Pastor’s Reflection for October 11, 2015

Dear Parishioners,

The front of the bulletin this week displays some pictures of the blessing of the animals which took place last Saturday. We had approximately 50 animals that received a blessing on the weekend feast of St. Francis. Caleb was a gracious host to all of his visitors.

I wish to explain more in detail the course that will be presented beginning this Tuesday, October 13, in the Church at 7 p.m. It is entitled Christ101. The DVD series is presented by Scott Sullivan. This is a complete course on how to defend Traditional “Old School” Orthodox Christ101Christianity to the modern secular world. The true Christian position is that God has acted in human history and in doing so has left traces of His activity, traces that are open to rational investigation and argument. We should familiarize ourselves with the arguments by which our faith is defended. People need to be shown that it is possible today for intelligent, well-educated people to rationally accept Christian belief. This course is presented as – “How to go ‘toe to toe’ with intellectual bullies, unbelievers, critics, apostates, agnostics, atheists, new agers, liberal Christians, and kindly show them the error of their ways.” It is a 20 lesson course and one need not attend every week for every lesson is educational in itself.

I do remind you of our program, Formed, through which you can access the truth, beauty, and meaning of the Catholic faith anytime and anywhere on your computer, tablet, or smart phone. To access the program go to Scroll down to the “individual” section, enter parish code e5d163, click “submit code,” create your profile and click “submit profile.” I encourage you to take advantage of this program. We need adults to grow in their faith formation and especially for parents to hand down their faith to their children.

I will be available for confession this week on Wednesday, October 14, from 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

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

God love you,