God is Always on Our side07-23-2017We Celebrate Worship Resource, Vol. 42, No. 2
A “no weeds” approach to life is tempting. When we find an idea, a value, an action, or even a person or group of people that threatens what we think or do, appreciate, or honor, the tendency is to oppose it. Cut down this weed and burn it. Jesus counters this impulse in today’s parable of the weeds and the wheat. Premature action could lead to destruction of life. So, the wise householder decides to let weeds and wheat grow together until harvest, so the wheat can be saved. This parable mirrors the reading from Wisdom, which speaks of God as one who judges with clemency and governs with leniency, giving people “good ground” in which to grow. Such divine generosity is also exhibited in the parable of the tiny mustard seed that grows into a bush housing all the birds who dwell in its branches, and in the parable of the yeast that signals the penetrating power of God’s mercy. St. Paul writes about the Spirit interceding for us even in our weakness. Overall, today’s scriptures place God firmly on our side, even when destructive powers (“weeds”) threatens to overwhelm us.READ MORE
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Registrations for all Faith Formation Programs and sacramental preparation are available in our Faith Formation Office, Building C.
Las inscripciones para todos los programas de catequesis y preparación sacramental están disponibles en la Oficina de Formación de Fe, Edificio C.
Our Office of Faith Formation is seeking persons to teach and assist in our Children’s Faith Formation – CYE Program. It takes a community to form our children and youth in faith.
Nuestra oficina de Formación de Fe – Programa de CYE, está en busca de personas que deseen ayudarnos con la enseñanza de la catequesis para los niños y jóvenes de nuestra comunidad. Solo una comunidad unida logrará ayudarnos a la formación de fe de nuestros niños y jóvenes. Por favor considere ayudar como voluntario, su parroquia lo necesita.
Denim, Diamonds and Desserts
Aug 12 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Your Council of Catholic Women invites all ladies to a scrumptious, fun-filled afternoon. Put on your glitz and bling and bring a friend or two. Membership social in the Parish Center. Any questions, call Sue at 407-814-0048 or Margaret at 407-797-4310.