21 Sep 2019

This Week Letter – September 22, 2019

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From the Pastor’s Desk


Today’s readings from the Mass are a call to fidelity to God and a warning not to lose that fidelity in these words:  “You cannot serve both God and mammon.”  Many different people and concerns are vying for first place in our lives.  We cannot give them that first place, for from the very beginning it belongs to God. He is our treasure and it is God we wish to serve all our lives.  Because Jesus lives in the Church, it follows that it is our responsibility to care not only for its physical structure, but also for the church that lives in the hearts of the faithful.


A certain king migrated with his entire court through the desert to a new kingdom.  Camels carried heavy crates filled with treasures.  Suddenly, one of the camels stumbled and the crates it carried burst open, scattering the jewels they contained.    The servants rushed to collect them. But one servant remained with the king.  The king asked him: “Why did you not go and collect the treasures?”  The servant answered:  “Because you, Lord, are my greatest treasure and it is you I wish to serve to the end of my life.”


Let us repeat this confession today as we pray for vocations to the priesthood and religious sisters so that there may be no lack of God’s ministers.  Thank you for the generous donations you make today for our Archdiocesan Seminary.


I remind you and invite you to come to our Parish Dinner Dance on Saturday, October 12th; I urge you to take part in our raffle and purchase dinner tickets which will be available after every weekend Mass or at the Rectory during the week.  God bless you and Good Luck!


Fr. Richard Milek