A message from Fr. Godfrey
An excerpt from
POPE FRANCIS: REJOICE AND BE GLAD
CHAPTER THREE: IN THE LIGHT OF THE MASTER
GOING AGAINST THE FLOW
81. Giving and forgiving means reproducing in our lives some small measure of God’s perfection, which gives and forgives superabundantly. For this reason, in the Gospel of Luke we do not hear the words, “Be perfect” (
5:48), but rather, “Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful. Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven; give, and it will be given to you” (6:36-38). Luke then adds something not to be overlooked: “The measure you give will be the measure you get back” (6:38). The yardstick we use for understanding and forgiving others will measure the forgiveness we receive. The yardstick we use for giving will measure what we receive. We should never forget this.
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Pope Francis: God is Waiting to Hear Your Prayers
Fully Embracing Christ's Mission for Us
How the Saints Overcame Distraction During Prayer
Every Christian is challenged, here and now, to be actively engaged in evangelization ; indeed, anyone who has truly experienced God's saving love does not need much time or lengthy training to go out and proclaim that love.
Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium
Through Baptism, the Christian is sacramentally assimilated to Jesus, who in his own baptism anticipates his death and resurrection. The Christian must enter into this mystery of humble self-abasement and repentance, go down into the water with Jesus in order to rise with him, be reborn of water and the Spirit so as to become the Father's beloved son in the Son and "walk in the newness of life".
Catechism of the Catholic Church 537
One God-One Community
January 20th 6:30 PM at St. Benedict Cathedral
Topic: Catholicism: Death and Dying
St. Ben's Women's Retreat at Sarto (Catholic Center)
February 1st-3rd. For more information please call 812-425-3369 or visit
Catholic Men's Conference of Western Kentucky
February 2nd. Featuring Dr. Edward Sri. Reservations are required by January 21st. For more information, go to
The renovation of our Cathedral has begun. The pews are being removed. During the renovation, the parish will be using chairs. In accordance with the law of the Church and after consultation with Bishop Siegel, we will not be kneeling during Mass until the new pews and kneelers have been installed.
Sent by St.Benedict Cathedral on Friday, January 11 at 8:00AM