So what if I don't speak well?
In the first reading for this Sunday, we hear that Paul was a weak man and a poor speaker. People say that Paul’s “bodily presence is weak and his speech contemptible.” (2 Corinthians 10:10) This reminds me of Moses who was, “slow of speech and tongue.” (Exodus 4:10) Jeremiah did not want to speak because he considered himself “only a child.” (Jeremiah 1:7) John the Baptist appears to modern eyes to be both crazy and fanatical, because he lived in the wilderness eating insects and his contemporaries thought him at least unusual. (Matthew 3:4) Yet, all of these men proclaimed the good news they had received.
All of us, men and women, young and old, rich and poor, strong and weak are called to proclaim the good news we have received.
What are the steps?
Hear the good news.
Be transformed by drawing close to God.
Proclaim the life changing good news we have received.
What is the good news?
God sent His Son to save mankind from sin, isolation, and death. Jesus saves us through death on the cross, resurrection on the third day, ascension into heaven, the sending of the Holy Spirit and the establishment of the Church- his Kingdom on earth, his Bride, and his Body. Jesus says us so that we may become saints, members of his body, and live forever with God.
- Pastoral Committee Tuesday, January 22 at 7pm all are welcome.
- Pilgrimage to Washington, DC for March for Life, Church tours, and tour of the capital. January, Thursday the 17th - Saturday the 19th.
- House of Bread Wednesday, January 23 9 am-2:30 pm.
- Reviewing the parish feedback has begun. More information forthcoming. We will go over the gathered feedback, meet for negative feedback and diagnosis, meet for positive feedback, and have a meeting to reach out to past parishioners.
- 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?
- Feast of St. Maron Saturday, February 9 liturgy 11 am and Friday, February 8 liturgy 7pm.
- Bible Study every Sunday at 10 am.
- Sunday liturgies 9 am and 11 am
- Confessions immediately before and after daily liturgies or by appointment.
St. Ignatius of Antioch 1st Week of Epiphany January 13, 2019