From the Corner Office is Father Mike's weekly bulletin column.
The return to Ordinary Time brings us to the Solemnity of The Most Holy Trinity. This week after Pentecost pulls together the three-in-one: God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit – the foundation and pinnacle of our faith.
The First Reading from the Book of Proverbs gives voice to Wisdom, who finds “…delight in the human race.” The Second Reading of St. Paul in his Letter to the Romans speaks of us being justified by faith and (also) that we have the peace with God. (Remember Jesus last week saying, “Peace be with you…”?) This all is what leads us into the hope of the glory of God. The gospel reading we should recognize as being from St. John’s Last Supper Discourse. It’s not that Jesus is “running out of time”, but rather he knows that the disciples have more to see, learn, and grow before they are able to understand the mysteries of God. We should not get discouraged by this time of growth and maturity but rather welcome it with hope that we will be working towards the understanding of God’s mysteries for all of us.
From the Pastor’s Desk:
“O Come, Holy Spirit, come…” we all sang (or thought about singing…) last week, for the Holy Spirit to be with us on the feast of Pentecost Sunday. We all continue to grow together as a parish. My prayer is that as we move into Ordinary Time that we see this as a continuation of a period of growth. See the flowers and the plants growing upward as they follow the sun each day. We all need to learn from these simple creatures of God, how they are content with simply sprouting forward and turning to the sun of God’s love.
We will be looking forward to the Feast Day of St. Thomas More as an anniversary for us to all start another year. Thank you for the great fun of last week’s celebration of the end of the school year and picnic. Everyone pitched in and shared some great food, fellowship, and even laughs. Thanks to the youth group kids, the school parents, and especially the St. Lawrence Ministry team, well done (or at least not over done…) Thanks!
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