From the Pastor

Aug 27th, 2016 by Parish Office

August 28th, 2016

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My Dear St. Bernadette Family,

A funny teaching by Christ in today’s gospel.  It seems like he is teaching us to manipulate the situation to our advantage.  What is he really teaching us?  Quite the opposite.  “Whoever exalts himself will be humbled and he who humbles himself shall be exalted.”

He goes on to teach us to invite to dinner those who cannot repay us.  What this does is takes away the idea of reciprocity.  That is, I will invite you if you invite me.  Conditional invitations flow from conditional friendships or conditional love, which is no friendship nor love at all.

As we look at stewardship these weeks we see one of the key values, generosity. To give without cost is an expression of our realization that all we have is given by God and given without cost to us.  God gives because God loves us. Period! Even if we are ungrateful or selfish in our use of what God has given us, God will continue to give and love unconditionally.  (Unfortunately we will be unaware of this as we assume God behaves like we do.)

If we give, generously, of our time, talent and treasure, we will experience the joys of true love, our love for others and God’s love for us.

With love,

Fr. Tom

Important Dates

  • Important Dates!

    • St. Kateri Mass: All are welcome! 12:00 Noon on Sunday in St. Bernadette Church beginning Aug. 7th.
    • Parish Picnic!  Aug 14th O’Kane Park Noon – 3:00pm.  Burgers, dogs and drinks provided by the Knights of Columbus, bring a dish to share!
    • Catholic Biblical School:
    • Peaches!  Knights are selling peaches until Aug 20th after each Mass.


    See the Church Bulletin, or contact the Parish office for more details!

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