A Sunday Reflection

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle C)

The scholar of the law wanted to know what to do to inherit eternal life; a question we also ask, and to which we already know the answer. To enter eternal life, we must love the Lord God above and beyond all things, and our neighbor as we love ourselves.

But this answer gives rise to another question. “Who is my neighbor?”, asks the scribe. Perhaps we ask the same question. And the answer is the parable we read today. The Samaritan did not stop to think whether the man beaten by the robbers was “like him”, whether he belonged to the same people or had his same ideas. He saw the need and tried to put remedy to it. As the gospel says, he treated him with mercy.

Pay attention to Jesus’ injunction: “Go and do likewise.” God bless you!

Fr. Luis R. Largaespada

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After Mass

In spite of the heat, we still gather after Mass for coffee and donuts and to greet the celebrant.

Lectors and Eucharistic ministers

Heartfelt thanks to our lectors and Eucharistic ministers who, even during the summer, help out with the liturgy. God bless you!

Let us adore the loving God hidden in the Eucharist

The opening words of St. Thomas Aquinas’s great hymn to the Eucharist are inscribed in the rear wall of our tabernacle, as Fr. Vallee showed us last Sunday. Let us adore the loving God hidden in the Eucharist.

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Remember to visit our gift shop during the summer and browse through their excellent selection of items.

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Catholic Devotions: The Rosary

“For behold, henceforth all generations shall call me blessed” (Lk1:48).

EVERY TIME WE PRAY THE ROSARY, we fulfill that prophecy at least fifty times…. To repeat these words is a delight, because they’re rich with meaning, amplified by the Gospel scenes that are the focus of our meditations.
The Rosary is a time-proven method of meditative prayer. For centuries the popes have recommended it, the saints have prayed it daily….It was the favorite prayer of the great biologist Louis Pasteur.

[As we pray the Rosary] we ponder certain events (“mysteries”) in the lives of Jesus and Mary….The Church has officially recognized twenty “mysteries” appropriate for meditation. We should find them all in Scripture…: the five Joyful Mysteries; the five Luminous Mysteries; the five Sorrowful Mysteries; and the five Glorious Mysteries…. [E]ach set of mysteries is assigned to certain days of the week: Joyful on Mondays and Saturdays, Luminous on Thursdays, Sorrowful on Tuesdays and Fridays, Glorious on Wednesdays and Sundays.

The Rosary works on a human level, because it engages the whole person…our speech and our hearing,… our mind and emotions…, our fingertips….With Mary we watch the events of our salvation as they unfold.

Some of us have a hard enough time keeping focus—even with all our senses engaged. Nevertheless, it would be sinful pride to abandon such a prayer simply because we don’t pray it well…. To God and to the Blessed Virgin, all our efforts at prayer are precious. When we persevere in praying the Rosary, we become like little children (see Mt 18:3), children of Mary, children of our heavenly Father.

Scott Hahn, Signs of Life (New York: Doubleday, 2009),
Pages 227, 228, 229, 231. Used with permission.

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