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Celebrant for August 27 and August 28 is Father Larry Tharp

posted Aug 23, 2016, 6:16 AM by Kathy Middendorf

RCIA

 

RCIA Schedules are available at the church doors.  Please take one and deliver it to someone who has expressed interest in becoming Catholic.  Sometimes the difference between a convert and an admirer of the Catholic Church is simply the invitation of a Catholic saying “Come join us.”  Perhaps you are already Catholic but would like to learn more about your faith.  Come and join us at RCIA.

 

School Begins

 

School began at St. Ann on Wednesday, August 24.  School begins at Sacred Heart on Tuesday, September 6.  Please be very careful when driving through our parking lots so as to protect our children.

 

Reflection on Scripture

 

A “virtue” is defined by the Catechism as “an habitual and firm disposition to do the good.”   The practice of the virtue of humility, like all virtues, only happens with the help of God’s grace.  We often conceptualize humility as being perpetually sad or melancholy; fearful or intimidated.  But humility is a virtue; not depression or a gloomy attitude.  Should a humble person be unpretentious?  Yes.  Should a truly humble person ever laugh?  Certainly he or she should laugh.  Humility allows us to see the reality that we are creatures and God is the Creator.  Humility is freeing in that it recognizes human limitations and the infinity of God.  Should we be serious about our faith?  Yes.  Should we live in fearful intimidation of God’s omnipotence?  How can we be intimidated by a God so loving that he sent his Son to show us the depth and limitlessness of His love?

 

True humility is joyful.  We are fulfilled in understanding who we are in relation to our God.  Don’t acquiesce to faith as a prisoner cowers under fear of oppression.  In all humility, rejoice and celebrate your faith.

 

Readings for the Twenty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Wis 9:13-18b

Phlm 9-10, 12-17

Luke 14:25-33

 

Theme:  Where is your heart; the here and now or the hereafter?

 

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