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August 19 – Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time August 15 – Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

2018-08-13T11:18:11+00:00

The teachings of Jesus are hard.  This was very true for his teaching on the Eucharist.  But it isn’t the only teaching that can be challenging.  It is what Jesus calls each of us to – the response he wants from us to the Eucharist and especially his call to love one another even our enemies,

August 19 – Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time August 15 – Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary 2018-08-13T11:18:11+00:00

Information Packet and Request for Support Society of St. Vincent de Paul Parish Special Collection September 22-23, 2018

2018-08-08T19:19:05+00:00

Dear Vincentians: We are requesting your help. Over the past couple years, our St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP) thrift stores have been experiencing a shortfall in sales revenue.  Thrift store revenue funds much of the Council’s operations and programming, and accounts for 69% of the SVdP $2.3 million operating budget.  In an effort for Council to

Information Packet and Request for Support Society of St. Vincent de Paul Parish Special Collection September 22-23, 2018 2018-08-08T19:19:05+00:00

August 5 – Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

2018-07-30T16:19:52+00:00

“Do not work for food that perishes, but for the food that endures for eternal life…Sir, give us this bread always.”  The people have gone searching for Jesus after the miracle of the feeding of the 5000 we heard last week.  They are looking for more food, but they get much more offered to them.  They

August 5 – Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 2018-07-30T16:19:52+00:00

July 29 – Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

2018-07-23T11:01:44+00:00

This week we hear the beginning of John’s Bread of Life discourse.  It starts with the miracle story of the feeding of the five thousand.  It points to the fact that it is God himself who cares for all of our needs.  He goes to whatever length necessary – even the sacrifice of His own son – to give

July 29 – Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 2018-07-23T11:01:44+00:00

July 22 – Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

2018-07-17T11:19:22+00:00

This week’s readings make it very easy to focus on Jesus as the good shepherd being moved with pity to care for his flock.  Indeed, that is a central part of the message.  But look closely at the beginning of the gospel.  “The apostles gathered together with Jesus and reported all they had done and taught. 

July 22 – Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 2018-07-17T11:19:22+00:00

July 15 – Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

2018-07-09T12:49:09+00:00

Paul is very clear in his letter to the Ephesians about our purpose of being in total accord with the will of God in all that we do and are so as to give praise and glory to him. “In him we were chosen, destined in accord with the purpose of the One who accomplishes all things

July 15 – Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 2018-07-09T12:49:09+00:00

July 8 – Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time July 4 – Feast of Blessed Pier-Giorgio Frassati, Member of the SSVDP

2018-07-02T17:21:57+00:00

“Where did he get all this? What kind of wisdom is he endowed with? How is it that such miraculous deeds are accomplished by his hands?.”  The people are amazed at what Jesus is able to do.  We should be equally amazed for He is the great healer – of all things!  We are his instruments

July 8 – Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time July 4 – Feast of Blessed Pier-Giorgio Frassati, Member of the SSVDP 2018-07-02T17:21:57+00:00