video reflection presented by: Pete Rybski

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TWENTY-FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Mt 20, 1-16a
Jesus told his disciples this parable:
"The kingdom of heaven is like a landowner
who went out at dawn to hire laborers for his vineyard.
After agreeing with them for the usual daily wage,
he sent them into his vineyard.
Going out about nine o'clock,
the landowner saw others standing idle in the marketplace,
and he said to them, 'You too go into my vineyard,
and I will give you what is just.'
So they went off.
And he went out again around noon,
and around three o'clock, and did likewise.
Going out about five o'clock,
the landowner found others standing around, and said to them,
'Why do you stand here idle all day?'
They answered, 'Because no one has hired us.'
He said to them, 'You too go into my vineyard.'
When it was evening the owner of the vineyard said to his foreman,
'Summon the laborers and give them their pay,
beginning with the last and ending with the first.'
When those who had started about five o'clock came,
each received the usual daily wage.
So when the first came, they thought that they would receive more,
but each of them also got the usual wage.
And on receiving it they grumbled against the landowner, saying,
'These last ones worked only one hour,
and you have made them equal to us,
who bore the day's burden and the heat.'
He said to one of them in reply,
'My friend, I am not cheating you.
Did you not agree with me for the usual daily wage?
Take what is yours and go.
What if I wish to give this last one the same as you?
Or am I not free to do as I wish with my own money?
Are you envious because I am generous?'
Thus, the last will be first, and the first will be last."
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PARISH ANNOUNCEMENTS

SEPTEMBER 17, 2017

The saint’s memorial and feast days for the week are:


Tuesday – St. Januarius
Wednesday – St. Andrew Kim Tea-Gon & St. Paul Chong Ha-Sang & companions
Thursday – St. Matthew
Saturday – St. Padre Pio

Our Religious Education classes begin on Tuesday at 5:30PM at Christ the King School. Parents are to come to the cafeteria with their children for a short meeting before classes begin.

Next weekend, we will have an unscheduled second collection next week for the flood victims.

Thank you for your contributions last week, our collections totaled $10,304. The Peter’s Pence collection totaled $2,512. There will be a second collection today for air-conditioning. Please be generous.

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FROM THE PASTOR'S DESK

As we continue to pray for the victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma who lost their homes under water, we begin our new catechetical year. With September upon us all of the ministries of our parish which “took off” for the Summer are either already, or just about to be, back in “full swing”!

One of the most essential activities we engage in as Christians and as parents is the faith formation of our youth. To stick, our faith must be understood and taught not only here at the parish but at home and then put into daily practice.

On Catechetical Sunday we ask God’s blessings on our parish catechists, as we begin a new year of religious education. We thank those who have generously volunteered to give their time and talent to this important ministry this year.

The RCIA program for non-Catholic adults who wish to join the Catholic Church, or adult Catholics who have been baptized, but never received Confirmation or Eucharist also begins this month. If you’d like to inquire about the process, contact Deacon Bill. Spread the word! Nothing works better than a personal invitation to join the faith.

And so I encourage you in this new school year, in these busy months ahead, to pray, to prioritize faith and family, and to give yourself time to play, knowing that with these things, we find our truest identity, we live healthy lives, and our hearts, minds, and souls are able to open more fully to the life God has given us.

Peace,

Fr. Stan

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