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LECTIO
DIVINA

Lectio divina is a method of prayer from the monastic tradition of Christianity. It is translated as “holy reading,” “divine reading”, “meditative reading,” or “spiritual reading.”

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IGNATIAN GOSPEL CONTEMPLATION

Ignatian contemplation is a very active way of praying that engages the mind and heart and stirs up thoughts and emotions and is suited especially for the Gospels.

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Weekly Reflection

Make Time for Gratitude

10-13-2019We Celebrate Worship Resource, Vol. 44, No. 3

Thanksgiving Day is still a month or so away, but thanksgiving is the dominant theme of the reading today. We are taught from an early age to say “thank you” whenever we are given something, but as we go through life, sometimes we forget to say it or even to feel grateful. Today, however, we hear of two people who are truly thankful and take the time and effort to express that gratitude. When Naaman is healed of leprosy, he immediately returns to Elisha with a gift and a sincere desire to worship the God of Israel. In the Gospel, the unnamed Samaritan immediately returned to thank Jesus and glorify God. He and Naaman are models for us today as we gather for the Eucharist, since that word eucharistia means “thanksgiving.” As we listen to these accounts of two foreigners who return to give thanks and then together we celebrate the Eucharist, let us resolve to live with thankful hearts, finding joy in all the good things that have been done for us, and taking the time to thank God and each other for these blessings.

To whom do you need to give thanks today? How can you live with a more thankful heart?

Dedica Tiempo para la Gratitud

Aún falta un mes para el Día de Acción de Gracias, pero la gratitud es el tema que domina la lectura de hoy. Desde temprana edad se nos enseña a dar las “gracias” cada vez que recibimos algo, pero a medida que avanzamos en la vida, a veces olvidamos decirlo o incluso sentirnos agradecidos. Hoy, sin embargo, escuchamos de dos personas que están verdaderamente agradecidas y se toman el tiempo y el esfuerzo para expresar esa gratitud. Cuando Naamán se sanó de la lepra, inmediatamente regresó a Eliseo con un regalo y un sincero deseo de adorar al Dios de Israel. En el Evangelio, el samaritano sin nombre regresó inmediatamente para agradecer a Jesús y glorificar a Dios. Él y Naamán son modelos para nosotros hoy al reunimos para la Eucaristía, ya que la palabra eucaristía significa “dar gracias”. Mientras escuchamos estos relatos de dos extranjeros que regresan para dar gracias y luego juntos celebramos la Eucaristía, resolvamos vivir con corazones agradecidos, encontrar alegría en todas las cosas buenas que se hemos recibido y tomarse el tiempo para dar gracias a Dios y a los demás por estas bendiciones.

¿A quién necesitas agradecer hoy? ¿Cómo puedes vivir con un corazón más agradecido?

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Events

Knights of Columbus Upcoming Events

Oct 17—4th Degree Meeting, 6:30pm, FF Bldg. Rm. #5
Oct 17—BINGO, 7:30pm, Parish Center

Council of Catholic Women meeting

Oct 14, 2019: 7:00pm

in the Parish Center

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Date Night with Marriage Ministry

Nov 9, 2019: 6:30pm - 8:30pm

SIX Sessions for Catholic Couples, encouraging couples to make quality time for each other. Date night begins after the 5:00pm Mass and includes dinner, a video presentation, time to talk together and other couples, and fun games

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Date Night with Marriage Ministry

Jan 11, 2020: 6:30pm - 8:30pm

SIX Sessions for Catholic Couples, encouraging couples to make quality time for each other. Date night begins after the 5:00pm Mass and includes dinner, a video presentation, time to talk together and other couples, and fun games

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