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  • Notes from your Pastor

     

    Each of us is called to build the Kingdom of God

     

    Everyone is entrusted with a mission to build the Kingdom of God.  You might be surprised by the statement that you are just as important as Pope Francis in building the Kingdom of God.  Bus so you are.  There are places that you will go that Pope Francis will not travel to.  There are people whom you meet that will not meet the Holy Father.  There are people whom you live with that will not be living with the Pope.  You will carry on conversations with people who will not have an opportunity to talk with Pope Francis.  What is the point?  You will be the only Bible that some people may read.  You have a mission to proclaim the Gospel to the people whom you encounter.

     

    In our parable, the two good servants share in their Master’s work.  They invest their talents and raise more talents.  A talent was a large sum of money.  Some commentators state that one talent today would be worth a million dollars.  The third servant chooses not to embrace the Master’s work.  He buries the talent.  He does nothing productive.  He does not invest the talent.  All of us are called to invest our time, talent and treasure in building the Kingdom of God.

     

    We are a Stewardship Parish.  Grateful for God’s Blessings, we then are called to invest our time, talent and treasure in our parish to build the Kingdom of God.  We are called to be like the two servants who were praised for doing something.  If we find ourselves in the footsteps of the third servant who did nothing, we are called to start doing something.

     

    Hopefully, many of you will come to our Thanksgiving Day Mass at 9 am.  We gather to give thanks for God’s Blessings.  Later in January of 2018, we will begin our time to commit or recommit ourselves to our Parish in investing our time, talent and treasure in building the Kingdom of God.

     

    When we pray the Our Father, we pray “Thy Kingdom come…”  How is the Kingdom to come?  It comes by all of us working together to build the Kingdom of God.  I am grateful for the many ways in which we do this.  But the invitation to all of us is always to do more.  One way we can build the Kingdom of God is through our Giving Tree Project.  Please consider taking a tag and buying a Christmas gift for a needy child.

     

    The readings of November tell us we have a limited amount of time.  We do not know how many days each of us may live.  Every day the invitation is before us to do what God wants us to do in order to extend the Mercy of God to others.  When we do the Master’s work, we will share the Master’s joy.  May we respond to the invitations that God gives us share in His Work.

     

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  • Sick & Hospitalized

     

    May our prayers bring healing, comfort and strength to the sick and their caregivers, remembering especially Mary Adams,
    Greg Basco, Mary Ann Betliskey, Noella Burrows,
    Pat Colburn, Donna Czyzynski, Corrine Dawe, Carole Dlouhy, Robert Dunning, Jose Dybzinski,
    Patrick Hejl, Patricia Hejl-Rodriguez,  Kristin Hill, Jake Jackson, Millie Jasany, Suzanne Kilker,
    Lucy Konkoly, Tom Konkoly, Judy Landolph,
    Bishop Richard Lennon, John Limber,
    Barbie Lister, Art Madsen, Therese McFadden, Rose Meadows,  Jeanette Miller,
    Marguerite Miller, Jeannette Morrow,
    Donna Murrin, Louis Novac, Art Novotny,
    John Pocius, Megan Pucciani, James Rodes Jr.,
    James Rodes Sr., Joel Rivera,
    Bob Schippling, Margaret Slechta,
    Elaine Stack, Rev. John Tezie,
    Aaron Thiem, Ed Vitigoj, Carole Walk,
    Ron Walk, Robert Wagner and
    David Zelenka.
     
    May our Loved Ones who have died rest in eternal peace in heaven remembering especially Reverend Anthony Rebol, who funeral was last week and
    Timothy Bartoszek, whose funeral will be held Monday, September 27th.
     
                For the Men and Women serving in the military, especially those from our parish & their families.