Church



July 24, 2016
Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

KEEP PRAYING

St. Monica, whose feast we celebrate in August, is often known as "the persistent mother." She watched her oldest son, Augustine, turn his back on his Christian faith.  Monica was exasperated. For years she gave up talking directly to her son on the advice of a local bishop, who told her that it was better to talk to God about Augustine then to Augustine about God.  The mother never gave up praying for her son. Eventually Augustine gave up his wild ways, was baptized, and later ordained and named bishop of Hippo. St. Augustine went on to become one of the Church's greatest scholars.

Today's readings address the importance of persistent prayer. Abraham, in spite of trepidation that he is bothering the Lord, continues to ask about the fate of Sodom and Gomorrah. Jesus, in Luke's Gospel, tells his disciples to "ask and you will receive; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you" (Luke 11:9). This is our charge: keep praying.
 
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MASS TIMES

SUNDAY CELEBRATION:
Saturday  5:00 pm
Sunday 7:00 am, 8:30 am, 10:00 am, 11:30 am

HOLY DAY CELEBRATION:
Eve 7:30 pm
Day 6:15 am, 8:00 am, 7:30pm

WEEKDAY:
Mon - Fri 6:15 am, 8:00 am
Saturday 8:00 am

RECONCILIATION:
 4:00 - 4:40 pm Saturdays
 By Request (Contact Parish Office)

ANOINTING OF THE SICK:
(anytime by request) Communal Anointing Service on the first Thursday of January, April, July, October during the 8 a.m. Mass