Reclaim Sunday Weekly Blog

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time-January 24, 2015

Happy Sunday!

This Sunday we heard the word from 1 Corinthians 12:12-30.  It highlights our belonging to the body of Christ. "If one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it; if one part is honored, all parts share it's joy."  How we especially experience this when we gathered for the liturgy, and witnessing to life this week in holy hours and marches.  After a strong snow the early Mass goers were met with a ' highway to heaven' boulevard clearing by the industrious folks rising early to make a safe pathway.  So many go before us to mark the way, clear debris and wave us toward the entry!  

When a pastor loses a parent the faithful enter into a time of prayer.  For the flock draw closely to those to tenderly tend their souls.  When a parent of a priest passes perhaps The Lord may point to them the thousands of spiritual children they have grandparented but will never meet.  For many are the sheep of a priest.  From the lost and forsaken welcomed into the church thru Baptism, or anointing of the ill and weak, or radiant bride and groom who will be a perpetual remembrance in their lives or the newly vested ordinands who was called to dress the new priest.  All of these are in part your legacy from the loving heart of your son, a catholic priest who you unselfishly shared with the holy mother church.  Lord on this day of resurrection, look after the priests who have lost a parent.  Let them find in their flock a purpose of continuing to cleave to life to carry on with courage to bring the Gospel to every corner they travel.

The body of Christ is about a life of resurrection and eternal 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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