From the Pastor

Sep 15th, 2018 by Parish Office

24th Sunday

My Dear St. Bernadette Family,

It is not by accident that Mark shares today’s story of the confession of Peter immediately following last week’s gospel story of the healing of the deaf man. We need to hear the word of God and respond in faith, Peter is showing today that, although he doesn’t fully comprehend what it means that Jesus is the Christ, he nevertheless is listening.

Our first reading from Isaiah also connects these two stories as the prophet proclaims that “The Lord opened my ears” and then follows by acknowledging that because of hearing the word he suffers. There seems to be a double message for us.

First is to listen to Jesus. This requires the tools of quiet time before the Lord, reading the Scriptures and meditating on them, and opening our heart to the response required from listening. The second is to realize that for the sake of the gospel, people suffer. Jesus did, Peter did, Isaiah did and so must we. We cannot choose to follow the voice that calls out to us if we make other choices a higher calling. To name Jesus as the “Christ” means following his voice is the single most important thing in our life

In Mark’s gospel, this is the center. All before today’s profession by Peter leads up to this awareness of Jesus as the Christ. All that follows will be the cross. Jesus will journey, in obedience to the voice of his Father, to Jerusalem. These two lessons cannot be separated. This, Paul affirms in our second reading as well.

With love,

Fr. Tom

Important Dates

  • Important Dates!

    • Free Concert!  – Denver’s own Musicians of Saint Clare is celebrating its Silver Jubilee with a concert at St. Bernadette’s Sunday, September 23, 2018 3:00 PM!  All are welcome!
    • Sign up for religious education or draw closer to the Lord in Bible Study / Formation.
    • 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
    • Plenty going on this week! Please see the church calendar for more details!

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

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