From the Corner Office is Father Mike's weekly bulletin column.
The beginning of this Ordinary Time brings us to the start of the Book of the Gospel of St. Luke. New beginnings are always fun, and this week we find ourselves at that point.
The First Reading from the Book of Nehemiah is where Ezra is reading the laws to all of the Israelites. Can you imagine having an all-day sit-down with us reading, maybe one of the whole Gospel Books? That would be a long one! The Second Reading includes the passage from St. Paul of the “One Body of Christ” and how we are all part of this Body of Christ. By the time we get to the Gospel, which is the start of the Gospel of St. Luke, we are hoping that the priest will pray over this one carefully, and give a homily as long as Jesus did for the people in the synagogue that morning… I can’t guarantee it, but we will see where the Holy Spirit leads us! Let’s look for those times where the Holy Spirit is upon US, and we preach the Gospel – by our lives!
75th Anniversary thoughts:
With the hope of being brief, and that I can get back to the Christmas cards and thank you cards… NOW, my goal is to complete them by the feast of St. Blaise!
Thank you again for all of the holiday help. We do need (to continue…) to put the call out for help, especially for the church and serving/helping at the liturgies. That is a very tough conversation to have with other priests and even the Bishop, to ask how best to encourage people to get engaged in their faith and parish. This is our family of faith, we’ll need to grow together and help each other!
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