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October 2, 2022 Stir into Flame God's Gift!

Posted by David Southworth on 9/28/22

PRAYER: “Stir into flame the gift of God that you have…”!!  Paul writes this to Timothy, and to us.  This, for me is what it is all about in the Church.  First… do we know what a gift we have from God?.... Much of the world sadly does not.  ... Read More »

September 25, 2022 Compete well for the faith!

Posted by David Southworth on 9/18/22

PRAYER: “Compete well for the faith.” !!! So writes St Paul to Timothy this weekend.  We like to be competitive… we follow sports “religiously”.  Well… we need to be competitive about our faith too!!... as Paul reminds Timothy, and us.  We need to pursue “righteousness, devotion, faith, love, patience, ... Read More »

September 18, 2022 Love God not wealth!

Posted by David Southworth on 9/14/22

PRAYER:   Let us know and serve God (not only the things of this world) !!  Jesus teaches us today that “No servant can serve two masters…. You cannot serve both God and mammon.”  We should not be only focused on our wealth in this world.  Amos calls out a ... Read More »

September 11, 2022 God rejoices in us!

Posted by David Southworth on 9/07/22

PRAYER:   We can’t lose the feeling that we are loved…. God loves us and sent His Son Jesus to show us His love…. We need to LIVE in that love and share it with the world around us that is so hungry for love.  Jesus tells us this week ... Read More »

September 4, 2022 Seek God's Wisdom

Posted by David Southworth on 8/31/22

PRAYER:  This week it seems to me… our readings call us to focus on God’s wisdom ….  which is often different from what we would ask for ourselves… Our first reading from Wisdom starts:  “Who can know God’s counsel or who can conceive what the Lord intends?”  We are ... Read More »

August 28, 2022 It pays to be Humble!

Posted by David Southworth on 8/23/22

PRAYER:  Jesus this week teaches:  “… everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”…. Boy can I get tripped up by this one…. We want to receive our due and recognition, naturally.  But we do well to focus on the destructive ... Read More »

August 21, 2022 Go tell the Good News

Posted by David Southworth on 8/17/22

PRAYER:  We have to remember, folks, that we all want to :”recline at the table in the kingdom of God”… as Jesus teaches in the towns and villages as he makes his way to Jerusalem (to his death).  Jesus says people will come from all over to be connected ... Read More »

August 14, 2022 Eyes fixed on Jesus

Posted by David Southworth on 8/10/22

PRAYER:  “Brothers and sisters:….. let us…. persevere in running the race that lies before us, while keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus…”  This from Paul’s Letter to the Hebrews, our 2nd reading this weekend.  Our readings all speak of the difficulties of life… the difficulties of loving Jesus and ... Read More »

August 7, 2022 Parish can Continue!

Posted by David Southworth on 8/03/22

PRAYER:  Our Responsorial Psalm 33 starts by calling us to glory in our relationship to our God!... “Exult, you just, in the Lord; praise from the upright is fitting.”  We are called to rejoice, be joyful, and now we are also called to exult, an even stronger word!

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July 31, 2022 God is with us!

Posted by David Southworth on 8/03/22

PRAYER:  Responsorial Psalm this week:  Psalm 90 – “And may the gracious care of the Lord our God be ours; prosper the work of our hands for us!  Prosper the work of our hands!”     We ask God to ‘prosper the work of our hands’ with our parish!