Reclaim Sunday Weekly Blog

Twenty Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time-September 13, 2015

Happy Sunday!

Faced with shifting demographics and strains upon both pastoral and family life a call opens.  The key challenge is basically presented in The National Directory for Catechesis:  How does a Catholic parishioner, catechists etc. " introduce the real person of Jesus Christ" to the people of today? (P. 40)

 

An introduction may provide the person's name, as CCC identifies as sacred and the icon of their person ( CCC 2158), something to connect to the audience ( hometown, parish, ministry) and a compelling note of interest on life connecting to the greater community.  As Christ himself asked his followers: " But who do you say that I am?" (Mark 8:29). It returns us to our identity as Catholics.  Who do we say that Jesus Christ is? Or more pointedly: How has life changed as a result of a living relationship with Christ?

As we prepare for Pope Francis' visit we ask ourselves the same.  In faith we profess to all the nations our hope who is Jesus Christ, friend of the poor, sinners, scholars and dignitaries and become one with the Father in him through the Holy Spirit.  A true love.

Will you forward our link to www.reclaimsunday.net?  We will be praying for each of your needs.  Remember, you are part of the body of Christ who is asking us who he is?

Sunday situated the answer in the sacrifice of the Sunday Mass.  If you have been away for awhile, did you know we are praying unceasingly for you?  We long for your return, your closeness and your smile.

Come home this Sunday.  We need you.

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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