8,000 plus have entered the www.reclaimsunday.net site indicating an ongoing
curiosity and desire on the unique place of Sunday in our lives! If you have stumbled onto our site, Welcome! If you are a regular visitor thank-you for passing on the link to friends and more importantly thinking anew on how Sunday may
unite us in the journey of discipleship. In the coming week the church calendar will invite us to spend time with: St. Therese of Lisieux (Tueday, October 1st), The Holy Guardian Angels (Wednesday, October 2nd) and St. Francis of Assisi (Friday, October
4th.) With a barrage of life needs at our door on any given day the following excerpt from St. Therese's autobiography, The Story of a Soul, may help:
"Prayer for me is simply raising of the heart, a simple glance towards Heaven, an expression
of love and gratitude in the midst of trial, as well as in times of joy; in a word, it is something noble and supernatural expanding my soul and uniting it to God. Whenever my soul is so dry that I am incapable of a single good thought, I always say
an Our Father or a Hail Mary very slowly, and these prayers alone cheer me up and nourish my soul with divine food." p. 173. She goes on to refer her own story as a 'tangled
skein!' So take comfort!
As we prepare for Sunday may we also speak more with others of our desire to postone any non-essential activity (for time later in the week) to open space for God. So we may ask what or who is essential in our
lives for this Sunday? As one priest noted on this week's Gospel (Luke 16:19-31) the rich man in purgatory had no name and was likely there for the sin of indifference during his life. He saw the poor, but did not act. The poor man on
the other hand receives the dignity of a name, Lazarus. So may we ask St. Therese and St. Francis for courage as we travel forward to act on the faith we have received.
Check out the new article link, on 'Resource Steps' from Catholic News
Service on how New Orleans Catholic Schools are reclaiming Sunday in the schools!