Parish Cluster News and Events
August 5/6, 2017 - The Transfiguration of the Lord
to view this weekend's bulletin on our website.
Here are the highlights from this weekend's bulletin:
No weekday Mass this Monday
at Ss. Peter & Paul
please enter unavailable dates for September, October and November into your web terminals before this Wednesday, August 9.
St. Thomas Parishioners:
Yellow St. Thomas Parish Festival volunteer signup sheet
located at back of St. Thomas church.
Please turn in raffle ticket stubs and money as soon as possible
to avoid the last-minute rush.
Items for St. Thomas Festival Garage Sale
can be brought to rectory garage from this Tuesday, August 8th through Thursday, August 17th, 9:00am-8:00pm.
Note: Do not bring items to Parish Center; No clothing or electronics will be accepted.
For information on the above highlights, please see this weekend's bulletin or visit our website at:
From the Pastor
What if the preacher delivers a poor sermon? Here is how you can get something out of every sermon: “You may well be right: priests are not always great communicators, but did you know that a sermon is a sacramental? That is to say that a sermon signifies spiritual effects which may be obtained through the intercession of the Church. By sacramentals, we are disposed to receive the grace of the sacraments….It might be one sentence or phrase, it could be a commonplace truth of doctrine, morals or devotional teaching that we really need to hear again and act upon. It might even be a passing thought that seems a distraction from what the priest is saying. One way or another, if we are ready to receive the grace of God, He will give it, often in ways that might surprise us.” (Written by Fr. Tim Finigan)
It reminds me of the Indian priest, Fr. Antony, a saintly man who served my parish during my teenage years. He was an excellent confessor and preacher, a man who lived from his faith, but was also difficult to understand. My philosophy, as handed on to me by those wiser than I: Ask God that you will hear what you are meant to hear. And then, if you only get one word, accept that as what God intended for you that day.
Elements of the
Catholic Mass (cont'd)
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Sent by Sherry Elsen on Saturday, August 5 at 3:00PM