Sharing the July 30, 2017, Gospel With Children

Posted: Jul 31, 2017 | Category: Gospel Reflection,

Sharing the Gospel
Your toys can break. Your books can tear. Your clothes can shrink and stain. Things don't last forever. The king-dom of heaven does last forever. It is like a treasure. Heav-en is worth more than anything you own. In both stories, the person who found the treasure sold everything else just to be a part of God's kingdom

God, help me to love your kingdom more than the things I have.

Something to Draw
Draw a picture of yourself finding a buried treasure.

Mission for the Week
Put God's kingdom first. Read a Bible story every morning.



Gospel Reflection for July 30, 2017

Posted: Jul 30, 2017 | Category: Gospel Reflection,

""When he finds a pearl of great price, he goes and sells all that he has and buys it." How many of us think of our faith as "a pearl of great price"? How many of us really recognize the precious treasure we already possess? As baptized Christians, we have been welcomed into God's family. We are royalty in his kingdom! No matter what our status may be on earth, no matter what treasures we may or may not own right now, we are heirs of God's heavenly kingdom.

It is easy to take this for granted, however. On this side of eternity, it's even a temptation to forget that we have been adopted into God's family. Right now, for us, "the kingdom of heaven is like a treasure buried in a field." That is to say, the treasure isn't always so obvious. But that doesn't mean it isn't there. It just means that we have to dig a little bit to find it. We have to remove whatever layers of dirt or sand may be obscuring the priceless package and bring it back into the daylight.

So where is our treasure buried? What, if anything, is obscuring the full flourishing of our faith? Is it buried by the demands of work or school? Is our faith hidden beneath the weight of sickness or sorrow? Have we covered it over with false "treasures" that only give us fleeting joy? Or have we never even given our faith the chance to come into the sunlight at all?

Whatever it is for each one of us, we should re-solve to recover the treasure that lies beneath our feet. By giving ourselves to Christ, encountering him regularly through prayer, Scripture study, and the sacraments, we too can experience the joy of that blessed merchant who, by selling all he had, truly became rich.



Readings for the Week of July 30, 2017

Posted: Jul 29, 2017 | 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 daily mass in your life.

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Festival: Save the Date

Posted: Jul 28, 2017

Festival Chairperson's Dinner Monday August 7 at 6:30 pm

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Question and Answer

Posted: Jul 26, 2017
July 26 is the feast of Joachim and Anna. Who are they and what do we know about them?

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Question and Answer

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