ALL ARE WELCOME AT ANY OR ALL SESSIONS!
Catechesis Continues - Come and Listen! Workers in the vineyard from the Neocatechuminal Way are leading us in reflective prayer, Sacred Scripture and the gift of witnessing the faith. We invite you all to join in the unique opportunity of prayer and opportunity to deepen our spiritual life. We also ask you to invite others to join us. Maybe you have a friend or relative that is interested in hearing more about Jesus. Maybe you know someone who has been away for a while. Maybe you know someone who has a past hurt or is alienated form the Church because of the fault or example of a priest or religious. Whatever the reason let us invite and welcome them home to Christ and His Church.
COLLABORATIVE FAMILY FAITH FORMATION
SAVE THE DATE -- First Penance/Communion Retreat on December 13.
Use this LINK to more information about program including pre-registration for First Communion and registration for the First Reconciliation/Communion Retreat.
Pre-registration for First Communion and Confirmation using BUTTON LINKS BELOW; all other grades will be asked to register in December.
Feast of Christ the King (Mt. 25:31-46)
Today we end our liturgical year with the image of the Final Judgment of Man, as Jesus teaches us. The Son of Man reveals Himself on His Glorious Throne surrounded by all of the angels. Jesus makes His Divine Power and Divine Authority clearly known in this prophetic scene as heaven is opened up for the righteous.
Remember that throughout Matthew’s Gospel Jesus has appeared lowly and humble, but now He prophesies Himself in the entirely different role of King, Shepherd and Judge. Today’s judgment is clear, final and complete: “and he will separate them one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.” Ancient writers remind us that when someone is brought into the presence of a king or a judge, he ill learn on the spot where he is ordered to stand whether he has been brought in because of the good or the evil he has done. . . . We cannot have a share in this kingdom of Jesus unless we love and are thereby healthy enough for the kingdom. “Even as in wintertime you cannot tell the healthy trees apart from the withered trees but in a beautiful springtime you can tell the difference, so too each person according to his faith and his works will be exposed. The wicked will not have any leaves or show any fruit of glory. In this way, they will be separated by the heavenly shepherd and Lord of Heaven. The earthly shepherd separates animals by their type of body (sheep and goats) whereas Christ separates people by their type of soul.”(Ancient homily)...Help us Lord to see and to learn. Help us Lord, for you have prepared a kingdom, heaven, for us. Teach us to love and to not ignore you hungry, cold, sick and in prison. Help us Lord, to teach justice. Help us to welcome the stranger, the orphan, and the widow that we may we see you in them. Help us Lord to see the gift of each soul and comfort You in their bodies. May Christ have mercy - In His love, Fr. Sean to read full message . . .