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Whoever Would Be Great Among You Must Be Your Servant

10-21-2018We Celebrate Worship Resource, Vol. 43, No. 3

Once again, Jesus challenges his disciples to change their perspective. He had just told them—for the third time—that he would soon be put to death. In Mark’s Gospel, James and John immediately make a request to have special places in God’s kingdom when Jesus rises in glory. How inappropriate! Jesus tries to make them understand how difficult his mission is, then goes on to give a lesson on true leadership: “Whoever wishes to be great among you will be your servant” (Mark 10:43). Whereas world leaders lord their authority over others, Jesus announces, “The Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many” (Mark 10:45). The author of the passage of Isaiah we hear today also tried to change the perspective of his audience. The Israelites had been defeated and sent into exile. Truly their lives were difficult, but Isaiah finds this suffering to be redemptive; “through his suffering, my servant shall justify many” (Isaiah 53:11). Though “tested” in every way (Hebrews 4:15), both Jesus and Isaiah were willing to sacrifice themselves on behalf of others.

What sacrifice are you willing to make in order that others may benefit?

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Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Fridays 6:00-7:00pm in the Chapel, Dec 8, 2017 - Nov 23, 2018

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First Reconciliation Parent & Child Workshops
Oct 23 - Oct 24 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Tue, Oct 23 OR Wed, Oct 24, 6:00-8:00pm (Check-in at the Church from 5:45-6:00pm)
Please arrive ON TIME! We begin PROMPTLY at 6:00pm
PARENT AND CHILD ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY!

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María Madre de la Eucaristía
Oct 27 8:30am - 4:30pm

Conferencista Padre Frank Lobo

Concierto de grupos musicales...Tarde de adoración y alabanza...Todos son Bienvenidos…¡Aleluya!

Parish Picnic
Oct 28 8:00am - 4:00pm

Make plans now to come partake in the fun with the rest of our community!

Haga planes ahora para participar en la diversión con el resto de nuestra comunidad.

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