Go and Tell the Good News to All
The antiphon to the responsorial Psalm this Sunday is a mandate from Jesus to all his followers to “Go out to all the world and tell the Good News” (Mk 16: 15). This instruction from Jesus is addressed to all of us his followers. We are to carry with us the message of redemption through Jesus Christ. There are those called specifically to share this good news of God’s glory (Is. 66: 19) with others, especially those far beyond their boundaries. In the church, we have missionaries who go to other places away from their homes to invite them to “recline at table in the Kingdom of God” ( Lk. 13: 30).
We have the privilege of welcoming to our parish this weekend Fr. Andrew Torma, MSC, to preach a mission on behalf of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart. Fr. Torma shares the apostolate of his religious society with us this weekend, so we too can be co-sharers in welcoming others to the Kingdom of God. I encourage you to support the mission of the MSC this weekend through your contributions, material and spiritual. Thank you.
Let me take this opportunity to also address the need in our parish to support the renewal of our faith and fellowship. Please keep walking the faith journey with your parish brothers and sisters. Remind your friends and family of the importance of attending masses regularly, especially on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation. Encourage those discouraged, scared, disappointed, or tired to return to the gathering of their brothers and sisters. Our fellowship as a parish, as members of the body of Christ, pleases God and strengthens our faith.
Please consider seriously participating in our forthcoming Parish Picnic. Mark September 18 on your calendar. We want to celebrate our accomplishment with the Parish Hall and other projects. These are signs of our commitment to the faith and the Church. We build up the parish when we support each other in the life of Grace. And grace builds on nature, so we can start by coming together to eat, drink and dance on Sunday, September 18, 2022.
All are welcome to the party.
In the Sacred Heart of Jesus,
Fr. Bernard, OP