From the Pastor

Aug 19th, 2017 by Parish Office

August 20th 2017

The Woman of Canaan by Michael Angelo Immenraet, 17th century. Public Domain

My Dear St. Bernadette Family,

At first, Jesus’ attitude toward the Canaanite woman seems harsh and we wonder why? After reading the story carefully, we can see him testing her faith. Is it for real or is she simply looking for a magic act of healing for her daughter. Her love is sincere and her appeal to Jesus an expression of faith in Him.

Jesus went to the area of Tire and Sidon knowing there were few Jews there. He was purposely going so that all would see that his saving message was for all people, he is Lord of all people and faith is not limited to “the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”

We have seen that he is that treasure worth more than anything else. This is a great gift to us. This is too great a gift to be kept to ourselves. As the church, we are called to share the Good News. If God’s house is a “house of prayer for all peoples” such as Isaiah proclaims in our first reading this weekend, then we need to find ways to open the doors and share this treasure with others. This is a treasure that will not run out because it is shared, in fact, quite the opposite, the more we give away, the more we will have.  Let’s find ways to share our faith!

With Love,

Fr. Tom

Important Dates

  • Important Dates!

    • 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.
    • Peaches!  The Knights will be taking orders after all masses on July 30 and August 6 only. All orders must be paid by August 9.
    • Women’s bible study resumes Wednesday 9/6/2017, offered at two times, 9:00 am and 6:30 pm.  Contact Michelle at the Office or see the bulletin for more details!
    • Summer 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!

    Take a look inside St. Bernadette’s Parish!

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