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OCT

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Archdiocese For The Military Services, Usa Collection November 5 & 6, 2016

Posted: Oct 31, 2016

There will be a second collection for the AMS. It relies solely on private donors in support of its mission—”Serving those who serve” and its ministry to provide the same pastoral care and services to Catholics serving in the United States Armed Forces, enrolled in U.S. Military Academies, undergoing treatment at any of the 153 Department of Veterans Affairs’ medical Centers, working in civilian jobs for the federal government beyond U.S. borders, and the families of these populations, as does any other Catholic diocese.

While the salaries and retirement of Catholic military chaplains are paid for by the U.S. Government, the AMS receives no funding from the government or the military for its programs and services, including the Co-Sponsored Seminarian Program, which provides priests for home dioceses and for the military chaplaincy. To learn more about the AMS, go to www.milarch.org/nationalcollection.


OCT

30

Gospel Reflection for October 30, 2016

Posted: Oct 30, 2016 | Category: Gospel Reflection,

"Behold, half of my possessions, Lord, I shall give to the poor, and if I have extorted anything from anyone I shall repay it four times over." Zacchaeus was serious about following Jesus. Maybe at the start he was just curious when he ran ahead to scale that sycamore tree. But that curiosity developed into a lifechanging experience when Jesus called him by name. At that moment, when the Lord chose Zacchaeus to be his host for the evening, the rich tax collector "came down quickly and received him with joy." And shortly thereafter came his promise of conversion and penance. Not only would he change his ways; he would make up for his former ones. And thus Jesus declared, "Today salvation has come to this house."

Penance isn't a popular concept in our modern era. We like to think about God's great mercy and forgiveness, but it's not so fun to think about the lingering effects of our sin. When Zacchaeus stole money, people suffered, especially the poor. His conversion to the ways of God wouldn't make up for the suffering he had inflicted on people. But his choice to go back and set things aright could make a difference. Sometimes, we are called to do something similar. Of course it is not always possible to go back and directly restore the relationships or situations that we have damaged through our sins. However, it IS always possible to offer a kind of sacrifice-often called "making reparation"-for our sin. We can do something virtuous and offer it to God as a kind of deposit in the universal "bank" of goodness to make up for the unjust withdrawals we have previously made. In this way, we too can show that we are serious about following the Lord.


OCT

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Readings for the Week of October 30, 2016

Posted: Oct 29, 2016 | Category: Readings For the Week,
We have made it easy an convenient for you to read the daily reading in this post. This is great way to keep the spirit of Lent and Holy Week in your life.

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OCT

28

Breaking Bread Missal Donations

Posted: Oct 28, 2016

If you would like to donate a Breaking Bread Missal in memory or honor of a loved one, please use the envelope provided in your collection packet or mark a blank enve-lope with your name and the name of the person being honored. The requested donation is $4.00 per missal.

We’d like to have these requests by Friday, November 18.


OCT

27

Question and Answer

Posted: Oct 27, 2016
I wonder if there's anything I can do to influence my friends to get involved in church-and even go more often? Can you help?

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