In our contemporary age, Christianity seems like a sensible and straightforward religious option among others. It is often viewed as compatible with the values and priorities of our society, politics, cultures, and other interests. And yet, the Gospel itself offers a very different set of insights, challenges, and inspiration.
This year's parish mission is an invitation to explore the radical foolishness of Christianity as a positive force for change and conversion in the face of division, discrimination, and violence in our world. Looking at the Scripture with new eyes, journeying with wisdom figures like St. Francis of Assisi and Pope Francis, we will reflect on ways to overcome our tendency to 'water down' or domesticate our faith and the message of the Gospel, so that we can respond to Christ's call to be foolish according to the logic of the world and become wise in the eyes of God.
What is a parish mission?
We take our cars in for periodic oil changes. We see our physicians for an annual physical or wellness check. The same is needed for our spiritual lives, individually and as a faith community, and we can't always get away for a retreat. So a parish mission is that "shot in the arm", that energizing renewal of our personal faith as Jesus' disciples and our parish community's commitment to the Body of Christ.
Sunday, September 17
Envelopes are in the church narthex to help our brothers and sisters in southeast Texas.
Please make checks payable to Catholic Charities USA and write Hurricane Harvey in the memo line, drop in the collection basket or the parish office. Thank you.
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Saturday, September 9
Sunday, September 10
Be part of the healing!
We welcome additional donations to Catholic Charities USA for Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief.
Help your kids grow to know, love and serve Jesus!
Mondays, November 6 to May 21
July 17 to First Sunday of Advent
Fr. Patrick will spend a month taking Spanish classes first in Salamanca and then in Barcelona, Spain.
On August 19, he travels to Irun, Spain where he will continue the pilgrimage to Santiago that he began two years ago. He has 503 miles to go!
During this journey, he will keep in touch with us on the parish Facebook page and he will carry and pray our prayers along the way.
Please send your prayers to him right up through August 18, firstname.lastname@example.org
Fall 2017 Session
Discover your spiritual gifts and learn how best to use them in life and in ministry.
Spiritual Gifts Discovery is a multi-day workshop that fosters spiritual and personal growth. Through teaching, prayer, and faith sharing in pairs, you will come to understand more fully whom God created you to be and what God wants you to do with your life.
Each session builds on the previous so commitment to the journey is key.
$20 per person.
Materials, refreshments and lunch provided.
Pre-registration is required. Visit us in the courtyard September 2-3, 9-10.
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