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Am I on fire?

A candle, named Lumiere, sought greater things in life. His friend Nour, also a candle thought Lumiere should be satisfied with life. Lumiere heard of a man named Jesus, called the Light of the World, and desired to see this light. Nour went with his friend, so that he could comfort his friend when Lumiere was inevitably let down. Lumiere saw Jesus and heard his voice, and began to worship Jesus, “Saying, Jesus, Light of the world have mercy on me.” Jesus, Light of the World, touched Lumiere, and Lumiere lit up, through the touch of Jesus, Lumiere too became fire.

In the liturgy we pray, “You have united o Lord, your divinity with our humanity and our humanity with your divinity.” In baptism, chrismation, and the Eucharist we not only become Christian we become Christ like. When we become Christian, the light of Christ is in us. When we become Christian we become as Jesus says, “gods.” (John 10:34) The Christian idea of theosis is that Christ became man to make us like God- we are given eternal life, we are given love, and in love we become like God who is love. (1 John 4:9) Peter says, “we become partakers in the divine nature.” (2 Peter 1:4) In the fire of God’s divine love we are lit aflame. In the light of Christ we become light. We must let the light of Christ within us shine into the darkness in the world, into the darkness in our city, and into the darkness in our families.

Children’s Religious Education this Sunday at 10 am. Service hours for teenagers looking to be teaching assistants and fun activity organizers during the 10am-11am slot and beyond.

- St. Vincent dePaul First Saturday of Every month 6:30 pm - 8 pm serving meal at men's Gettysburg shelter 1921 S Gettysburg Ave, Dayton, OH 45417.

- Card and game night Wednesday, November 28 at 7 pm in the Church hall.

- Thanksgiving dinner Sunday, November 11 after the 11 am liturgy. Please see Trish Zenni, Rita Najem, or Fr. Alex if you would like to bring a dish.

- House of Bread Thursday, November 15 9am-2:30 pm 9 Orth Avenue.

-Tough topic November 18- Marriage and children

- Bishop Elias visit Friday through Sunday December 7-9. With meet and greet, spiritual talk, liturgies, Saturday Night Dinner, and raffle. Tickets for the dinner are available this Sunday.

- Liturgy with Bishop Elias 11 am December 8 with lunch to follow in honor of the Immaculate Conception.

- Meetings with Bishop Elias by reservation 1 - 5 pm.

- Liturgy with Bishop Elias 11 am December 9 with reception to follow.

- Nominations are being accepted for the following awards to be awarded Saturday December 8: Faithful family award, Volunteer of the Year award, Young and Faithful Award (12-17), Good and faithful servant award (lifetime achievement), 1 Timothy 4:12 award (18-35), Faith of a child award (5-11)

-Christmas caroling at the nursing home this December. Please speak with Rita or Fr. Alex if you want to participate.

- Pilgrimage to Washington, DC for March for Life, Church tours, and tour of the capital. January Thursday the 17th - Saturday the 19th.

- Reviewing the parish feedback has begun. More information forthcoming. - Initiatives- To what is God calling you? What are your hopes, dreams, and ideas for our parish? What do you want to do? Mission, charity, prayers, work, fundraisers, or maintenance? How can we support you? -Bible Study every Sunday at 10 am.

-Spanish Liturgy 6 pm Saturday. Sunday liturgies 9 am and 11 am -Confessions immediately before and after daily liturgies or by appointment. -Arabic Class for Children 10 am Saturday, for Adults 11:15 am Saturday

-Art Class for children every other Saturday at noon

St. Ignatius of Antioch Sunday of the Dedication of the Church November 11, 2018

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