Twenty-Eighth Sunday Reflection

Published on Oct 11th, 2011 by Austin Keith | 0

As I write this, Fr. Peter, Fr. Anthony and myself, are preparing to join our brother priests in the annual Retreat at Marywood. This time offers each of us the opportunity to be refreshed and renewed in our priestly ministry. We are offered time to pray and reflect on our present ministries and spend time with some of our fellow priests we do not get the opportunity to see. In the quiet, serene setting of the St. Johns River, God is present to all of His Creation. Hopefully, each of us will return nourished and prepared for the busy schedule that awaits us.
As many of our are aware, beginning with the First Sunday of Advent, we as a church begin celebrating the new Roman Liturgy. In preparation for these changes, Mass Cards, which, have the new responses have been placed in the pews next to the hymnals (please leave them in the pews next to the pews and do not take them home) I invite you to begin the process of learning these subtle changes in hopes of being prepared to celebrate our Church’s New Year. In addition, on October 22, 2011, Fr. Tom Willis will be here to facilitate a workshop to explain these changes. More information concerning the details may be found in the Bulletin.
Finally, our reading today speaks of the Heavenly Banquent that God has planned for us. Let Us take comfort in knowing that our Lord has shown us the way back to the Father.
To close, let us reflect on the words in St. Paul’s Letter to the Philippians:
“My God will fully supply whatever you need, in accord with
his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. To our God and Father,
Glory forever and ever. Amen.”

God bless you,
Father John