Blast from the Past(or)

 

August 31, 2014

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

                  A lot can happen in the span of one week. Last week, St. Peter received a new name from Jesus, Who declared Peter the 'Rock,' on which Jesus would build His church. That is not the tenor of their conversation today. Instead, Jesus rebukes Peter in the most shocking manner: 'Get behind me, Satan. You are an obstacle to me.'  What the heck happened?  Such a grave turn of events reminds me of a relationship I had many years ago. Everything seemed fine. But something must have transpired. What did I do wrong? Where was Dr. Phil when I needed him? But that's a story for another time. Upon hearing that Jesus must 'go to Jerusalem and suffer greatly from the elders, chief priests and scribes, and be killed and on the third day be raised,' (Matt. 16: 21-22) Peter protests; 'may you be spared!'. In so doing, he denies the Lord His Passion. Peter wants to help, but he only winds up getting in the way. Sound familiar? That can happen to us. Sometimes our best intentions get us into the most trouble. Sometimes we try to 'do something' to 'make it right' when in fact, we've only been asked to listen; to hear the other person. May we be open to hear God's word, even when it seems shocking to us. Therein lies our transformation. This week, let us take to heart the purpose of Jesus and of our own calling: 'whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.' This is the tough calling of the Christian. But don't be afraid.  A lot can happen in a week.

 

 

God Bless you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Fr. Thomas Fallone

 

 

 

 

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THIS WEEK AT OLMC

Sunday

8/31

7:30, 9:00 & 11:15am Masses

(Fr. Dillon at 9:00am)

Monday

Labor Day

9/01

8:00am Mass

12:30pm Busy Hands *Cancelled*

6:00pm Youth Group Gordon Hall

Rectory Office Closed

Tuesday

9/02

8:00am Mass

Wednesday

9/03

8:00am Mass

6:00pm Our Lady Perpetual Help

7:30pm AA Meeting Hinds Room

Thursday

9/04

8:00am Mass

Friday

9/05

8:00am Mass

12:00 First Friday Mass

Saturday

9/06

8:00am Mass

8:30am Reconciliation

5:15pm Mass (Fr. Dillon)

Sunday

09/07

7:30, 9:00 & 11:15am Masses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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