When I spoke at all the Masses on Stewardship last Sunday, I was very touched that many of the Masses applauded my message. I was thrilled too by the response in pledges. Some of you brought the pledge card home to bring back today so we will wrap up our annual parish stewardship appeal today.
I referenced last Sunday the story from Matthew chapter 25. It’s the story of the Son of Man, sitting on his throne at the final judgment and it’s today’s Gospel. The message is stark and unequivocal. We will be judged on what we do, our actions – specifically how we treat the hungry, the thirsty, the stranger, the naked and those in prison. Reaching out to such needs as those, is part of the mission of our parish and I tried to make the point last Sunday that by supporting our parish, you are sharing in its ministry. Thank you again for your incredible gifts of Time, Talents and Treasure to our beautiful parish.
More blessings to thank the Lord for! Our seminarian Parker Sandoval was ordained a deacon yesterday November 22nd. His ordination to Priesthood will be next May. What a joy for our Church?
Thanksgiving is this week and Deacon Parker has agreed to preach at our 10:00 AM Mass (our only Mass that day). I hope to see many of you come to that Mass to prayerfully thank the Lord for our many blessings.
And here’s an invitation. If you, for whatever reason, will be alone this Thanksgiving, then I invite you to my Thanksgiving dinner in the rectory. You don’t have to bring anything, I will get the turkey and all the trimmings. Just bring yourself, don’t be alone that day, give me the pleasure of your company but let me know you are coming. Phone 818-888-8200. We will gather at 2:00 and eat at 3:00PM. A blessed Thanksgiving to all.
God bless you all.
View the photos from Father Dan Fox farewell liturgy on June 29, 2014.
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