Showing posts from January 31, 2013

Behold I Stand At The Door And Knock.

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, This week we have been celebrating Catholic Schools Week with all the other Catholic Schools throughout the nation. I wish to thank the the students who gave wonderful reflections on what it means to be a part of Catholic Schools during all of the Masses last weekend. I also thank Brenda Foliagni and all those who helped with the displays and providing information about the school. It is a great blessing and a great responsibility to have a Catholic School as part of our parish.  Having the responsibility of being the Godparent to my niece and two nephews, I pray daily for them and all our children to receive a good upbringing in the Catholic faith. Our future generations are going to have tremendous challenges in living out their Catholic faith and passing it on to their children in a country that seems to be straying further and further away from God.  This is one of the reasons why I also pray daily for the Grace of Pentecost to sweep thro

Great Reflection from The Word Among Us

Today's meditation from The Word Among Us highlights the importance of praying with Scripture. It was very well written and inspirational. Here it is: “Anyone who has ears to hear ought to hear… . Take care what you hear. The measure with which you measure will be measured out to you.” (Mark 4:23) Look at how closely Mark connected Jesus’ promise of abundance with two exhortations to pay close attention to the way we hear him. By linking these sayings, Mark is telling us that we will be able to hold fast to all that Jesus has given as we take his words seriously. Or to put it negatively, Mark is saying, “Continually grow in your understanding of Jesus, or you may lose what you have.” The “measure we give” is the way we pay attention to Jesus’ words. The “measure we get” has to do with the freedom and life we receive when we hear and follow Jesus. How can you make sure you are letting Jesus’ words sink into you? One way is to set aside a regular time to study the Scriptures