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Weekly Reflection

The Spirit of God Dwells in YOU

02-19-2017

Paul’s question today provides the foundation on which the other readings can stand: “Do you not know that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?” (1 Corinthians 3:16). Paul is writing to the community at Corinth, one characterized by factions, bickering, jealousies, even arguing about whose “spiritual parentage” is greatest. And Paul asks, “Don’t you know who you are? Don’t you know to whom you belong?” by their baptism into the saving mystery of Christ’s death and resurrection, Paul argues, the Spirit has been given and dwells in them. God has taken residence in them, individually and communally. We too have to accept and live out of this truth, so we can take in the rest of today’s scriptures, starting with “Be holy, for I the Lord, your God, am holy” and “You shall not bear hatred for your brother or sister in your heart” (Leviticus 19:2, 17). We then move on to the seemingly impossible teaching of Jesus not even to resist one who is evil, but to love our enemies and pray for those who persecute us. How is this possible? Go back to Paul’s question: “Do you not know?”

Do you know this? Do you believe it?

—We Celebrate Worship Resource, Vol. 42, No. 1

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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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Donations Needed for Charitable Fundraising Auction

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Youth Sunday Nights

Sundays, 6:00-7:30pm

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Help Wanted: Nursery Volunteers

The St. Francis of Assisi Nursery is in need of volunteers to serve in the nursery taking care of children ages 0-3 during the 10:30am Mass and other special events.

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