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Pastoral Bulletin July 2019

Pastoral Bulletin July 2019

In the footsteps of Pope St. John Paul II

In the footsteps of Pope St. John Paul II

‘A very good place’ for the elderly

‘A very good place’ for the elderly

‘Not leaving, being sent’

‘Not leaving, being sent’

Courage: 'I thank God for this ministry'

Courage: 'I thank God for this ministry'

Nothing could STEM her dreams

Nothing could STEM her dreams

No vacation from Sunday Mass

No vacation from Sunday Mass

'Always laughing, always dancing, always smiling'

'Always laughing, always dancing, always smiling'

Maronite Catholics convene in Miami

Maronite Catholics convene in Miami

Calling Curley-Notre Dame grads

Calling Curley-Notre Dame grads

Middle school athletes recognized at All Star Mass

Middle school athletes recognized at All Star Mass

Summer-long citizenship campaign launched

Summer-long citizenship campaign launched

Hundreds take part in all-night vigil for Sacred Hearts

Hundreds take part in all-night vigil for Sacred Hearts

Cath·o·hól·ic

Choose again what is good

July 11, 2019

205. Yet all is not lost. Human beings, while capable of the worst, are also capable of rising above themselves, choosing again what is good, and making a new start, despite their mental and social conditioning. We are able to take an honest look at ourselves, to acknowledge our deep dissatisfaction, and to embark on new paths to authentic freedom. No system can completely suppress our openness to what is good, true and beautiful, or our God-given ability to respond to his grace at work deep in our hearts. I appeal to everyone throughout the world not to forget this dignity which is ours. No one has the right to take it from us.

Source : Laudato Si'

Fr. Juan J. Sosa

St. Joseph Church

The commandments that God gave to Moses and the instructions that Jesus handed over to his disciples did not exceed their strength. God always gave them the necessary strength to follow the path to salvation. Today’s readings affirm that above all else, what is most important is our ability to love and to be merciful to others; such attitudes arise out of our radical conversion to the one who loved us first, and whom we discover through the gift of faith, at home, in our community, and of course, in ourselves. In our First Reading from the Book of Deuteronomy, Moses affirms that God is always near his people in order to guide them toward the Promised Land.

St. Paul reveals that Christ is the image of the invisible God, the Son of God and the Head of the Church. In Christ all has been reconciled, and through him we are united by the power of the Holy Spirit. The Lord’s words in today’s Gospel clearly define the mercy of God in the story of Good Samaritan. When the doctor of the Law asked who his neighbor was, Jesus’ parable defined the neighbor as anyone who needs us, especially the weakest and most vulnerable among us. In our neighbor we see the image of the invisible God, who made visible before us through faith and in love. How are we healing the wounds of our neighbors?

Fr. Juan J. Sosa
Pastor

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