Parish News for the Month of October

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Upcoming Events

Sat, 29 Oct 2016 12:30 PM
Sat, 29 Oct 2016 07:00 PM
Sun, 30 Oct 2016 12:00 PM
Sun, 30 Oct 2016 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Mon, 31 Oct 2016 10:00 AM

Readings for the Week

Readings for the Week of October 23, 2016
Sunday: Sir 35:12-14, 16-18/Ps 34:2-3,
      17-19, 23/2 Tm 4:6-8, 16-18/Lk 18:9-14
Monday: Eph 4:32--5:8/Ps 1:1-4, 6/
     Lk 13:10-17
Tuesday: Eph 5:21-33 or 5:2a, 25-32/
     Ps 128:1-5/Lk 13:18-21
Wednesday: Eph 6:1-9/Ps 145:10-14/
     Lk 13:22-30
Thursday: Eph 6:10-20/Ps 144:1-2,
     9-10/Lk 13:31-35
Friday: Eph 2:19-22/Ps 19:2-5/Lk 6:12-16
Saturday: Phil 1:18b-26/Ps 42:2-3, 5/
     Lk 14:1, 7-11
Next Sunday: Wis 11:22--12:2/Ps 145: 1-2,
     8-11, 13-14/2 Thes 1:11--2:2/Lk 19:1-10

From the Pastor's Desk

   “Jesus addresses this parable to those who were convinced of their own righteousness and despised everyone else.” With these words, Jesus introduces a lesson on prayer. Luke’s Gospel is the only Gospel to record this parable. The introductory words are important in understanding the parable.            
     Immediately preceding this parable is the story of the widow and the unjust judge. This parable is a lesson for those in attendance who “trusted in themselves, that they were righteous, and looked down upon others.            
     While many of the Pharisees often disagreed with Jesus, and this parable contains a Pharisee, this parable is not directed to the Pharisees alone, but to all who trust in their own righteousness.            
     For example, many of our friends and family members trust in themselves, that they are righteous, while at the same time, missing Mass and ignoring the Church’s teaching regarding faith and morals. This problem afflicts followers of Jesus since the day He spoke this parable.