Fr. Jim's Homily 29th
Sun. in Ordinary Time
One New Person
Brothers and sisters:
You were at that time without Christ,
alienated from the community of Israel
and strangers to the covenants of promise,
without hope and without God in the world.
But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off
have become near by the Blood of Christ.
For he is our peace, he made both one
and broke down the dividing wall of enmity,
through his Flesh,
abolishing the law with its commandments and legal claims,
that he might create in himself one new person in place of the two,
thus establishing peace,
and might reconcile both with God,
in one Body, through the cross,
putting that enmity to death by it.
He came and preached peace
to you who were far off
and peace to those who were near,
for through him we both have access
in one Spirit to the Father.
So then you are no longer strangers and sojourners,
but you are fellow citizens with the holy ones
and members of the household of God,
built upon the foundation of the Apostles and prophets,
with Christ Jesus himself as the capstone.
Through him the whole structure is held together
and grows into a temple sacred in the Lord;
in him you also are being built together
into a dwelling place of God in the Spirit. -Ephesians 2:12-22
YDisciple: Youth Ministry
For our teens in grades 8-12 we have begun a program called
The “Y” stands for youth and this is a process in
which we are teaching
our youth to be Disciples of Jesus Christ.
As recommended by the
teachers/developers of YDisicple at
the Augustine Institute in Denver,
we began with a very small
core group. It’s going very well and our
groups are growing as
teens currently participating continue to invite
friends to join
their small groups. This is the way Jesus did it, mentoring
to a small group of people who
then went out to share their faith and
spread the Word. The small groups work best if member size stays
between 6-8 teens. Each group is led by two faith-filled adults from our parish. We invite all
teens to participate and are also looking for adults who feel they would like the role of an adult
leader for one of
the small groups. Groups meet once a week at a time that works well for all
the members. For more
go to ydisciple.org to learn how this program can change
the lives of our teens. To participate, contact
Stacy Preszler at 751-4922.
Just Faith: Justice and Peace in Our World
Just Faith is a study in the Catholic teachings of social justice
adults. New resources incorporate the writings of Pope
Catholic authors such as Henri Nouwen, and others.
Just Faith forms a small community of disciples who
the Spirit of Jesus, especially in the lives
of those who are poor
and vulnerable. For more information
click here, or
office 672-2848 to participate
in Just Faith.
Preschool Catechesis at Holy Name
Preschool will be offered during the 10:00AM Mass on Sundays in the Blessed Mother Room for 3, 4, and 5 year olds in our parish. Jeannie Konkel is organizing this opportunity for our young Christians. If you are interested in having your child attend, registration forms are available at the Pastoral Center or bring your child to the Blessed Mother Room (located in the back of the church on the south side) before Mass. There is no charge to attend the preschool classes, however registration helps in preparation to be sure there are enough supplies and snacks for all of the students.
Please contact Jeannie Konkel at 655-5315 or
Stacy Preszler at 751-4922 with questions.
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