Reflections

TWENTY-NINTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2019)

TWENTY-NINTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2019) Readings: Exodus 17:8-13 Psalms 121:1-8 2 Timothy 3:14-4:2 Luke 18:1-8 We are accustomed to hearing Jesus’ parables and assigning the appropriate roles to individuals with whom we are familiar. Thus, if we appear in our lives to be like the widow, praying ceaselessly for “things to happen,” then it… Continue reading TWENTY-NINTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2019)

Weekly Prayers of the Faithful

Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time C, October 20, 2019

Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time C, October 20, 2019 We come to the Lord with our prayers and petitions knowing that he is a just judge who cares for all our needs. That Pope Francis, whose travels display the missionary role of the Church, may inspire all the faithful on this World Mission Sunday to… Continue reading Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time C, October 20, 2019

Letters

Anonymous Letter to Some Parishioners

The following anonymous letter was sent to several parishioners in St. Isabel envelopes to discourage them from resuming the parish ministries. Anonymous Letter to Some Parishioners The letter above, anonymously sent from the parish of St. Isabel to some parishioners who had the generosity (or, gall?) to ask to return to active ministries in the church,… Continue reading Anonymous Letter to Some Parishioners

Reflections

TWENTY-EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2019)

TWENTY-EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2019) Readings: 2 Kings 5:14-17 Psalms 98:1-4 2 Timothy 2:8-13 Luke 17:11-19 There are those, many with a peculiarly conservative bent, who believe that you cannot come to God without an overwhelming sense of guilt. For them it is guilt that drives you to God, usually through the confessional door.… Continue reading TWENTY-EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2019)

Weekly Prayers of the Faithful

Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time C, October 13, 2019

Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time C, October 13, 2019 We come to the Lord with all the challenges that we face in life asking that he take pity on us in our struggles. That the Vatican Synod on the Amazon Region might be lived in “fraternal communion and in the docility to the Holy Spirit,… Continue reading Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time C, October 13, 2019

Letters

A FEW ELEMENTS OF BISHOP FRANK DEWANE’S CREDIBILITY CRISIS

A FEW ELEMENTS OF BISHOP FRANK DEWANE’S CREDIBILITY CRISIS October, 2019: Diocese of Venice lists Rev. Christopher Senk as Pastor of St. Isabel Parish and a Temporary Administrator.  St. Isabel Parish Bulletin lists neither position and purges Fr. Senk from listing. Cumulative St. Isabel Parish Bulletin weekly information provides a total Offertory Collection for 2018-19… Continue reading A FEW ELEMENTS OF BISHOP FRANK DEWANE’S CREDIBILITY CRISIS