Parish News for the Month of January

Jr. High CCD will resume Sunday January 22nd from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.  Please note the time change.



Upcoming Events

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 07:00 PM
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 07:30 PM
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 12:30 PM
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 05:00 PM
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 07:00 PM

Readings for the Week

Readings for the Week of January 15, 2017
Sunday: Is 49:3, 5-6/Ps 40/1 Cor 1:1-3/
     Jn 1:29-34
Monday: Heb 5:1-10/Ps 110/Mk 2:18-22
Tuesday: Heb 6:10-20/Ps 111/Mk 2:23-28
Wednesday: Heb 7:1-3, 15-17/Ps 110/
     Mk 3:1-6
Thursday: Heb 7:25--8:6/Ps 40/Mk 3:7-12
Friday: Heb 8:6-13/Ps 85/Mk 3:13-19
Saturday: Heb 9:2-3, 11-14/Ps 47/
     Mk 3:20-21
Next Sunday: Is 8:23--9:3/Ps 27/
     1 Cor 1:10-13, 17/Mt 4:12-23
     or 4:12-17

From the Pastor's Desk

     To name someone or something is to give it an identity. A name or an identity is a description or label that allows people to make assumptions or quick judgements about us. While making judgements can be risky and harmful, they are quick ways for our minds to categorize large amounts of information.
     These assumptions help us to form judgments about how we will interact with others. For example, if you overhear someone speaking about their church, you will form an assumption about them. Based on that assumption, you will know how to best interact with them.
     Names and identities are our first impressions and they describe who we are. While our names may be given to us by our parents, or we may be “nicknamed” by our peers, our identity is something we choose for ourselves. It is how we perceive ourselves and how we want others to perceive us.
     As we look at the Gospel presented to us today, we see that Jesus is given a name by St. John the Baptist. John does not call Him the “Man of God” or the “Divine King.” Instead, John names him, “Lamb of God.”