Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
September 17, 2017
From the Pastor:
On this weekend of September 16/17, or the Twenty-fourth Sunday, we are called by Jesus to show others His Mercy and Compassion to us! This life lesson is crystalized in our Gospel story of the unjust steward in Matthew (18:21-35). How is it that we sometimes fail to show the same mercy and compassion to one another that we have received from Our Lord? Could it be that we, like the unjust steward, fail to stop and reflect on all the tender mercies that we have received from God? We know that God’s Mercy is not conditional like human love and mercy! By using our gifts to show compassion and mercy for others (whether we think we are deserving or not) is doing God’s Will! Whatever one’s ministry and service might be, it should be done in a way that is always mindful of God’s Mercy and Compassion! We should be grateful that we are able to give back to God some of what God has given to us! Our Lord God has made us all that we are and all that we could be! Therefore, we humbly offer our service to God and His People in need! God Bless Your Loving and Compassionate Service For Others!
That loving and compassionate service is expressed this weekend with our Social Committee’s
Hawaiian Dinner Dance as well as the commissioning at the 10:30 a.m. Mass of all who are Catechists on one level or another: our Children’s Faith Formation, our Young People’s Confirmation Program, our SPRED Program, our Scripture Sharing Group, our Men’s Bible Study and last but not least our Adult Pre-Baptismal Program. May The Name of the Lord Be Praised! In all these special Catechetical works, may the Lord be praised!
Blessings Upon All,