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Fr. Mark’s Desk - October 18, 2020
Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Fr. Mark’s Desk - October 11, 2020
Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time
“For many are called, but few are chosen.”

In my lifetime, going on 60 years, there have been many renewal initiatives and programs regarding the church. It seems easy to point to the Second Vatican Council as an initiator but the truth is, renewal goes back to the time of Christ Himself. When Jesus said this is my Body, this is my Blood, he was renewing the understanding of Passover which had been celebrated for thousands of years.

The call of Jesus is really an invitation into the paschal mystery, the incarnation, and an invitation to be a disciple. This invitation is hard to ignore or may be hard to notice. The call of Christ, and consequently the call of the Church, is not to brick-and-mortar but an invitation as a community of believers into the mystery of Christ. People sometimes narrowly identify their faith, to their own experience or their own parish. The renewal we are currently being called to enter is not just another program, but an attempt to identify a vision for the next generation of Catholics. Honestly, that is a formidable task. Thank you to the many who have responded to the scenarios. If you have not yet, please do so this week, as the process is about to advance.

Please submit your thoughts this week if you have not already. Thank you!

Please respond by regular mail or email: stlinusol@comcast.net. Additional information regarding the scenarios is available BY CLICKING HERE.

Please continue to pray for the protection of all human life.

“God of life and love, you created us in your image and sent your Son to bring us life. Instill in us a respect for all life, from conception to natural death. Empower us to work for justice for the poor. Nourish us that we may bring food to the hungry. Inspire us to cherish the fragile life of the unborn. Strengthen us to bring comfort to the chronically ill. Teach us to treat the aging with dignity and respect. Bring us one day into the glory of everlasting life. Through Christ our Lord, Amen.”
(World Library Publications)

Have a great week,
Fr. Mark Walter

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