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Msgr. Schwanger

Our Lady of Lourdes

3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time : January 22, 2017

My Dear Family of Our Lady of Lourdes,

Following up on our Open House at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish School on the 17th I would like to let you know my plans for its future.

We are currently going through registration for those students who are currently enrolled and would like to return for next year. As part of that process each family is required to establish that they are practicing members of our parish family. If you would like to know what I mean by “active parishioner” you can check out our “Living the Faith” pamphlets in all the media racks of the church and chapel.  ose families who establish that they are active parishioners are then invited to register their children for the coming year.

at invitation is necessary in order to register – why? We are a parish school. It is part of the mission of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish to help active parish families to form and educate their children in the context of their relationship with Jesus Christ.  e family’s practice of the Faith is what they o er to each other and to us for the success of that mission. Our part as a parish family is to o er that formation and education not just to some but to all active parish families.

One way we seek to do that is to o er  nancial aid for those active families who could not otherwise a ord the current tuition. Tuition accurately re ects the annual cost to operate the school.  at said, we are working toward the goal of o ering formation and education at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish School tuition free.  e school’s budget would be integrated into the overall budget of the parish and the regular income of the parish would cover the cost of operating the school.

is is only possible, of course, when we are all fully engaged and “Living the Faith”. With that, this and much more would be easy!

Msgr. Schwanger
Pastor

Creation was a decision, not by chance

January 22, 2017

77. “By the word of the Lord the heavens were made” (Ps 33:6). This tells us that the world came about as the result of a decision, not from chaos or chance, and this exalts it all the more. The creating word expresses a free choice. The universe did not emerge as the result of arbitrary omnipotence, a show of force or a desire for self-assertion. Creation is of the order of love. God’s love is the fundamental moving force in all created things: “For you love all things that exist, and detest none of the things that you have made; for you would not have made anything if you had hated it” (Wis 11:24). Every creature is thus the object of the Father’s tenderness, who gives it its place in the world. Even the fleeting life of the least of beings is the object of his love, and in its few seconds of existence, God enfolds it with his affection. Saint Basil the Great described the Creator as “goodness without measure,” while Dante Alighieri spoke of “the love which moves the sun and the stars.” Consequently, we can ascend from created things “to the greatness of God and to his loving mercy.” (Benedict XVI, Catechesis, Nov. 9, 2005)

Source : Laudato Si’

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