Dear Sacred Heart and St. Mary’s Families,
This past week I found out that another of my siblings is expecting, so that means there will be a third niece or nephew making an appearance in the next few months: one in December, one in February, and one in April. What a joy family is!
Looking ahead, we will be resuming our Bible Study schedule. We will be picking up in John 18. The Bible is one of God’s great gifts to us. It helps us hear Him, and through it, God reveals Himself. There is a famous poem attributed to Pedro Arrupe, SJ:
Nothing is more practical than
finding God, than
falling in Love
in a quite absolute, final way.
What you are in love with,
what seizes your imagination, will affect everything.
It will decide
what will get you out of bed in the morning,
what you do with your evenings,
how you spend your weekends,
what you read, whom you know,
what breaks your heart,
and what amazes you with joy and gratitude.
Fall in Love, stay in love,
and it will decide everything.
Studying Scripture helps us to know we are loved and to fall in love ourselves. Here are the dates for upcoming Bible Studies:
Sacred Heart (6pm in the Grey Room in the school basement):
St. Mary’s (10am following the 9:15am Mass):
November 7th (moved from the 31st due to the Holy Day)
If you have not already done so, I encourage you to take a copy of Bishop Barron’s book Letter to a Suffering Church. As Bishop Barron puts it: For Catholics questioning their faith, searching desperately for encouragement and hope, this book will offer reasons to stay and fight for the Body of Christ.
This week, Fr. Tomy and I will be hosting a meeting for anyone who wants to discuss this letter and ask questions. It will be followed by a time of prayer for reparation and healing.
- We will meet Wednesday, October 9th, at St. Mary’s at 6pm in the Parish Hall.
- We will meet Thursday, October 10th, at Sacred Heart at 6pm in the Parish Hall.