This weekend's Gospel.
Lluís Borrassà, Jesus Supports Saint Peter on the Water, 1411
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August 7, 2020
As Christians, we contemplate and practice the presence of God in our lives. However, we respect the mystery of not ever having the complete picture of divine providence. In the words of St. Augustine, the Doctor of Grace: “Si enim comprehendis, non est Deus” (“If you understand it, it is not God.”).
What is our vision of Jesus the Lord?
May you have a blessed feast of the
Transfiguration today, August 6.
August 5, 2020
WELCOME TO THE PASTORAL COUNCIL
We have a new pastoral council member discerned for our joint pastoral council: Konrad Drzymalski from St. Adalbert Parish. Konrad is going to be a senior at Union College, majoring in biology. He has many gifts, and we are thankful to God that he has responded to this invitation to help us all with his advice and guidance. Thank you, Konrad!
August 1, 2020
I hope yesterday was a day of good works in God’s way for you. May today’s saint, Alphonsus Liguori, help us in our progress toward the divine vision, even when we have difficult days. Here is his reflection on the second station — Jesus carries his cross.
“Consider how Jesus, in making this journey with the cross on his shoulders thought of us, and for us offered to his Father the death he was about to undergo. My most beloved Jesus, I embrace all the tribulations you have destined for me until death. I beseech you, by the merits of the pain you suffered in carrying your cross, to give me the necessary help to carry mine with perfect patience and resignation. I love you, Jesus my love; I repent of having offended you. Never permit me to separate myself from you again. Grant that I may love you always; and then do with me what you will.”
July 31, 2020
Here are some words of wisdom from St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits, whose feast day is today, July 31:
“We should never postpone a good work, no matter how small it may be, with the thought of later doing something greater. It is a very common temptation of the enemy to be always placing before us the perfection of things to come and bring us to make little of the present.”
Happy Friday, and happy day of doing good,
July 30, 2020
In the genesis of history, God brought life from an empty womb. In the fullness of time, Mary gives birth to Jesus Christ. Then, Jesus is placed in a virgin tomb. Three days later at the beginning of our salvation history, this empty tomb is a sign that God has delivered on his promise of eternal life.
Dear Lord, may I not fear emptiness in my life, for from these experiences, you will fill me with life and hope.
July 22, 2020
Please join us in praying and fasting(if your health permits) for the end of abortion in this Country on Friday 24th July, the Vigil of the Feast of St James.
Read Prayer and Fasting for Life for more information.
July 21, 2020
OUR NEW INTERN
Please welcome to our three parishes Mr. Marco Spataro, who will be with us completing an internship. Marco, who will be a sophomore at Holy Cross College in Worcester, Massachusetts in the fall semester, is also an intern in the Tribunal department of the Diocese of Albany. In his internship, he will be learning more carefully the ministries of the priest, the Diocesan Tribunal, and our parishes. He will have a busy summer here! When you see him, please extend your gratitude and encouragement to him for his willingness to enter into this experience.
Thanks very much.
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