The Pastor’s Corner
                Fourth Sunday of Lent
                      March 26, 2017
   

“Stewardship is a spiritual way of life that defines who we are in relationship to God  and everyone and everything we ever encounter”.

 

Dear Folks,

            Our readings this week invite us to look at the world through the eyes of faith.  They call upon us to utilize the lens of faith to look from our hearts into the hearts of others, to view from our souls the souls of others, and to perceive from our minds the thoughts of others.  In essence, the scriptures call upon us to look all things and see them as God sees them.

            Divine insight is greatly needed in a time when many are afraid to explore beyond their personal comfort zone.  Just beyond the boundaries of our personal perception lies many spiritual treasures that have the possibility of greatly enriching our lives.  Strangers can become acquaintances.  Acquaintances can become neighbors.  And, neighbors can become friends.  By venturing beyond what we know, we might discover hidden talents within us.  By making a leap of faith we might even discover that God loves and upholds us at all times.

            This week’s readings invite us to take a second look at some of the people, things, and experiences we have taken for granted.  There are some wonderful spiritual surprises waiting for us.

             Fr. Steve

Goings On

Christian Simplicity Lenten Series – Every Thursday

Your Choice Of 9:30-10:45 am or 7-8:15 pm – Every Thurs Of Lent

This Thursday, March 23 Consumption-Recycling


Lenten Fridays

K of C Fish Fry – 4:30 – 7:30 pm

 

No Mass This Tuesday – I will be at a reconciliation service in North Vernon.


Special Masses: This Weekend – Saturday, March 25, 8 pm Spanish Mass at Holy Trinity

                                  Next Weekend – Sunday, April 2, 19, 7 pm Mass at Franklin College

  





Legacy - "Do One More Thing For Your St. Rose Family By Making A Leap of Faith”


At mass this week find a parishioner you do not know and introduce yourself.  Pick out a parishioner who is much older or much younger than yourself, taller or shorter than yourself; who is greatly different from yourself.  Say a daily prayer for this person that their life may be full and wholesome.  May boldness of faith be a part of the Legacy that we create at St. Rose!



Stewardship

March 26, 2017 – Fourth Sunday of Lent

Saint Paul gives us a wake up call. As stewards of the light of Christ, we are to reflect that light with the help of the Holy Spirit. If Christ’s work has transformed and illuminated our lives, there should be a change. The light of Christ’s active presence should be at work in us. And as the light shines within us, we take on the properties of that light and we shine too. We are used by God to shine the light of Christ in the lives of others. A challenging Lenten reflection: Is the light of Christ shining in our hearts? Is the light of Christ reflecting out from us to others?

 

“Our inherited Catholic Legacy is what our Catholic forebears have done for us.

Our stewardship is the means by which we will hand on our Catholic Legacy to those who will follow after us.”


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