ADULT ED CLASSES
Classes will be on Thursday evening, Sept 22nd - Nov 10th
6:30-8:00pm in the church.
We will be studying
The Documents of Vatican II: Their Impact on Pope Francis’ Initiatives and Priorities”
Presenters include Fr. Tim, Fr. Mike Savelesky, Msgr. John Steiner and Professor Pat McCormick who will give us an overview and better understanding of Vatican II.
Sept 22 - Fr. Tim Introductory Session
Sept 29 - Msgr. John Steiner Sacrosanctum Concilium, Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy
Oct 6 - Msgr. John Steiner Sacrosanctum Concilium, Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy (continued)
Oct 13 - Fr. Mike Savelesky Lumen Gentium, Dogmatic Constitution on the Church
Registration is available under Faith Formation—Adults.
Come learn about the many different ministries taking place in our parish this year. Join us after either Mass this Sunday, Sept 18, and browse the tables set up with the different ministries that we have. This is a great opportunity to learn about all that is happening here in our parish, and how we can each help each other grow deeper in our faith and in community with one another.
We look forward to seeing you there!
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NEWS
Classes will begin on Tuesday, Oct 4th, 6:30-7:30pm.
(Once the gym is finished, we will be offering pizza beginning at 6:00pm.)
Teachers are still needed - if you would be interested in helping to teach
please call the Parish Office. We would like to have two teachers per class to team teach, as well as anyone who would like to assist in the classes.
Registration forms are available under "Faith Formation - Children", or stop our table at the Ministry Fair this weekend for forms and more information.
A Future Not Our Own
It helps, now and then, to step back and take the long view.
The kingdom is not only beyond our efforts, it is beyond our vision.
We accomplish in our lifetime only a tiny fraction of the magnificent
enterprise that is God’s work. Nothing we do is complete,
which is another way of saying that the kingdom always lies beyond us.
No statement says all that could be said. No prayer fully expresses our faith.
No confession brings perfection. No pastoral visit brings wholeness.
No program accomplishes the church’s mission.
No set of goals and objectives includes everything.
This is what we are about: We plant seeds that one day will grow.
We water seeds already planted, knowing that they hold future promise.
We lay foundations that will need further development.
We provide yeast that produces effects beyond our capabilities.
We cannot do everything and there is a sense of liberation in realizing that.
This enables us to do something, and to do it very well.
It may be incomplete, but it is a beginning, a step along the way,
an opportunity for God’s grace to enter and do the rest.
We may never see the end results, but that is the difference
between the master builder and the worker.
We are workers, not master builders, ministers, not messiahs.
We are prophets of a future not our own.
- Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero