Pastor’s Reflection for June 26, 2016
On Christmas, we celebrated the birth of Jesus. You were told that the baby was your baby. You received a birth certificate and were told to bring home the baby and take care of it. So how is the baby? This is a six month check up. Is the life of Jesus growing in your life? Has He become the center of all that you do? Have you spent time talking and listening to the Lord? Again, as you take care of the baby, it brings more to your life. You will have peace within and joy knowing the love of the Lord. May you continue to attend to your relationship with Jesus. May His love embrace you and may you be faithful in walking in His ways.
With summer now upon us, this may be an opportunity to attend to some spiritual activities. You may have more time to read the Scriptures or about the life of some saint. You may consider attending daily Mass. For parents, daily Mass may be a good addition to your summer activities. What a good way to spend some of your morning time – by coming to Church and feeding upon the body and blood of Jesus. You may also consider visiting the chapel and spending some quiet time with Jesus. You never know what spiritual benefits can be gained not only for yourself but also for your child. As the saying goes, you never take a vacation from your vocation – to be friends with Jesus.
We will be having a summer DVD series entitled Follow Me: Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John, by Edward Sri. Following Christ takes more than simply believing in Him or doing what He asks of us. Jesus wants you to be more than just a believer – He wants you to be a disciple and friend. Follow Me: Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John is your guide to a personal encounter with Christ. As the Good Shepherd, Jesus seeks after us. He comes to meet us and beckons us to follow Him. He calls us to be His disciples, to trust Him, to open ourselves to His merciful love, and to love others as He has loved us. Follow Me invites you to experience the joy of a renewed friendship with Christ. This will be an 8 week session. We will begin on Tuesday, July 5, at 7:15 p.m. Each session will be 35 minutes. There is no registration. You can attend all or as many as you can. Each session has a different topic. For those who wish to purchase a workbook, go to ascensionpress.com or call 1-800-376-0520. The book is $ 16.95.
I will be available for confessions this week on Tuesday, June 28, from 7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
May Jesus continue to shepherd you in all of your needs.
God love you,