PASTOR'S STATEMENT FOR SAFETY PROTOCOLS/DECLARACION DEL PARROCO SOBRE PROTOCOLO DE SEGURIDAD...
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PASTOR'S CORNER

August 2019

Aug 31

22ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

As seen and heard in social media and real-life stories, humility is the mark of a great and holy person. Sirach says, “My child, conduct your affairs with humility, and you will be loved more than a giver of gifts. Humble yourself the more, the greater you are, and you will find favor with God.” The hallmark of the just is humility...
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Aug 27

TUESDAY MUSINGS 8/27

What mother doesn't pray for the conversion of a wayward son? St. Monica stormed heavens, offered prayers and shed tears for St. Augustine. Let me quote a portion of The Office of Readings taken from the Confessions of St. Augustine recounting the depths of the spiritual conversation between St. Monica and St. Augustine tells us how both of them...
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Aug 24

21ST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

When the question came up whether only a few will be saved, Jesus cautioned everyone around that the door to the kingdom is narrow, closed and locked from the inside and isn't what they expect it is. There is no sense of entitlement. Opportunity knocks only once. No second chances will be offered. When the door finally closed, it’s closed....
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Aug 20

TUESDAY MUSINGS 8/20

The parishioners of St. Bernard in Pirtleville had a novena in anticipation of the  Memorial of St. Bernard, Tuesday, August 20, a man of extraordinary honor, whose heart burst in kindness, and gifted with superb intellectual skills and spirituality. He was so influential in the spread of Western Christianity. Pius X, Pope, whose memorial...
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Aug 17

20TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Jesus’ harsh words, “I have come not to establish peace but rather division” seem to suggest and even encourage breakdown within our families, our most sacred and cherished relationships. “A household of five will be divided, three against two and two against three; a father will be divided against his son and a son...
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Aug 13

TUESDAY MUSINGS 8/13

I'm back in the saddle, ready to engage and immerse in the daily parish grind. August is a time of preparation. In the next few weeks, I’ll be meeting with the catechists and pastoral council members.  19TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME This Monday we hear from the book of Deuteronomy 10:12-22 the instructions given to the people to take...
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Aug 12

SOLEMNITY OF THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

Scripture has no mention of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary but tradition comes into play in  its long history. As early as fifth century, a huge occasion called "Memorial of Mary" was celebrated on August 15 in the Eastern Church. This was conditioned by the belief of the early Christians that Mary simply fell asleep,...
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Aug 11

19TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

The inner disposition of a disciple is of prime importance in today’s liturgy. That’s why Luke puts together various images and parables about what it means to be prepared for the unexpected and surprising arrival of our Lord. In the end, Jesus commended the prudent and faithful servants for a job well done, “Blessed are those...
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Aug 4

18TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

In the eternal pursuit of happiness, we ask every so often the meaning and purpose of life. How come we do what we do? What brings joy to our work? What causes satisfaction? What inspires us to move on in spite of the struggles life has to offer? Where do we find and draw meaning to life experiences and events? King Solomon, the author of the...
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