SIXTEENTH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME

  In the parable, the weed does not destroy the wheat. It only makes it more difficult for the wheat to grow to maturity. So it is with the Christian. No one can take his faith from him, but living up to it is made more difficult by the evil influence and bad example of sinners. If some succumb to this evil influence and give up the practice of their faith, the fault is theirs. God can force no man to serve him.

 

 We must learn a double lesson of patience from this parable. First, to be patient with those who make our spiritual progress more difficult for us—they are actually helping us to be better Christians if we bear with patience the injuries they inflict on us. Second, we must try to imitate the patience God shows in his dealings with sinners. While we must not approve of their evil deeds, or their sins, we must still look on them as our brothers and do all in our power to put them back on the right road to heaven. We can do this by good example, and by fervent prayer for their conversion. This is not easy for human nature, but we can be certain that God will give us the necessary grace and strength to subdue our natural weakness and aversion, if we try to act with charity and true brotherly interest toward our erring fellowmen.

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

Tues., July 22 - Thu., July 24
Vacation Bible Camp
6:00 PM, Church Grounds

Saturday, July 26
WEST PARKING LOT CLOSED
7:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Sunday, August 3
First Sunday Benediction Service
3:00 PM, Church

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THIS WEEK'S READINGS

16TH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME
July 20, 2014

 
Mon, Jul 21: St. Lawrence of Brindisi
 Micah 6:1-4, 6-8   Matthew 12:38-42

 

Tue, Jul 22:  St. Mary Magdalene

 2 Cor 5:14-17   John 20:1-2, 11-18

 

Wed, Jul 23:  St. Bridget of Sweden

 Jeremiah 1:1, 4-10   Matthew 13:1-9

 

Thu, Jul 24:  St. Sharbel

 Jer 2:1-3, 7-8, 12-13   Mt 13:10-17

 

Fri, Jul 25:  St. James, apostle

 2 Cor 4:7-15   Matthew 20:20-28

 

Sat, Jul 26:  Sts. Joachim & Anne

 Sirach 44:1, 10-15   Matthew 13:16-17

 

Sun, Jul 27:  17TH SUNDAY OF YEAR

 1 Kings 3:5, 7-12   Romans 8:28-30

 Matthew 13:44-52 or 13:44-46