Saturday, July 26, 2014

Bulletin for the Week of July 27, 2014 and the Deacon's Corner

The Deacon’s Corner 

In the Gospel today the Holy Spirit tells us what the kingdom of heaven is like. Jesus said, “The kingdom of heaven is like a net thrown into the sea, which collects fish of every kind. When it is full they haul it ashore and sit down to put what is good into baskets. What is bad they throw away. Thus it will be at the end of the age. The angels will go out and separate the wicked from the righteous and throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be wailing and grinding of teeth.”

       On the great Day of Judgment we will be judged according to the way we live our lives. On that day the sheep will be placed on His right and the goats on the His left. Grace is given to us, if we accept it, to choose the life Jesus wants us to live or reject it. We can gain our heavenly reward by making our ordinary actions for the love of God and keeping ourselves in the state of grace.

     At our baptism we are given Sanctifying grace and the guidance of the Holy Spirit so we can live as members of God’s holy people. Sanctifying grace gives our souls a new life, that is, a sharing in the life of God himself. Grace is divine life in our soul. By it, Christ lives in us and we in Him. St. Paul says, “It is now no longer I that lives, but Christ lives in me” (Gal. 2, 20). Sanctifying grace makes us holy, a temple of the Holy Spirit, adopted children of God and gives us the right to heaven.

     We also need actual grace from God in our daily lives to give us the strength to do what is right. Actual grace is the supernatural help of God which enlightens our minds and strengthens our will to do good and to avoid evil. The principle ways to obtain grace are prayer and the sacraments, especially the Holy Eucharist.

     Let us all strive to obtain our heavenly reward each and every day by loving our neighbor as we love ourselves. By loving we will never do anything that is against the teachings of Jesus.  Let the Holy Spirit be our guide at all times.

      Deacon John W. Miller

The bulletin for the week of July 27, 2014 has been posted. Click here to see it.

The calendar on the website has been updated with all events for the coming week along with prayer intention information and information on the second collection for all of the masses. Take some time to look at our calendar here.

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