First Wednesdays Devotion to St. Joseph
Starting November 5, 2014 – 6:30-7:30 AM (and each 1st Wednesday thereafter)
There will be a rosary prayed at 6:30 and a Mass following at 7:00 A.M. This devotion is being started based on a message from St. Joseph revealed to Sister Mildred (Mary Ephrem) Neuzil, Diary OUR LADY OF AMERICA, Fostoria Ohio )
"I am the protector of the Church and the home, as I was the protector of Christ and His Mother while I lived upon earth. Jesus and Mary desire that my pure heart, so long hidden and unknown, be now honored in a special way. Let my children honor my most pure heart in a special manner on the First Wednesday of the month by reciting the Joyful Mysteries of the rosary in memory of my life with Jesus and Mary and the love I bore them, the sorrow I suffered with them.
Let them receive Holy Communion in union with the love with which I received the Savior for the first time and each time I held Him in my arms. Those who honor me in this way will be consoled by my presence at their death, and I myself will conduct them safely into the presence of Jesus and Mary. I will come again, little child of my most pure heart. Until then, continue in patience and humility, which is so pleasing to God." (Diary, Pgs. 31-32.)
October 26 Message from Fr. Steve
Last weekend, Pope Francis beatified Pope Paul VI, and we rejoice with the entire church. As I mentioned last week in my homily, Blessed Paul VI was a deeply prayerful pope, who gave us a great gift in and through his witness and his teaching. Among my favorite quotes of Blessed Paul VI are those from his Apostolic Exhortation, Evangelii Nuntiandi (Evangelization in the Modern World), which was a post-synodal document he wrote in 1975: Modern man listens more willingly to witnesses than to teachers, and if he does listen to teachers, it is because they are witnesses. and: “ . . . the task of evangelizing all people constitutes the essential mission of the Church." Evangelizing is in fact the grace and vocation proper to the Church, her deepest identity. She exists in order to evangelize, that is to say, in order to preach and teach, to be the channel of the gift of grace, to reconcile sinners with God, and to perpetuate Christ's sacrifice in the Mass, which is the memorial of His death and glorious resurrection.
Humanae Vitae (Of Human Life)
For the second time in a few months, I talked about Blessed Paul VI’s encyclical Of Human Life, in which he declared definitively the Church’s position on the spiritual and cultural dangers of the use of artificial contraception. As a Church, relatively few preachers have helped the faithful know the Church’s teaching on these matters, which is both beautiful and loving. I encourage anyone who seeks a better sense of the Church’s teaching to read the document. We have posted that document, as well as St. John Paul II’s Apostolic Exhortation Familiaris Consortio (On the role of the Christian Family in the Modern World), which he wrote after the Synod on the Christian Family held in 1980.
My homily for last week discusses the recent Synod, and our trust in the Holy Spirit to guide us into all truth, much like the Lord did through Blessed Paul VI.
Fr. Steve's Homework: Memorize Philippians 4:4-9
4Rejoice in the Lord always. I shall say it again: rejoice! 5 Your kindness should be known to all. The Lord is near. 6 Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. 7Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. 8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. 9 Keep on doing what you have learned and received and heard and seen in me. Then the God of peace will be with you.
30th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Saturday, October 25, 2014 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 26, 2014 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 5:30 p.m.
Readings: EX 22: 20-26 / PS 18: 2-3, 3-4, 47, 51 / 1 THES 1: 5C-10 / MT 22: 34-40
- "When the Pharisees heard that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together, and one of them, a scholar of the law tested him by asking, "Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?" He said to him, "You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. The second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. The whole law and the prophets depend on these two commandments."
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Read Bios of each Sister now serving our Parish community both at Resurrection School and Lansing Catholic High School.