Pastor’s Reflection for June 14, 2015

Dear Parishioners,

This week’s bulletin cover shows a picture of our grammar school graduating class. At their graduation, they were reminded of the value of Catholic education. Their time spent at the school laid down a strong foundation for their continuing life’s journey. They were taught that their lives were to be built on the two great commandments given by Jesus – to love God with our whole being and to love our neighbor. This is true for all of us. Jesus gave a teaching on building on a strong foundation. He said, “Everyone then who hears these words of Mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house upon the rock; and the rain fell and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat upon the house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on rock. And everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house upon the sand; and the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew against that house and it fell; and great was the fall of it.” (Mt 7:24-27)

So, for the graduates and for all of us, let us make sure that we are living our lives on a strong foundation. If our early teachings are not in harmony with the teachings of Jesus such as to cheat your way to success, accumulate as much gold and silver as you can, do all you need to do even if not right to climb the ladder of success, our foundation will be weak. Let us build our lives on the foundation of the Word of God. We can delete past teachings that are harmful and build our lives on the truths taught by Jesus.

At this time of our parish school graduation, I wish to thank all who support Catholic education. Our parish school is one of the blessings that we have as a parish community.

SchoolLogoLast weekend, we celebrated the feast of the Body and Blood of Jesus. We ask for you to consider making a commitment of one half hour a week for Eucharistic Adoration. We will have the sign up sheet available for the next few weeks on the table that is at the left side of the foyer near the rectory door. I thank all who have made a commitment to this ministry.

I will be available for confession this week on Tuesday, June 16, from 7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

May Jesus continue to shepherd you in all of your needs.

God love you,