From the Pastor

Oct 16th, 2017 by Parish Office

October 15th, 2017


My Dear St. Bernadette Family,
Isaiah says “on this mountain the Lord of hosts will provide for all peoples.” Have you experienced this God providing the feast in your life? Paul says, “May God will supply your needs fully, in a way worthy of the magnificent riches found in Christ Jesus.” Is this your experience? Does God meet your needs?

This is what it means “I shall live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life” (Psalm 23) our responsorial this weekend. We are God’s adopted children and living in God’s house, our needs are met and our bounty runneth over. This then is part of the meaning of the image of the Wedding Banquet found in the gospel. A banquet to which all are invited. But, then there is the strange mention of the man not clothed appropriately for a wedding banquet. What does this mean? How can we ask someone who is brought in from the street to also be appropriately dressed?

Here, the key is to understand the symbol. We are not talking about clothing at all. To be in Christ’s banquet is a matter not of where we are, but how we behave. Anyone can come to church and look the part of a Christian, but it is the behavior that counts. “Cloth yourself in kindness, meekness and love.” The behavior of a Christian is a life poured out in gratitude for God’s bountiful goodness.

With Love,

Fr. Tom

Important Dates

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    • Sign up for religious education or draw closer to the Lord in Bible Study / Formation.
    • Samaritan House needs your donations of warm clothing as winter is approaching!  They could use all kinds of hats, gloves, socks, scarfs, waterproof coats and jackets, umbrellas, hand warmers, all kinds of things to keep our 400 men, women, and children warm and dry.  Please donate to 2301 Lawrence Street in Denver.  Donations received Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
    • Youth Group Events: Click here for more details!
    • Memorial Wall:  Would you like to honor a loved one who has passed on?  You can dedicate a tile with their name on our Memorial Wall in the vestibule. Contact the parish office.
    • St. Kateri Mass: All are welcome! 12:00 Noon on Sunday in St. Bernadette Church
    • Biblical and Catechetical School! www.sjvdenver.edu/biblicalschool
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