From the Pastor for July 23, 2017
We will bless all our youth who will soon be leaving to attend university. This blessing will take place at all our Sunday Masses on Saturday July 29 and Sunday July 30. In addition, we would ask all those attending university either away or locally to complete an information sheet at our “Welcome Desk,” in the main gathering area. It has been our custom to send care packages to our university students from our parish in the Fall. Please help us continue this tradition.
Respectfully yours in Christ,
Fr. Tom Morgan
Q: Reflect how you image the final reign of God. Where do you see glimpses of God’s reign in our world?
M: The wheat is left to grow among the weeds, so Jesus tells us. Consider the nature of the weeds in your life that are destined for destruction. How much more time do you want to give over to the dead-end proposition they represent?
Full, Conscious, and Active Participation at Mass:
(Ideas for Catholic Prayer and Reflection at Mass)
Being and looking attentive. There is a relationship between the effectiveness of the speaker and the attention of the listeners. A good listener makes the speaker want to do better. It is easier for our priests and deacons to put themselves into their preparation and delivery when there are people who show them that they want the priest or deacon to prepare and to really give them something to nourish their lives.
Prayers and Devotions