Parent Teacher Talk

24th Sunday of Ordinary time

Sept. 11, 2022

Gospel of Luke

Luke 15: 1-32, or 15:1-10

In the Reading from the Book of Exodus

Ex 32:7-11,13-14

This reading shows us that because Moses' intercession God agrees not to punish the sinful people. As mediator, Moses foreshadows Jesus Christ, who prayed on the cross for sinners: "Father, forgive them, " and who is still praying for us in heaven. 

Because of Jesus' pleading for us, God will not destroy the sinner.

The Responsorial Psalm is that that we put our trust in Jesus because of his love and kindness and that he has done great things for us, so we should be filled with joy and love for him and to be like him

in your self-giving.

In the Reading, From the Letter of Saint Paul toTimothy

1 Tm1:12-17

Paul refers to himself as a former sinner. God forgave him because of Jesus' meritorious death on the cross. Paul is grateful for God's mercy, as all sinners should be.

In the Gospel of Luke

Lk 15:1-32, or 15:1-10

This passage is a perfect example of the fact that the writer of this Gospel did not intend to provide a biography of Jesus. What he intended to do was write a catechism, a digest of what Christians ought to know. However, Luke did not write a question and answer type of catechism that was used for the last few centuries in the Church and with which most of the older Catholics were taught their religion. He did it this way.

Luke makes a thought -provoking statement that he puts into the mouth of the Pharisees: "This man welcomes sinners and eats with them." Then he responds to it with three parables of Jesus: "the lost sheep' and "the lost coin" (concerning God's care for the sinner)and "the prodigal son"(concerning the condition for forgiveness: "I shall... go to my father," and God's willingness to forgive the penitent sinner.)

God's word to us today is clear. It is through Jesus Christ, his meritorious death on the cross and his constant for us in heaven, that God forgives our sins. "I shall... go to my heavenly Father" this is what the sinner should do, and God will show mercy. Jesus is still welcoming sinners!

Newsy Notes


Deacon Bob Brazier, CRE



Service Projects for confirmation are completed over the summer

and due at the September meeting after school begins again.

We have created a God is Love Service Project Handbook

that outlines the details of how to complete

this requirement for confirmation.

Service Projects can be done in a group, individually, or with family.

Click below for a copy of the God is Love Service Project Handbook:


After the Project is completed, a Service Project Form

needs to be filled out and turned in at the September group meeting.

Click below for a copy of the Service Project Report Form:


      PSR begins September 11,2022 for grades 1-8

               We are looking forward to seeing you!

Bring Your Children To Mass?

When Jesus reprimanded the apostles for wanting

to keep children away from Him (see Mt 19:14),

He did not give an age or behavior requirement.

At the baptism of a child, parents and sponsors

promise to teach their children the Catholic faith

and “to bring them up according to

the law of Christ and His Church.”

The Catechism of the Catholic Church reminds us,

“The Sunday celebration of the Lord’s Day

and his Eucharist is at the

heart of the Church’s life” (No. 2177).

This importance is shown in attendance at Mass

and rest from labor, the first of the precepts of the Church.

Click the link below to read why you should bring your children to Mass:


Divine Lord, send your Holy Spirit anew into our hearts and cleanse us from all sin so we may adore and worship you in Spirit and in truth. Create in us a greater love for your Word and a keener desire to serve you and our fellow men. Remove all malice, bitterness, and resentment from our minds, and fill us with your abundant grace. In Christ Jesus our Savior and Friend. AMEN

Address future PSR and Sacramental Preparation Questions to:
Deacon Bob Brazier at
“Lord, I too lack the necessary faith to see the blessings that accompany Your Cross, as well as the many crosses I am given in life. Help me to be purified in my faith so that I can see Your hand at work in all things, even suffering, injustice and persecution. May I see life from Your perspective alone. Jesus, I trust in You."