TWENTY-SECOND SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME

  In foretelling his sufferings and death, which took place some months later, Christ intended to prepare his disciples and other followers for what he knew would be for them a severe crisis of faith. He also took occasion from it to remind his disciples, and all others who would follow him, of what their attitude to suffering and death should be. He told them, and us too, that we must be ever ready to accept sufferings in this life, and even an untimely death if that should be demanded of us, rather than deny our Christian faith.

 

 To prove their loyalty to their faith in Christ thousands of Christians in the early Church, and thousands more during persecutions in later centuries, gladly took him at his word and went joyfully to their martyrdom. It is to be hoped that, aided by God's grace, we would all be ready to imitate their example, if called on to prove our fidelity to Christ and our Christian faith. But at the moment what Christ expects and asks of us is that we should bear the sufferings and hardships of daily life cheerfully and gladly for his sake.  This daily carrying of our Christian cross can be, and is for many, a prolonged martyrdom. Poverty, ill-health, cruelty and hardheartedness met with in the home and in one's neighbors, are heavy crosses which only a truly Christian shoulder can bear. But, if we were offered health, happiness, peace, wealth and power for the next fifty or seventy years on this earth, in exchange for an eternal heaven after death, what rational one among us would accept that offer?

MISSION STATEMENT OF ST. VINCENT de PAUL PARISH

  Saint Vincent de Paul Parish is a Catholic Community under the leadership of the Catholic Bishop of Cleveland. It is a parish community centered on prayer and the Lordship of Jesus Christ through the celebration of the Liturgy. It is a community dedicated to the example of Saint Vincent de Paul, our patron, to be of service to our parish family and the wider community. It is a community that has in its 92 years been known for its dedication to Education of its children, service through financial aid and food to the needy and support for those faced with overwhelming challenges.

 

 

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COMING UP @ SVDP

Monday, September 1
Mass for Labor Day
9:00 AM, Church
PARISH OFFICES CLOSED

Tuesday, September 2
SVDP Society Monthly Meeting
7:30 PM, Lighthouse

Wednesday, September 3
Cantor Practice
7:30 PM, Church

Sunday, September 7
Pre-Baptism Class for Parents
2:00 PM, Library

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THIS WEEK'S READINGS

22ND SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME
August 31, 2014

 
Mon, Sep 1: LABOR DAY
 
Genesis 1:26 - 2:3   Matthew 6:31-34

 

Tue, Sep 2:  Weekday

 1 Cor 2:10b-16   Luke 4:31-37

 

Wed, Sep 3:  St. Gregory the Great

 2 Cor 4:1-2, 5-7   Luke 22:24-30

 

Thu, Sep 4:  Weekday

 1 Cor 3:18-23   Luke 5:1-11

 

Fri, Sep 5:  Weekday

 1 Cor 4:1-5   Luke 5:33-39

 

Sat, Sep 6:  Weekday

 1 Cor 4:6b-15   Luke 6:1-5

 

Sun, Sep 7: 23RD SUNDAY OF YEAR

 Ezekiel 33:7-9   Romans 13:8-10

 Matthew 18:15-20