Pastor's Message - July 5, 2015
“Therefore, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions and constraints, for the sake of Christ, for when I am weak, then I am strong.” ~2 Corinthians
Dear Parishioners and Friends,
On this weekend, Happy July 4th!
Welcome to visiting family and friends from nearby and far away. Summer is a great time to reconnect with people we may not have seen for some time.
This past Tuesday, we gathered for our summer annual Anointing of the Sick. This was a great opportunity to celebrate this great Sacrament of Healing. Afterwards we moved to the gym and had our Strawberry Social. Thanks to Bauman Farms, and the work of our many volunteers with preparation and setup, we shared the joy of a great summer treat.
May God bless you this summer time week!
An Introduction to Sunday's Scripture Readings - July 5, 2015
The Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
In the hope that you will enter more fully into the Mass
|Jesus is rejected at Nazareth (Mark 6)
There are some common themes that appear in all three of our readings this Sunday: Human weakness, rejection, and prophets empowered by the Spirit of God to speak God's truth, even to the unwilling and unbelieving. Our readings today remind us of God's unrelenting love despite the weakness and rejection of his beloved children.
Our Gospel passage (Mark 6:1-6) is the story of Jesus, after working many signs and wonders in the surrounding towns, experienced rejection when he returned to his native town of Nazareth.
"When the sabbath came he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astonished. They said, Where did this man get all this? What kind of wisdom has been given him? What mighty deeds are wrought by his hands! Is he not the carpenter, the son of Mary, and the brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? And are not his sisters here with us?" And they took offense at him. Jesus said to them, >>>>