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Weekly Reflection

What I say to you in the Darkness, speak in the Light

06-25-2017We Celebrate Worship Resource, Vol. 42, No. 2

“Fear no one,” Jesus says to the Twelve, as he sends them out “to the lost sheep of the house of Israel” (Matthew 10:26, 6). This Gospel comes from the middle of his second great speech in Matthew’s Gospel (Matthew 9:36—10:42), called the missionary discourse. Jesus is instructing the Twelve on what to do on their mission. Since we are all called to be evangelizers (“proclaimers”) and witnesses to the gospel, these words have meaning for us. “Do not be afraid” is often heard in the Gospels. Even though they are sent to their own people here, there is no reason to be afraid, as the prophet Jeremiah also realized in his day, as his friends turned against him for preaching God’s word to them. Jesus saw that his followers would suffer, just as he was going to do. So he encourages his followers not to let fear control them. The God who watches over sparrows, who knows the number of hairs on our heads, will watch over us. God sent Jesus to save us, and Jesus promises that if we acknowledge him before others, he will acknowledge us before the Father.

When have you let fear silence you as a believer?

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Events

St. Francis of Assisi's 50th Anniversary

We are planning on many different social and spiritual events to take place throughout the year.

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MyParish App

This app will help you keep updated with parish news and events.
Este app te mantendrá informado con noticias pertinentes a nuestra parroquia.

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Women's Faith Sharing

Summer Session: Anne Morrow Lindbergh's Gift From the Sea

Wednesdays at 11:00am

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Father Charlie receives a new assignment

Father Charlie has been appointed the new Pastor of St. Patrick’s Catholic Community in Mount Dora effective Sat, Jul 1.

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Wekiva Island Canoeing
Jul 11 10:00a - 3:00p

at 1014 Miami Springs Drive, Longwood, FL 32779

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