Today was the final day of school before the Thanksgiving break, it is also the first ever feast day of Blessed Clelia Merloni. In my homily to the students, I attempted to combine both of these celebrations,
My homily from Sunday on how we are all part of one common generation seeking holiness. We must, as a society, and a Church, work together, learn from one another, and be grateful for one another.
Due to the snow, subsequent closure of school, and therefore cancelation of my class on Monday night, I have decided to make the following revisions to the upcoming schedule of classes. I wanted to communicate this information as soon as possible.
To see material already covered this session on, “Foundations of Faith.” Visit this hub.
Upcoming Dates & Topics:
All classes are held from 6:30-8:00 PM in Kertz Hall at Immaculate Conception in Jefferson City
- November 19, 2018 – Origins of Sacred Scripture (Click here for the readings)
- November 26, 2018 – Scripture & Tradition
- December 3, 2018 – Understanding Jesus Today
- December 7, 2018 – Understanding Mary Today
The last session will be on a Friday night after the Vigil Mass for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception and will also be the Advent “Soup Supper,” for the parish.
When we hear the Gospel of the ten lepers being healed, but only one giving thanks, we often think of it externally. We prefer to compare ourselves with others in terms of how much gratitude we have in comparison with our peers. Instead, maybe we should look within, and ask, why is it easy to have gratitude now close to Thanksgiving, what about the rest of the year? Shouldn’t we be grateful more that one out of twelve months?
A look at how we can follow the example of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini by following God’s will and doing what, “what were obliged to do.”
As children we like to push our siblings proverbial buttons until they do something wrong, only so that we can turn around and say, “He/She started it!” If we’re honest we even do this as adults. In today’s Gospel, Jesus reminds us that such attitudes or behavior is to be avoided as well.
Yesterday at our All School Mass, we had Veterans, Military, Law Enforcement, Firefighters and Emergency Responders all present as we thanked them for their service to our country and community.
It was also the feast day of the Dedication of the Basilica of St. John Lateran.
This homily was my attempt to tie the two occasions together through an understanding of sacrifice and freedom.
After a week off in the Foundations of Faith adult education series. I am sorry for the delay in posting the readings for Monday, I have been playing catch up after my return from the beatification of Blessed Clelia Merloni.
This week will be the most historical or concrete of the sessions until we get the weeks on Jesus and Mary. We will be examining the origins of Sacred Scripture, or in other terms, “Where does the Bible come from?”
This week’s readings come from a variety of sources from Sacred Scripture, the second century, all the way to Vatican II.
To review any of the previous weeks, check this hub.
Origins of Sacred Scripture (Click the link to download the .pdf)
See you Monday night at 6:30 in Kertz Hall
My homily this morning on interpretation as the key to authentic development or progress in the Church avoiding the pitfalls of being stuck in the past or rushing into the future without proper discernment.