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  •        Pastors Homily

    Homily December 3rd and 4th
    2nd Sunday of Advent


    John the Baptist invites all of us: ”Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.”  The word used here for repent means to think differently” or to “change the inner person”   John the Baptist is saying here, “Jesus has brought the Kingdom of Heaven to you.  And you can receive this message when you think differently, when you change your inner person.

    Rabbi Ari Lamm gave a great explanation of repentance when he was interviewed.  Rabbi Lamm said in the Jewish tradition, repentance is an example of time travel.  He says that the Bible shows us true repentance changes both your future and your past.  Think about that for a second:  repentance changes both your future and your past.  He says “If you repent properly, what God promises is that He will change who you are.  I am no longer that person who sinned.  I am fundamentally a different person.  It is as if I am a new born child, and I have a new path to life.”

    In the Christian tradition, we have the Sacrament of Penance.  We go to confession and are washed clean by the Blood of Christ.  We receive a new lease on life.  The meaning of Christmas is that we are given a Savior Who is Christ, the Lord which means all of us as sinners needed to be saved.  That is what the angel announces to the shepherds; that is what is being announced to you now.

    All of you are invited to come to our Advent Regional Communal Penance this Monday, December 5th 7:00 p.m.  We will have 5 priests to hear your confessions.  We are also inviting the people of Our Lady of Lourdes, Immaculate Heart, and Holy Name to join us.  How do we prepare the way for Christ to be born again in our hearts?  As Roman Catholic Christians, we do this by going to confession.
    We are all familiar with the Christmas classic, “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens.  Just like Ebenezer Scrooge, we are called to think over our lives and our relationships and hopefully, like Ebenezer Scrooge, we too can be awakened to a new transformation in us, in our relationships, in our situations.  So please avail yourself of this opportunity to come to Our Blessed Lord and be recreated anew.

    Our patron saint, St. John Nepomucene was martyred for keeping the seal of confession.  The King, Wenceslaus IV wanted John to disclose the queen’s confession.  John refused and that refusal was beaten, tortured, tied to a wagon wheel, and drowned in a river.  As far as I know during the last 2000 years of Christianity, I know of no priest who violated the seal of confession.  So you can rest assured that whatever you say about your sins is between you and God.

    So, hopefully, I will see many of you here this Monday night, December 5th as we come to meet Our Savior Who is the Christ the Lord.  He came to save us from our sins.  That is why he came; that is why He was born.  Will you come to receive Him in your heart as your personal Savior and Lord?
     


     
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    With so much uncertainty regarding the COVID-19 virus and increasing recommendations to avoid crowds and take proper safety precautions, we wanted to remind you that we have options in place now that you can use today. This option is an ideal way to support the parish and our mission should you elect to stay home and worship.

    Online Giving is available for you to make contributions to the church. This option makes use of current technology and security standards and allows you to easily setup recurring contributions. It also enables our church to take advantage of new tools to become more efficient.

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    Online Giving is intended to be a convenient tool for you to use, and we strongly support both Online Giving and Offering Envelopes for contributions to the parish. Online Giving is the electronic way to participate in weekly offertory.

     

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    Please remember in your  prayers those who are sick.  May they and their caregivers receive comfort and strength, remembering especially :

    Ryan Amato, Rondell Atwater,
    The Baileys Family, Freida Bailey,
    Joyce Bican, Chester Betliskey,
    Mary Ann Betliskey, April Cipo,
      James Ciesla, Donna Czyzynski,  Bobbie Deccola,
    Joseph Deccola,  Katherine Dolniar,
       Mary Florek, Shelley Forbes,
    Jim Geller, Liz Humar,  

     Marcedia Johnson, The Jorski Family,  Patti Kicielinski,   Sharon Krzynowek,  Stanley  Loszak, Stefania Loszak,
      Grant Kaurich,   Barbie Laboy,
    Amy Latawiec,  Richard Leonard,
    Jared Magyar,  Ann Marie Medve, Jeanette Miller, Marguerite Miller,
    Lauren Minnillo,
      Keenan Montgomery,
    Joe Morrish, Dorothy Morchak,
    Donna Murrin,

     Dorsel Nicholas,Diane Nicholas,
      Louis Novak,Art Novotny,
    Joe Oravec, Lois Pupkiewicz

    Eleanor Peshek,  Angie Rasch,
     Amber Rasch, Patricia Rhine,
    Joel Rivera, Colleen Schmerick,
    Bob Seneff  Jr., Carolyn Seneff,
    Karen Seneff, Norman Seneff,
     Tony Seneff, Earl Sheets,
    Gabe Siorille, Josephine Sindelar,
      Eileen Skiba,James Slechta,
     Margaret Slechta,
     Nancy Slusarczyk,

      Russ Smith, Kellie Span,
    Elaine Stack, Robert Stack,
    Marilyn Siwek, Iren Sundstrom,
    Eugenia Vainberg, Kelly Wakols Betty Wilson,  
    Greg Wisniewski, Melanie Womble
    and Carl Zelenskas.
     

     


           

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