From the Corner Office is Father Mike's weekly bulletin column.
Happy Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity to all of you and your families! I’m sure you’re asking, what happened to Ordinary Time? I thought that came after Pentecost…Well, again the Holy Spirit and the Church have a way of mixing it all up and keeping it fresh. (Personally) I love it! You may have noticed I like to keep you all on your toes and wondering what’s happening next, and this is the Holy Spirit helping us out.
The first reading has Moses telling the people, “…the LORD is God in the heavens above and on earth below, and there is no other.” Basically, here is the real deal! Paul in the second reading says that through the Spirit we are children of God, and heirs with Christ. This is amazing stuff and something that should excite us! Jesus then tells the disciples, in these final lines of the Matthew’s Gospel, “Go therefore, and make disciples of all nations…” Jesus then tells them to do all this “…in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit…” and also “I am with you always, until the end of the age.” [The curtain then closes on Matthew’s Gospel…]
Let me simply ask you – Are you moved or excited about this at all? Do any of these passages move you to get excited? Does anything excite you spiritually? These are questions we really do need to ask ourselves this week.
75th Anniversary thoughts:
Last week we talked about the MAGIS – the greatness and more! This is used to say that we are looking to the greatness and more of GOD! How we are all called to do more for God and to deepen our relationship with God.
Since starting here I have heard a whole lot of great stories of how St. Thomas More was so great in the past. I remember sharing my first time here as a kid, how it was so great because it had air conditioning – that worked! I heard about “The Field” and the CYO sporting events, and the generations of greatness of the student athletes. [Personally, I’m still a bit bias on this one, since I had to play against these kids…]
Finally, I have been blessed to be part of so many beautiful family funerals – where more stories were shared and these great earthly lives were celebrated. I say, we continue all year to celebrate this 75th Anniversary Year. We need to keep living this MAGIS not only with our relationship with our God, but with our community of faith, and our families. Keep your eyes and ears open to the different events and be open to the more, the greatness of St. Thomas More Parish ~ the MAGIS of STM.
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