From the Pastor

Oct 21st, 2017 by Parish Office

October 22nd 2017

Tribute coin of Caesar Tiberius – Roman Emperor: 14-37 A.D. – a Silver Denarius Minted in Lugdunum between 14-17 A.D. 

 

My Dear St. Bernadette Family,

Worship is an interesting word. To worship is to “show reverence and adoration to God.” Our readings today remind us that God is God and there is no other.  We are to “Give glory to God.” “God is awesome and beyond all.” We are to “worship the Lord in holy attire” and “tremble before him.”

Too often, when I come to church and celebrate the mass, I am thinking of more of a chat with Jesus, spending time with my friend and companion, learning from the Scripture lessons or having Communion through his Body and Blood. Today, the readings invite us to not be so chummy with God. We must always be aware that “God’s ways are not our ways and God’s thoughts are not our thoughts.”

In the gospel, we are reminded that to compare Caesar and God is silly. All belongs to God who made everything and everyone. In the first reading, God does use earthly power to bring salvation to the people as the pagan king Cyrus is an instrument of God even though “you know me not.”

Sometimes we should sit back and just let God be God and see ourselves as a creature, albeit a deeply loved one.

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.
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    • St. Kateri Mass: All are welcome! 12:00 Noon on Sunday in St. Bernadette Church
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