Jul 25, 2022

Changes to Parish Schedule for the end of July through August

No confessions on Wednesday, July 27th
No Mass or confessions on Thursday, July 28th
No confessions or Masses from Tuesday, August 2nd to Saturday morning, August 6th (there will be Saturday 4:30pm confessions, etc)

Daily Mass on Friday, August 12th is moved to 5:30pm

Daily Masses August 15-19 are moved to noon for VBS (confessions are the usual times Wednesday, Thursday, Friday).

No confessions or Masses from Tuesday, August 23rd to Saturday morning, August 27th (there will be Saturday 4:30pm confessions)

Sunday Sermon, July 24th -- St Teresa of Avila on the Our Father

 The parable of the man who went to his friend at night seeking loaves of bread, and whose request was answered not because of their friendship but because of his persistence, shows us how often we approach God as though he were unwilling to help us - but our Lord tells us the God is our loving Father who desires to give us every good gift.

We meditate on the Our Father prayer which Jesus himself taught us, following the commentary of St Teresa of Avila.

Listen online [here]!

Sunday Sermon, July 17th - Prayer is Primary and Possible

 [pre sermon note that Mary of Bethany is Mary Magdalen, the penitent woman of Luke 7]

We discuss the primacy of prayer, for Mary has chosen the "better part." While litanies, and recited prayers (like the Rosary) are very important and necessary, we also must make time for mental prayer and meditation.

In this sermon, we seek to inspire the practice of mental prayer and to show that contemplation is something that is truly possible and necessary for all Christians.

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Sunday Sermon, July 10th -- The Good Samaritan and the Pro Life Movement

 We see how the parable of the Good Samaritan is the story of salvation history (from the Fall of man to the Incarnation and the establishment of the Catholic Church). Further, we consider how Catholics in the pro life movement are serving as the Good Samaritan to women in crisis pregnancies.

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June 28th, Adult Faith Formation Series, Kings of the Old Testament, Session 6 -- The Return to Jerusalem

 In this final session of our series on the Kings of the Old Testament, we place the return of the Jews from the Babylonian Exile within the broader context of world history. Especially, we focus on the role of the Persians in world history, and how God used this empire in Biblical History.

Finally, we look to the prophetic books and were they fit within the history of the Kings.