From the Pastor

Aug 17th, 2019 by Parish Office

20th Sunday of Ordinary Time

My Dear St. Bernadette Family,

“I have come to set the earth on fire” Jesus tells us in our gospel. Wouldn’t it be great if His gospel was spread, like a raging fire, across the earth. Imagine people embracing the love of God and turning to brother and sister with care and compassion. What a different planet this would be.

So, why do we not see the Word inflame the world? Jesus addresses this too. The cost of following Him can be great. We’d need to set aside our own agenda and embrace the cross. We’d need to be willing to accept others criticism and perhaps worse.

I cannot do that for anyone else. But I can do it for me. I can decide to care for my brother and sister not dependent on their deserving my favor, but because I can and Jesus told me to do so. We can change the whole world, starting with me, myself and I. Then others will catch on and a small ember of one can become a raging fire to cleanse the earth. Let us pray and act.

With Love,
Fr. Tom.

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  • Monday of the Twentieth Week in Ordinary Time August 19, 2019
    Reading 1 Jgs 2:11-19 The children of Israel offended the LORD by serving the Baals.Abandoning the LORD, the God of their fathers,who led them out of the land of Egypt,they followed the other gods of the various nations around them,and by their worship of these gods provoked the LORD.Because they had thus abandoned him and […]

Important Dates

  • Important Dates!

    • Peaches!  The Knights of Columbus will be taking orders for peaches this weekend, July 27th and 28th and also next weekend, August 3rd and 4th after all weekend Masses. Peaches will be available for pickup Saturday, August 17th.
    • Parish Mission!  August 5th and 6th with Fr. Dominic Garramone, the host of the PBS cooking show, “Breaking Bread with Father Dominic”.  See Bulletin to learn more!
    • Sign up for religious education or draw closer to the Lord in Bible Study / Formation.
    • 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
    • Plenty going on this week! Please see the church calendar for more details!

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