Reclaim Sunday Weekly Blog

July 12th, 2015-Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Happy Sunday!

Attending an ordination is a taste of Heaven.  This Sunday we praise God for the gift of yes promised in the 'I do' of committing one's life to the priesthood, begun years before in the silence of the heart.  Before the priesthood is the step to ordination to the transitional diaconate a few months prior to priestly ordination.  There is such hope, and reminder of God's closeness.  When a man begins to proclaim the Gospel and preach, baptize and marry they are more closely conformed to Christ.  It is an ecclesial day of celebration seeing the ordinands face down on the floor while the litany of saints is chanted.  Many gather with many, many stories ...it may have been one from his college friends, boyhood neighbors, parish priest who cultivated broader steps out in faith, or someone who saw the ad in the catholic newspaper, or streaming online, this is a day set apart created by God in the fullness of time who first knit the transitional deacon or priest in their mother's womb years and years before.  It has come down to the consent promising fidelity to the bishop and his successors.  This one life will give hope to the lost, charity to the forgotten, comfort to the mourning, courage to the soldiers of Christ and light in every darkness.  As we celebrate the newly ordained, those long ordained and those in seminaries and men who sense a call of Christ May www.reclaimsunday.net offer unified prayers for the glory of God's hands in their lives! The newly ordained transitional deacon preached:  ' What baggage do you need to leave behind to follow Christ?'  So, let us begin on a glorious adventure in Christ!  Unweighted by burdens and free, utterly free in the waters of new life!

Peace!

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26.11 | 13:22

I haven't perfected my Sundays yet -- but I do refrain from at least laundry and cleaning. I do try to find something special to eat, too. Working on it!

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10.08 | 02:45

I do appreciate your way of evangelization in this year of Faith. On the day of Lord, let us do those that foster our relation with him: mass, scripture reading

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08.08 | 13:04

Studying in Jerusalem several years ago, I was very moved by the power the Sabbath has to reclaim and rejuvenate lives of believers, a time for complete rest.

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30.04 | 22:05

Sunday is the day of the Lord. Let us come to Him as a family specially on this day to celebrate him and share the joy with others present in the church

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