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Weekly Reflection

He Gives His Very Life to Save Humankind

11-11-2018We Celebrate Worship Resource, Vol. 43, No. 3

The readings today provide us with two models of faith and generosity. The widow in the first reading is in dire straits. She and her son have no food but a handful of flour and a little oil. “When we have eaten it, we shall die,” she tells Elijah heartbreakingly (1 Kings 17:12). Yet she will share the last of what she has with this stranger who makes promises on behalf of his foreign god. Elijah has such strong faith in the Lord that he promises this pagan woman that God would make sure that she would not run out of food. The widow’s generosity, sharing the very last of what is keeping her alive, is rewarded. In the Gospel, Jesus lauds the same kind of generosity. Another unnamed widow takes center stage. She gives “all she had, her whole livelihood” to the temple, to the Lord (Mark 12:44). Her faith and generosity are lauded. But the ultimate model of faith and generosity is Jesus. He is faithful to his Father’s will. He gives his very life to save humankind. As we hear in the second reading, “Once for all he has...take(n) away sin by his sacrifice” (Hebrews 9:26).

How are you a model of faith and generosity to others?

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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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Knights of Columbus 4th Degree Meeting

Nov 15 6:30pm

in Faith Formation Bldg, #5.
Social event to follow in the Parish Center. at 7:30pm.

Council of Catholic Women - Bunco Night

Nov 16 7:00pm - 9:30pm

in the Parish Center.
Fun – Finger Food – Coffee & Tea – Prizes
Donation: $10.00 (Tickets available at the Parish Office)

Year of the Eucharist Closing Retreat

Nov 17 9:00am

in the Parish Center

Our guest speaker is Fr. Onuegbu Rowland, S.D.V.