Parent Teacher Talk

28th Sunday of Ordinary time


Oct. 10, 2022


Gospel of Luke


Luke 17: 11-19










In the Reading from the Second Book of Kings



2 Kgs 5:14-17



It is worth our while to read the whole story on Naaman the Syrian in 2 Kings. Notice that Naaman was a foreigner, not a member of God's chosen people. This foreigner received salvation and was very grateful. He pledged to worship the God of Israel from that moment on. In line with the opinion of his time, Naaman needs two mule-loads of earth, since the God of Israel can be worshiped only on his own land. 

Our Lord's comment on this narrative is also noteworthy: "There were many lepers in Israel during the time of Elisha the prophet; yet not one of them was cleansed, but only Naaman the Syrian". The point of this story is clearly that salvation from evil will be given to all. God's salvific will is universal! " The Lord has revealed to the nations his saving power."






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. He raises up the lowly from the dust; from the dunghill he lifts up the poor.




In the Reading, From the second Letter of Saint Paul toTimothy



2Tm 2:8-13



We who are redeemed from evil should heed Paul's words to Timothy: If we have died with him, we shall also live with him." A Christian life is a sign of gratitude and appreciation for the salvation from evil that God has bestowed on us.




In the Gospel of Luke




Lk 17: 11-19




Notice that the only one who came back to thank our Lord was a Samaritan. Recall that " Jews use nothing in common with Samaritans." The point is similar to that of the First Reading. All of us are contaminated by evil (leprosy - sin), but redeemed from evil by faith by baptism. 

Salvation from evil is given not only to us, but to all nations. And converts are more often more appreciative and grateful than those of the house hold of faith. Ingratitude is a common human failing. We should be grateful for God's saving presence to us. " Let us give thanks to the Lord our God." It is right to give him thanks and praise. 



Newsy Notes

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Deacon Bob Brazier, CRE



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There will be a First Reconciliation Meeting at 6:00pm in the Parish Dining Hall Thursday October the 27th


Greetings First Reconciliation Families!


On Thursday Oct.27, we are going to have our

First Reconciliation Meeting with Father Bill.

It will be in the

Parish Dining Hall from 6:00-7:30.


At least one parent should attend with their child.


We look forward to learning together the treasure

we have in our sacrament of reconciliation.





CONFIRMATION SERVICE PROJECTS


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:





SERVICE PROJECT GOD IS LOVE HANDBOOK




After the Project is completed, a Service Project Form

needs to be filled out and turned in at the November 13th group meeting.


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


GROUP SERVICE PROJECT REPORT FORM


   PSR began on September 11,2022 for grades 1-8

    And Kindergarten PSR began September 25th. The deadline for signing up for the 2022-2023 PSR School Year is October 23rd. We are looking forward to seeing you! There is still time to sign-up!


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:



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 bbrazier@sttm.org
Meditations
“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."