Today's Gospel Reflection

Posted: Jan 31, 2016 | Category: Gospel Reflection,

When the people in the synagogue heard this, they were all filled with fury." Why were these folks furious? Because they didn't like what Jesus told them. They took offense at his teaching that "no prophet is accepted in his own native place." Jesus was implying that his fellow Nazarenes in the synagogue were blind to who he really was. And this made them mad. They didn't like being told that they were wrong. But Jesus told them anyway. He knew that these people needed to hear the truth, even if it mean that he would be unpopular. In fact, he spoke the truth even at risk of his own life. "They rose up, drove him out of the town, and led him to the brow of the hill on which their town had been built, to hurl him down headlong."

It can be tempting to confuse Jesus' kindness and goodness with passivity, mistakenly imagining him as a person who would never ruffle any feathers because he was so concerned about being "nice." This one-sided image of Jesus can lead us to excuse our own passivity about the falsehood and evil that surrounds us. We can justify our silence or inaction by convincing ourselves that we shouldn't upset anyone. But the fact is that Jesus upset people on a regular basis. That wasn't his goal, of course, but he was willing to deal with resistance for the sake of truth and justice. And we should be willing to do the same.

Our world is growing more and more hostile to the message of the Gospel. When we simply live our faith authentically, it makes some people angry. But we should not recoil from this reality. Jesus' witness made people furious too. But when they got mad, he didn't cave in. Whether people like it or not, the truth does not change.



Question and Answer

Posted: Jan 29, 2016 | Category: Question & Answer,
My fiancée and I are planning our wedding for next year. We still have to attend classes and meet with a priest. What should we expect from the classes? Does the priest test us to see if we are ready to be married?

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Funeral information

Posted: Jan 28, 2016

Donna K. Flinchum
Everyone is welcome to attend the Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, January 29 at 10 am.

There will be no 8 am Mass on Friday


Mary Ann Weiherer
Everyone is welcome to attend the vistation on Saturday, January 30 at 9 am with the Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am


Joan Augenstein
Everyone is welcome to attend the visiation on Monday, February 1 at 9:30 am with the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am





For Your Marriage

Posted: Jan 28, 2016 | Category: Marriage Tips,

Help strengthen marriage by remembering your friends’ and family members’ wedding anniversaries. A simple “congratulations” by phone, text, email, etc., lets them know you value their commitment and are praying for their marriage.

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Posted: Jan 27, 2016

Love to play bingo? If so, St. Clement Parish/School invites you to attend their next Super Bingo scheduled for Saturday, February 20th. There will be $6,000 in total bingo pay-out along with thousands more given away in instants, split-thepot, raffles, and door prizes. Cafeteria doors open at 10 a.m. and games begin at 1 p.m. Location: 4534 Vine Street, St. Bernard. All profits to benefit the students. Hope to see you there!

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Wednesday: 8:30-9:30 a.m.

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