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Wednesday Witness: God’s Love Is Mercy

Posted by Jim Thorp

“Proclaim that mercy is the greatest attribute of God.” – Jesus to St. Faustina

Devotion to Divine Mercy is not every Catholic’s thing. Some people struggle with the image of Divine Mercy: Jesus, His right hand raised to bless and heal, His left indicating his heart, from which rays ... Read More »

Core Disciple Strategy Moving Forward

Posted by Jim Thorp

In early September, Fr. Mark invited parishioners to the second meeting of the Saint Andrew Core Disciples Group, continuing to call our volunteers, leaders and staff to deeper relationships with Jesus Christ and His Church.

The purpose of these meetings is to extend the reach of our ministries by ... Read More »

Readings and Homilies for October 13-14, 2018 (English and Español)

Posted by Jim Thorp

Last weekend we heard the readings for the Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, in which Jesus urges a rich young man to follow the Commandments and, having accomplished this, sell his possessions, give to the poor and follow Him. In his homily, Fr. Mark draws our attention to the fact that ... Read More »

Wednesday Witness: What God Has Joined

Posted by Jim Thorp

Last Sunday's gospel reading began with Jesus' straightforward and strict teaching on marriage and divorce. Even in His time, the Lord's stance on this topic was shockingly strong: "[W]hat God has joined together, no human being must separate." In our current age, when divorce is not only legal, but ... Read More »

Readings and Homilies for October 6-7, 2018 (English and Español)

Posted by Jim Thorp

Last weekend we heard the readings for the Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, in which Jesus challenges the Jewish understanding of divorce, saying that Moses allowed it only because of the hardness of their hearts. By contrast, Jesus teaches that marriage is a bond impossible to break. In his homily, Fr. ... Read More »

Wednesday Witness: Parents Are the Key

Posted by Jim Thorp

You have asked to have your child baptized. In doing so you are accepting the responsibility of training him/her in the practice of the faith. It will be your duty to bring him/her up to keep God’s commandments as Christ taught us, by loving God and our neighbor. Do ... Read More »

Readings and Homilies for the Weekend of September 29-30, 2018 (English and Español)

Posted by Jim Thorp

Last weekend we heard the readings for the Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, in which Jesus advises His disciples that if their foot, hand or eye causes them to sin, it would be better to remove it that to be thrown, whole and able-bodied, in Gehenna. In his homily, Fr. ... Read More »

Wednesday Witness: Able-Bodied

Posted by Jim Thorp

Now you are Christ’s body, and individually parts of it.  – 1 Corinthians 12:27

Blogger's Note: The post below is revised from an article first published the St. Michael Catholic Church bulletin roughly four years ago. It is remarkable how well the same message fits Saint Andrew as we head into ... Read More »

Readings and Homilies for the Weekend of September 22-23, 2018 (English and Español)

Posted by Jim Thorp

Last weekend we heard the readings for the Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, in which Jesus begins teaching His disciples that He will suffer and die—and they begin arguing which of them is the greatest. Jesus tells them, "If anyone wishes to be first, he shall be the last of all ... Read More »

Readings and Homilies for the Weekend of September 15-16, 2018 (English and Bilingual)

Posted by Jim Thorp

Last weekend we heard the readings for the Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, in which Peter declares Jesus the Messiah, then rebukes Him for saying he must suffer and die. In his English homily, Fr. Newton encourages us to ask two questions: Who do we say Jesus is? and Do our words and ... Read More »