“Prostitutes and tax collectors are entering the kingdom of God before you…” The words of Jesus in the gospel this weekend quickly grab our attention as we can think of folks who will be in heaven. Jesus is NOT encouraging a life of prostitution or endorsing the perceived corruption of the tax collectors of His time. He goes on to say that they heard the preaching of John the Baptist and changed their lives and embraced the righteous of true believers. The message is that everyone has the opportunity to change direction in life and embrace the life-giving teachings of Jesus Christ.
You and I , no matter what our past might look like, have an opportunity each moment of our lives to continue making our conversion experience toward holiness. God’s mercy and love poured out upon us through the graces of the Eucharist, Reconciliation and all the sacraments of the Church can strengthen our relationship with God as well as our sisters and brothers in Christ. We are never forced to convert. We are never coerced into embracing God’s love. We are encouraged, invited, challenged each and every moment of our lives to change our minds and believe in Him.
Have a blessed week!
Fr, Joe Keough firstname.lastname@example.org
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DAILY MASS Monday, Tuedsday, Wednesday and FRIDAY 8:00AM No Mass on Thursday.
NO HOLY HOUR this Monday, 10/2, due to the Annual Priests' Convocation. There will be NO Daily Mass Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday this coming week 10/3-10/5.
MASS INTENTIONS WEEK of October 1, 2023
Saturday, September 30 4:00 PM Michael Sanzaro William J. Clark
Sunday, October 1 8:00 AM Lise Roy 9:30 AM For Our Parishioners 11:00 AM For Vocations
Monday, October 2 8:00 AM Jackie Finkle Paul Dima Ehongo(L)~Birthday Intentions 6 – 7 PM NO Adoration
Tuesday, October 3 8:00 AM NO MASS
Wednesday, October 4 8:00 AM NO MASS
Thursday, October 5 8:00 AM NO MASS
Friday, October 6 8:00 AM Special Intention David Ladizki
Saturday, October 7 1:00 PM Blessing of the Animals
4:00 PM Gloria Monsalud
Sunday, October 8 8:00 AM Matthew & Richard Roy 9:30 AM Armand Dieli 11:00 AM For Our Parishioners