Why is scripture central to our faith? Because we believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God. We believe that the Bible contains truth and power
when we belong to God, who loves us without conditions, we can live as he does. The great conversion called for by Jesus is to move from belonging to the world to belonging to God.
At Christmas we are renewed with the magic and majesty of the Christmas Story, a story in which God speaks being and goodness into the world. Yet, we’re also reminded shortly after the birth of Christ is recounted how humanity chooses evil and destruction.
I would like to provide you with an update on the status of the Request for Proposals (RFPs) for the school and convent properties that were to be responded to by last Thursday, November 17th, at 3 PM
Friends, Advent is not our annual invitation to winter slumber and daydreams about white Christmases and chestnuts roasting on open fires. There are “days to come,” Isaiah reveals, when peace will replace the violence of our churning, restless world.
As we conclude the Church’s liturgical year and celebrate the Feast of Christ the King, we are encouraged to proclaim in our lives “Viva Cristo Rey!” “Long Live Christ the King!”
The underlying message that I hope you take away from this year’s report is this – while our individual steps as parishioners may seem small, together those steps amount to significant leaps forward towards our successful future state.
Of the many successes from these past few months, I would like to highlight that the parish exceeded this year’s Archdiocesan Annual Appeal goal!
Jesus surprised and upset his listeners when he told the parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector. The Pharisee thanked God he wasn’t like the tax collector. But in fact, he was like the tax collector. WE ALL ARE.
Friends, listening to God leads us to act as God would have us act, even (or maybe especially) if we are tempted or even foolish enough to do it our own way.