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  • Notes from your Pastor

     Christ invites us to share our live with Him and one Another

     

    Christ invites us to share our lives with Him and one another.  As the story goes, there lived a woman whose happiness was shattered by the loss of her brother.  Torn by anguish and asking God “Why?” but hearing only silence, she set out on a journey in search of an answer.  She had not gone far when she came upon an old man sitting on a bench, weeping.  He said, “I have suffered a great loss.  I am a painter and I have lost my eyesight.”  He too was asking “Why?”  So the woman invited him to join her and taking him by the arm, they trudged down the road together.  Soon they encountered a young man wandering.  He had lost his wife to another man.  He joined them in a search for an answer to the question, “Why?”  Soon they met a young woman weeping on her front doorstep.  She had lost her child.  She too joined them.

     

    Nowhere could they find an answer.  Suddenly, the four came upon Christ.  He appeared to them in the twilight of the evening.  Each confronted Him with the question, “Why?”  Yet He did not answer.  Instead, Christ began to cry, as He said, “I feel the burden of a woman who has lost her brother; another whose baby has died.  A painter who has lost his eyesight and I weep for the love match which is now torn apart.”  As He spoke the four moved closer together and they embraced each other.  And they grasped the hands of Christ.  Then Christ said, ‘My dominion is the dominion of the heart.  I cannot prevent pain, I can only heal it”  “How?” they asked.  “By sharing it”, he said.  And then He was gone.  And the four were left standing, holding each other.

     

    Elijah in the first reading feels like giving up.  He is depressed and ready to die.   He shares his pain with God and is healed.  If you feel depressed the best thing is to share your pain with God and the people whom God has placed in your life.  The healing process takes place through sharing.

     

    In the Bread of Life Discourse, Christ says “I am the Bread of Life.”  Upon the arch over our altar we see the words, “Behold the Bread of Angels.”  Christ fully shares His life with us in the Eucharist.  We are invited to share our lives with Christ and one another.  Pray over the many invitations that come to you to share your life with Christ and our community.  For example, consider signing up to share your time helping out at our Parish Picnic.  For those unable to help out at the parish picnic, please consider coming to the picnic, relaxing and enjoy the fellowship of our parishioners.

     

    Life is a series of invitations to share.  We are called to respond to these invitations.

     

     

     

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  • News

    • Wedding Banns - II Stephanie Florek and Nick Kleindienst
    • Sanctuary Guild Volunteers for August 14th thru August 28th - Toian DeMore, Loretta Delagarza and Gloria Seneff
    • ANNUAL PARISH PICNIC - Sunday, August 26th at Klima's Garden
  • Sick & Hospitalized

    Please remember in your prayers those who are sick.  May they and their caregivers receive comfort and strength, remembering especially Mary Adams, Mary Ann Betliskey, Tony Betliskey,
    Pat Colburn, Donna Czyzynski,Corrine Dawe, Joseph Deccola, Carole Dlouhy, Jose Dybzinski,
    Richard Hejl, Kristin Hill, Frances Holecek,
    Ethan Jackson, Millie Jasany, Suzanne Kilker,
    Judy Landolph, Bishop Richard Lennon,
    Barbie Lister, Art Madsen, Rose Meadows,
    Jeanette Miller, Marguerite Miller,
    Geri Milton, Donna Murrin, Louis Novac,
    Art Novotny, John Pocius, Joel Rivera,
    Sue Seda, Bob Seneff, Margaret Slechta,
    Elaine Stack, Rev. John Tezie, Aaron Thiem,
    Ed Vitigoj, Jan Tommer, Marilyn Tressler,
    Carole Walk, Ron Walk, Robert Wagner,
    Tom Woznik and Greg Wisniewski.
     
                For the Men and Women serving in the military, especially those from our parish and their families.
     
    For Our Loved Ones who have died that they rest in eternal peace in heaven remembering especially Beverly Plut, whose funeral was last week.