16th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Saturday, July 19, 2014 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 20, 2014 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 5:30 p.m.
Readings: WIS 12: 13, 16-19 / PS 86: 5-6, 9-10, 15-16 / ROM 8: 26-27 / MT 6: 24-43
"The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that a person took and sowed in a field. It is the smallest of all the seeds, yet when full-grown it is the largest of plants. It becomes a large bush, and the ‘birds of the sky come and dwell in its branches."
On this Good Shepherd Sunday, I rejoice that I have been called to be the shepherd of this parish. We recently celebrated our patronal Feast Day, the Resurrection of our Lord, and as a parish we have much to be deeply grateful for. I am writing this letter to you to call our minds to the great things that the Lord has done for our parish and school this past year (that is, in and through you and me!), and to talk about exciting developments we are planning for the coming year.