Browsing the July 2023 archive of The Pastor's Note
Posted by Delma Garcia on 7/27/23
17th Sunday in Ordinary Time
In this Sunday's Gospel reading, Jesus tells us that the kingdom of God is like a buried treasure, a pearl purchased at all cost, and a net from which the bad catch of fish will be tossed away and the good catch will be valued.
In other words, our Christian lives are a huge cache of valuables. If our treasure chest has any worthless trash, the garbage needs to be tossed away to make room for more valuables. Some of our treasures have only temporary, earthly value, and ultimately, they will be worthless unless they're used for the kingdom of ... Read More »
Posted by Delma Garcia on 7/21/23
16th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Go and Make Disciples: A National Plan and Strategy for Catholic Evangelization in the United States (published in 1992) names three important layers of evangelization: (1) Nurture your own faith-growth, (2) invite others to conversion, and (3) transform society through true Christian living. In ... Read More »
Posted by Delma Garcia on 7/14/23
15th Sunday in Ordinary Time
This Sunday's readings are about sowing seeds. The important thing to remember about seed sowing is that the effort is worthless if the seeds are not changed by being cast to the ground. Each seed must give up its former self, dying in the ... Read More »
Posted by Delma Garcia on 7/07/23
14th Sunday in Ordinary Time
You down or does it feel light? His yoke -- according to what he exampled with his life -- is servanthood, a ministry that cares for others, a love that makes sacrifices.
We feel weighed down by personal struggles; we have so many of ... Read More »