To Be Faithful Servants Walking God's Talk
This Weeks Readings: Isaiah 45.1, 4-6; Psalm 96; 1 Thessalonians 1.1-5ab; Matthew 22.15-21.
The power of the Lord is upon his anointed, his chosen ones whom he calls by name. Our God is like no other and plants his Word deep within our hearts as his disciples. He helps us sort out our choices and set priorities, as we discern to whom we owe allegiance and fidelity. His Spirit of Truth abides within us, enlightening and convicting us of his will for us. He commissions us to be sent out to be his Body and message his Word.
Next Week's Readings: Exodus 22.21-27; Psalm 18; 1 Thessalonians 1.1-5c-10; Matthew 22.34-40.
Pope Francis’s Message: World Mission Sunday - October 19, 2014
Today vast numbers of people still do not know Jesus Christ. For this reason, the mission ad gentes continue to be most urgent. All the members of the Church are called to participate in this mission, for the Church is missionary by her very nature: she was born “to go forth”. World Mission Day is a privileged moment when the faithful of various continents engage in prayer and concrete gestures of solidarity in support of the young Churches in mission lands. It is a celebration of grace and joy. A celebration of grace, because the Holy Spirit, sent by the Father, offers wisdom and strength to those who are obedient to his action. A celebration of joy, because Jesus Christ, the Father’s Son, sent to evangelize the world, supports and accompanies our missionary efforts. This joy of Jesus and missionary disciples leads me to propose a biblical icon, which we find in the Gospel of Luke (cf. 10:21-23).
In the Sacrament of Confirmation, young people affirm the faith commitment their parents made for them at Baptism. Youth in Grade 8 or older are eligible to begin the preparation process to receive the Sacrament.
Information letters will be distributed to the children attending Catholic schools in our area. For those attending public/private schools, or a Catholic school outside our parish boundaries, please pick up an information letter from the parish office.
Confirmation Parent AND Candidate Meetings:
Friday, October 24, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. (Large Hall)
Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. (Church)
Parents and candidates are required to attend only one meeting. Please contact Silvana Amantea by email: firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
When: The weekends of October 25/26 & November 8/9, 2014, after all Masses
November 23, 2014 at San Lorenzo, after the 10:15 am Mass
Where: In the Large Hall
As Faithful Servants Walking God’s Talk, we are called to make use of our gifts in time and talent by getting involved in parish ministries.
For those discerning a call to ministry, we encourage you to reflect on your gifts and interests and to pray for God’s guidance by attending the upcoming Parish Ministry Fair. This will provide an opportunity for parishioners to learn more about the various ministries in our parish. We look forward to seeing you!
The St. Vincent de Paul and The Knights of Columbus will be collecting gently used winter clothing for those most vulnerable in our community. We ask for your support in helping these families and the men in our shelters stay warm this winter!
Items being collected:
Gently used warm clothing of - coats, hats, mitts, scarves, snowsuits, track suits, hoodies and boots. In addition, the Knights of Columbus are seeking NEW winter socks and long outwear to distribute to shelters for men only.
Please Note: Clothing will only be accepted on October 31, 2014 from Noon to 8:00 p.m. in our parish hall.