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Daily Mass Times Monday - No Mass
Tuesday - 7:00am
Wednesday - 6:00pm
Thursday - 7:00am
Friday - 12:00 Noon
Saturday - 5:00pm Sunday - 8:00am & 10:30am
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Caesar and God: The common theme of today's readings is the nature of our obligations to God and our country. The readings show us how, with God's help, we can be ideal citizens of both earth and Heaven. In the Gospel, Jesus escapes from the trap in the question, "Is it lawful to pay the census tax to Caesar or not?" by stating, "Repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God." With this answer, Jesus reminds his questioners that if they are so concerned and careful about paying taxes to the state, they should be much more concerned and careful about their service to God and their obligations to Him as their Creator and Lord. We fulfill our duties to our country by loyally obeying the just laws of the State and working for the welfare of all citizens. We become good Heavenly citizens by obeying God's laws.
Misson Sunday: Over one billion Catholics all over the world observe the 3rd Sunday of October as World Mission Sunday. This annual observance was instituted 94 years ago in 1926 by Pope Pius XI's Papal decree. Every year since then, the universal Church has dedicated the month of October to reflection on and prayer for the missions. This annual celebration gives us a chance to reflect on the importance of mission work for the life of the Church. It reminds us that we are one with the Church around the world and that we are all committed to carrying on the mission of Christ, however different our situations may be. The Church, according to Vatican Council II, is "missionary" in her very nature because her founder, Jesus Christ, was the first missionary. God the Father sent God the Son, Incarnate in Jesus, His Christ, into the world with a message of God's love and salvation. Thus, the evangelizing mission of the Church is essentially the announcement of God's love, mercy, forgiveness, and salvation, as these are revealed to mankind through the life, death, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ our Lord. How should we evangelize? By exemplary and transparent Christian life, by prayer, and by financial support. The most powerful means of preaching Christ is by living a truly Christian life - a life filled with love, mercy, kindness, compassion, and a spirit of forgiveness and service. Prayer is the second means of missionary work. Jesus said: "Without me, you can do nothing." Therefore, prayer is necessary for anyone who wishes to accept Jesus as Lord and Savior.
Disciples Response Fund: Every year the diocese of Owensboro requests us to give a one-time gift to the diocese for its works. Thanks to everyone for your most generous heart over the years to the diocese. The funds collected via disciples response funds are used for many good purposes such as education of the seminarians, travel and visa works of the international priests, Gasper River Camp, retired priests, Carmel home, etc. This year due to the pandemic we will not be doing an in pew process like past years but all of you should have received an envelope from the diocese. Please be as generous as you can.
No dues to God: A prosperous farmer was miserly in what he gave to his Church. So, his pastor went to visit him with the hope of getting him to increase his donation. The pastor pointed out to him that the Lord had given him a fertile piece of land and had blessed him with sunshine and rain so that his crops would grow. The priest added, "You know, this farm and everything you have is really on loan to you from God. You should be more grateful." The farmer replied, "I don't mean to complain, Father, but you should have seen what a mess this place was when God was running it by Himself!"
God's blessings Fr. Suneesh Mathew
Psalm 16: You Are My Inheritance O Lord
Twenty Ninth Sunday of Ordinary Time
October 18, 2020
Give the Lord glory and honor
Psalms 96:1, 3
“Whose image is this and whose inscription?"
They replied, “Caesar's". The image or name of emperors and kings was often embossed on the coins minted during their reign, both out of vanity (some even proclaimed themselves gods) and as a demonstration of dominance. During the life of Jesus the coins of the Roman Empire bore the image of Caesar. People living under Roman rule, either by choice or conquest, depended on Caesar for protection and commerce. Jesus recognizes the trap the Pharisees laid for him. They understood his response: To the extent that you depend on Caesar as the source of your life and existence, then “repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar." But, if you recognize and accept that you are made in the image and likeness of God; and acknowledge God as the source of all that you are, all that you have, and all that you ever will be, then “repay to God what belongs to God."
Who is our God? Whom do we recognize as the source of all that we are? How do we repay to Him?
Readings for next weekend will be
Isaiah 45:1, 4-6 1 Thessalonians 1:1-5b Matthew 22:15-21
We invite you to read and study these passages for your own reflection as we prepare for the liturgy we will celebrate as a parish community.