Faith: To Boast or Not To Boast

To Boast or Not To Boast Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time The Gospel makes it pretty clear that exalting yourself is not the way into the Kingdom. So it might sound strange to hear Paul saying he competed well and finished the race and now expects the winner’s crown. So why is he any different…

Annual Financial Report 2016

Good Shepherd Catholic Parish releases annual Financial Report Below we have included the parish financial reports for the fiscal year ending on June 30, 2016. We have listed below explanations of the key area of this document. Operating Revenue: We were basically on budget but short of the Fiscal Year 2015 and Fiscal Year 2016…

Bulletin: October 23, 2016

  Bulletin: October 23, 2016 Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Today’s readings invite us into prayer, into relationship with God. Because relationships feel more natural when we know one another well, Sirach encourages us to know God better. In his wisdom, Sirach tells us what God is like: fair, open-minded, compassionate, and attentive. “The Lord will not…

Faith: Miracles of Faith

Miracles of Faith Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time Miracles of Faith Besides being cured, what do Nathan (first reading) and the leper who thanked Jesus (Gospel) have in common? Both of them began to believe. Nathan proclaims Israel’s God to be the only God; he even wants to worship the LORD in his own country.…

Bulletin: October 9, 2016

  Bulletin: October 9, 2016 Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time The readings today speak of healing and salvation. In Second Kings, Naaman, a commander of the army of the king of Syria, develops leprosy. He goes to a stranger, a prophet from Israel, when no one else can cure his disease. Much to his surprise, after a…

Sanctuary: Sacred Space

Important Reminder: Please Respect the Sacred Space of the Sanctuary Just a reminder…..  the Sanctuary is Sacred space and not a pathway between the nave and the sacristy.  If you are not serving as a Liturgical Minister (Sacristan, Lectors, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, or altar servers) you should not be in the Sanctuary.  If…

Faith: Taking Care of Business

Taking Care of Business Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time When we were kids, my brothers and sisters and I thought that you were not supposed to say the blessing before meals in a restaurant. You were not supposed to flaunt your faith in public. It probably had more to do with fear of being embarrassed if…