Monday, June 30, 2008

Your Catholic Sunday Homily Minute - Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

From the Desk of Father Mark, Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

My Dear People,

Be Proud To Share Your Faith

The feast of Sts. Peter and Paul is a great remembrance of the Holy Apostles in the Jewish and Gentile community in the Early Church. From their preaching and teaching, Christianity was established in the western world. All the Apostles worked assiduously sharing the Good News with a world desperate to hear it. Jesus promised the Paraclete to assist them in this great work. Peter was given the commission by Christ to build His Church upon the ROCK. Together with the holy disciples, Peter and Paul went from city to city sharing Jesus Christ crucified.

St. Peter & St. PaulOver 2000 years later, we still need to spread the Good News about Jesus Christ. We may not travel the world doing so, but our local neighborhoods are fertile grounds for the mission. Unlike our Protestant brothers and sisters, who are used to going door to door sharing their faith, Catholics are much more timid. Look around your homes and neighborhoods. Invite fallen away friends and neighbors to Church. Better yet, call them and pick them up yourselves. Be a good neighbor and a good Catholic; be proud to share your faith in Jesus Christ.

May we free ourselves from the chains of endless material wants, by recognizing and being grateful for the tremendous gifts that God has already bestowed upon us.
Entrusting you to the care of Our Lady,

Fr. Mark

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