Parent Teacher Talk

31st Sunday of Ordinary time

Oct. 30, 2022

Gospel of Luke

Luke 19: 1-10

In the Reading from the Book of Wisdom

Wis 11:22-- 12:2 

God's loving care manifests itself in the preservation of all things and in the forgiveness of sin. "But you spare all things, because they are yours. O Lord and lover of souls." God's business of maintaining the universe is larger than that of any of the multinational corporations, yet more human! 

This passage prepares us for the Gospel reading, where God, appearing in Jesus Christ, shows his loving care for the outcast Zacchaeus. "The Lord lifts up all who are falling and raises up all who are bowed down."

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. Our help is from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. The Lord hears the cry of the poor!

In the Reading, From the second Letter of Saint Paul to the Thessalonians

2Thes 1:11--2:2

Because of rumors, the congregation of Thessalonica thought that the second coming of Christ was imminent. Paul tells the faithful not to be so easily agitated, but to be worthy of God's call and do their work! 

We pray that God will make us worthy of our call. The name of the Lord Jesus must be glorified in us. We must be like him who showed patience and mercy. 


In the Gospel of Luke

Lk 19: 1--10

The tax collectors were the quislings of Jesus' society. They collaborated with the Roman occupation forces by collecting the taxes for them. Tax collectors were hated and shunned by genuine Jews and regarded as "sinners." Zacchaeus' goodwill is clear. But Jesus takes the initiative. He shows concern for this apparent "failure" in society.

How do we handle "failures" in our community? Do we exhaust all means to help them? 

Newsy Notes


Deacon Bob Brazier, CRE


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.


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 November 13th group meeting.

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


Address future PSR and Sacramental Preparation Questions to:

Deacon Bob Brazier at

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

“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."