Monthly Archives: October 2012

Week of November 4, 2012

The scriptures remind us this weekend to love God with all our heart, all our soul, all our mind and with all our strength.  The second commandment is to love our neighbor as we love our self.  As we remember those who have died.  We remember how they loved us and we loved them.  They […]

Week of October 28, 2012

This weekend we have the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick.  It is one of those healing sacraments and reminds all of us how we are in need of God’s healing.  Next weekend (Nov. 3rd & 4th) we have our memorial mass.  It is a time we remember those who have gone before us.  […]

Week of October 21, 2012

I recently came across the poem below from a Jesuit resource that someone sent me.  One of the things that Jesus did do was disturb people of his time and if we are honest with what is said he is disturbing us.  Last week we heard it in his comment about how hard it is […]

Week of October 14, 2012

The weekend of October 27th & 28th we will have the Anointing of the Sick at all of the masses.  Some who are my age or older may remember when this sacrament was referred to as Extreme Unction (“last anointing”).  I still will get calls asking me to give the “last rites” to someone who […]

Week of October 7, 2012

The short story “The Eight-Cow Wife” by Patricia McGerr gives us an excellent example of the value of respect among married couples. In the days when dowries were expected, Johnny Lingo, an entrepreneur on the Pacific island of Kiniwata, offered eight cows to the father of Sarita, whom he wished to marry.  Sarita was plain […]