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Who is Lazarus in my Life?

Amos castigates religious people who, "comfortably complacent" (6:1, 5), ignore the unfolding collapse of culture, nation, religion (6:6). In Jesus' parable, such complacency becomes the rich man's undoing. He neither hurt nor harmed Lazarus, neither denied him leftovers nor ordered him removed. That is Jesus' devastating point. The rich man did nothing wrong to Lazarus; he just did nothing at all good for him. Only in death, separated by "a great chasm" (Luke 16:26), could the rich man finally see Lazarus, whom he had failed to see in life, right before his eyes. Like the rich man's "five brothers still in my father's house" (16:27–28), we who are alive in the Church still have time to see that same Someone, Jesus, lying neglected right at our door—and time to do something. Who, specifically, concretely, practically, is Lazarus in my life? What can I do for that Jesus-in-the-flesh during this Jubilee Year of Mercy?

—Peter Scagnelli, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co., Inc.

¿Quien es Lázaro en mi vida?

Amós castiga a personas religiosas "confiadas" (6:1, 5) que ignoran la caída de la cultura, de la nación, de la religión (6:6). En la parábola de Jesús esa confianza es la perdición del hombre rico. Él no lastima o perjudica a Lázaro, tampoco le niega las sobras ni pide que lo quiten de la entrada de su casa. Y ese es el punto principal que Jesús menciona. El hombre rico no hizo ningún mal a Lázaro, pero tampoco hizo algo bueno por Lázaro. Solo después de la muerte, separados por "un abismo inmenso" (Lucas 16:26), pudo el hombre rico ver a Lázaro, a quien no se atrevió a verlo mientras vivió, justo ante sus ojos. Así como los cinco hermanos que quedaban en la casa del hombre rico (16:27–28), nosotros los que vivimos en la Iglesia todavía tenemos tiempo para ver a ese alguien, a Jesús que está a la entrada de nuestra puerta y que es tiempo para hacer algo. ¿Quién, practica, concreta y específicamente es Lázaro en mi vida? ¿Qué puedo hacer p

—Peter Scagnelli, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co., Inc.

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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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Donations Needed for Santa's Workshop

We need your donations in order to fill the shelves with items the children can purchase.

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Welcome to Fr. Franklin Emilio Salazar

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Hope Community Center Needs Volunteers

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Events
SEP 29

15th Annual Blue Mass

at St. James Cathedral, 215 N Orange Ave

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SEP 29

Children's Choir

SEP 30

Come Celebrate the Beginning of our 50th Anniversary!

OCT 1

Family Fun Day

Fun for all: Games & Crafts, Food and Drinks

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OCT 3

“Blessed Are You Who Mourn …”

6-week faith-based bereavement support group Mondays 7:00-8:30pm beginning Mon, Oct 3

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OCT 4

Pray the Rosary during October

English: Tuesdays at 1:30pm in the Chapel
Spanish: Tuesdays at 7:00pm in the Chapel

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OCT 4

Evening Prayer

OCT 7

First Friday Adoration

OCT 10

Council of Catholic Women Meeting

OCT 14

State Respect Life Conference

at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 5300 Old Howell Branch Road, Winter Park

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OCT 29

Morning of Reflection

Learn to Share your Faith Story by Writing your "Spiritual Autobiography"

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OCT 30

Date Change: Celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation

OCT 30

Celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation

NOV 19

Reboot! Live!

with Catholic Author & Speaker, Chris Stefanick, and renowned musician and recording artist, Jon Niven

at Annunciation Catholic Church,1020 Montgomery Rd., Altamonte Springs

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