From Our Pastor: 33rd Sunday In Ordinary Time
This weekend’s readings call us to use the abundance God gives to us for growing His kingdom. He will make a reckoning for what we have done to grow the kingdom. Not just how we have lived, but how have we grown in grace and faith, and even more so, how have we helped others to come to know Jesus Christ. If we are lazy and do nothing with the abundance God gives us, most especially in our lack of going to mass and confession, then there are dire consequences for us. Heed the warnings of this weekend’s readings. Sloth is an egregious sin. Don’t allow yourself to become lax in faith, practicing our faith, and living that life of faith as we should with the Lord, His Church, and with others. If we have lived well for Him, grown what He has given us, and offered Him not only our selves grown, but others that know Christ from us, then may we long to hear those words...”Well done my good and faithful servant. Come share your master’s joy!”
We had the most amazing event last weekend! Thank you to the BEAR youth group for hosting us and leading us in prayer at St. Boniface cemetery! We had such a great group of young and not so young! There were parishioners of all ages and I loved seeing us all come together to pray for our beloved dead, especially the “12 little angels” of our parish! How powerful of an experience this was! Thank you to Jane Ann Petty for her great work! Thank you to all who attended and know we will do this again! AND everyone remember a flashlight and a chair!
Just want to say thanks for this wonderful parish. Thank you to the Lord and thank you to each and every one of you that is making this parish just bear so much fruit! Keep it up! Several lately have told me how welcoming people have been when they are new or visiting! This is who we need to be as a people and a parish! Thank you! This makes my heart happy!
-Rev. Steven Arisman