I am so excited to be called to minister to the beautiful people of St. Monica in Palatka and St. John the Evangelist in Interlachen. I begin this Saturday, July 1st. It will be the 13th week in Ordinary Time. Here are the readings:
13th Sunday in Ordinary Time
2 Kings 4:8-16 ~ “I know that Elisha is a holy man of God. Since he visits us often, let us arrange a little room on the roof and furnish it for him with a bed, table, chair, and lamp, so that when he comes to us he can stay there.”
Psalm 89 ~ Forever I will sing, the goodness of the Lord.
St. Paul to Romans 6:3-4, 8-11 ~ Are you unaware that we who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? …If, then, we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him.
Gospel according to Matthew 10:37-42 ~ Jesus said to his Apostles: “Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; and whoever does not take up his cross and follow after me is not worthy of me. Whoever finds one’s life will lose it and whoever loses one’s life for my sake will find it.
“Whoever receives you receives me, and whoever receives me receives the one who sent me. Whoever receives a prophet because he is a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward, and whoever receives a righteous man because he is a righteous man will receive a righteous man’s reward. And whoever gives only a cup of water to one of these little ones to drink because the little one is a disciple—amen, I say to you, that one will surely not lose one’s reward.”
If you are in the neighborhood, come join us. I will be preaching at all the Masses.
St. Monica Masses: Saturday Vigil @ 4:30 pm, Sunday at 9 am
St. John the Evangelist: Sunday @ 11:30 am and 2 pm (Spanish)
It has been a whirlwind since I left Queen of Peace Catholic Community in Gainesville.
~Wedding of Clay and Alicia at the Cathedral of St. Augustine
Graduation of my niece Rachael from my Alma Mater in Daytona Beach
~ Faith and sharing with the theme of BLESSED< BEAUTIFUL< BROKEN<BELOVED
Ordination to Auxiliary Bishop of Seattle of our classmate at St. Meinrad pre-theolgy class…
~ Ordination of a fellow Coast Guar officer to Richmond diocese ~ Father Miguel
Funeral of my beloved classmate and priest… Greg Ryan
And then a trip to Aix-en-Provence FRance and Paris… Normandy, Mont St. Michel, and Liseaux
Gratitude for all the many blessings. Let us Love One And Other!