliction.
Grant our leaders wisdom to guide us.
Strengthen and sustain those who are ill,
and be with those who care for them.
Help us to travel this road
in solidarity with our neighbors,
with our eyes fixed on the salvation promised us
through the death and resurrection of your Son,
who is Lord forever and ever.
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Bible Verse for Today

The Lord said to the leader of the synagogue in reply, “Hypocrites! Does not each one of you on the sabbath untie his ox or his ass from the manger and lead it out for watering?
This daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has bound for eighteen years now, ought she not to have been set free on the sabbath day from this bondage?”

Luke 13:10-17

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