From the corner office for Sept. 3, 2023

From the Corner Office is Father Mike’s weekly bulletin column.

So, we saw last week how Jesus asked, “But who do you say that I am?” Now, continuing on our journey, we move into the Twenty-Second Sunday of Ordinary Time and Jesus pressing us even further by saying, “You are thinking not as God does, but as human beings do.”

The readings this week all speak to us of “being duped” by God in the First Reading, and St. Paul saying to, “…discern what is the will of God…”, and even in the Responsorial Psalm our souls still “…thirst for you, O Lord my God.” Very-very much a tough set-up by Jesus asking us to “…take up his [her] cross, and follow me.” Tough stuff we all know too well. But this is where the hope, the faith, and (then) the glory of God comes from – through our crosses comes the Glory of God! Together, we’ll help each other and together journey towards God’s Glory!

Fr. Mike

From the Pastor’s Desk:

This being the Labor Day weekend, I want to be sure to not only continue to thank the Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) with all of the fun events from the outdoor Masses, grilling-picnics, the parish festival, and the many other events. They have all worked hard planning, setting up, hosting, and cleaning up. So THANK YOU ALL, PPC and volunteers. That will also request the “continual call-out” for more volunteers and people interested in helping the PPC. We all know that we are a growing community of faith. We are growing with new friends and growing older with our long standing friends. But we need more people engaged with parish life so that we can continue all of the fun & growth here in Brooklyn at St. Thomas More!

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