Mercy and sin
Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Dear sisters and brothers in Christ,
We are entering the final weeks of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy proclaimed by Pope Francis, which will end on Sunday, November 20, the Solemnity of Christ, King of the Universe. This felicitous initiative of the Holy Father is a time of special graces. It is also an attempt to build on the insights of St. John Paul Ii and Benedict XVI, who emphasized in their pastoral ministry the steadfast love of God freely offered to us, made flesh and dwelling among us in the person of Jesus Christ, true God and true man.
The parable of the Publican and the Pharisee found in the Gospel passage proclaimed this Sunday, teaches us a lot about the meaning of mercy and the way God’s love works in us. It is only if we acknowledge our radical need for mercy, if we place ourselves before the Lord as we truly are, that we will be “justified.” Justification is the forgiveness of sins, liberation from the dominating power of sin and death and communion with God.
We are currently reading "The end of the affair" by Graham Green.
The next meeting will take place on November 3, 2016 at 7:30 PM in the Rectory.
Choir Christmas concert
Our choir will give a Christmas Concert at the New World Center on December 14, 2016 at 8PM. Proceeds will benefit the St. Vincent de Paul Society in our parish. To purchase tickets or become a sponsor, please visit www.stpatrickconcert.org
Family and me
A St. Patrick Preschool program for parents and children to spend time together exploring the joy of playing together in a fun educational program.
St. Patrick School Alumni
St. Patrick Catholic School is developing a network of former students. All alumni are invited to join in. If you are a former student of our parish school and are in touch with other students, we encourage you to visit Alumni Network.
“Let the children come to me”
Autism 19:14 is a catechetical program for children with Autism, as a response to the Lord Jesus’ statement n Matthew 19:14: Let the children come to me. If you know of an Autistic child who is in need of the Sacraments of initiation, please contact the parish office.