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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

God’s Will

06-09-2024  |  We Celebrate Worship Resource, Vol. 49, No. 1

What do we do when we get caught doing something we know we shouldn’t? Do we accept responsibility and promise to do better? Or do we find someone else, anyone else, to blame? Both Adam and Eve choose the latter. Adam blames “the woman whom you were put here with me,” managing to blame both Eve and God in one excuse (Genesis 3:12). Eve blames the “tricky” serpent. Neither takes responsibility for their own sinfulness. What’s more, they drive a wedge between each other and between themselves and God. This is what happens when we blame someone else, even if they did play a role in it, like the serpent. We divide ourselves from whomever we’ve blamed. To paraphrase Jesus in the Gospel, when we divide ourselves from each other, we fall. Instead, we are called to take responsibility for what we’ve done and to reconcile with whomever we’ve wronged. Note that at the end of this passage Jesus says, “whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother” (Mark 3:35). To be united with Jesus and the Christian family, do God’s will. Start with loving—not blaming—your neighbor.

When do you tend to blame someone else instead of taking responsibility yourself? How can you reconcile with your neighbor and God?


La Voluntad De Dios

¿Qué hacemos cuando nos pillan haciendo algo que sabemos que no deberíamos? ¿Aceptamos la responsabilidad y prometemos no volver a hacerlo? ¿O encontramos a alguien a quien culpar? Tanto Adán como Eva eligen lo último. Adán culpa a “la mujer que me diste como compañera”, logrando culpar tanto a Eva como a Dios con una sola excusa (Génesis 3:12). Eva culpa a la serpiente “astuta”. Ninguno de los dos se hace responsable de su propia pecaminosidad. Es más, abren una brecha entre ellos y entre ellos y Dios. Esto es lo que sucede cuando culpamos a alguien más, incluso si jugó un papel en ello, como la serpiente. Nos separamos de quienes hemos culpado. Parafraseando a Jesús en el Evangelio, cuando nos separamos unos de otros, caemos. En cambio, estamos llamados a asumir la responsabilidad de lo que hemos hecho y a reconciliarnos con quienes hemos hecho daño. Tenga en cuenta que al final de este pasaje Jesús dice: “Todo aquel que hace la voluntad de Dios ése es mi hermano, mi hermana y mi madre” (Marcos 3:35). Para estar unidos a Jesús y a la familia cristiana, hacer la voluntad de Dios. Empiece por amar, no culpar, a su prójimo.

¿Cuándo tiendes a culpar a otra persona en lugar de responsabilizarte tú mismo? ¿Cómo puedes reconciliarte con tu prójimo y con Dios?

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Events

Bookkeeper—Part-Time

Are you interested in working in the Parish Office? Do you have bookkeeping education and experience? We need you! The parish bookkeeper maintains records of financial transactions and supports the parish’s day-to-day operations by performing the more sensitive, complex office functions. Acts as the administrative support for the pastor and staff. The parish bookkeeper is the primary contact for the Diocesan Shared Accounting Services (DSAS).

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Save Your Stuff!

The Knights of Columbus will be having another Flea Market in April of NEXT YEAR! The last one was a huge success for our church. Proceeds from the sale was enough to pay for all the new altar lighting. We are hoping for a similar outcome next year. That is why I am asking now, Save Your Stuff!

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Want to Host an International Student?

Diocese Of Orlando Missions Office Invites You To Consider Hosting A Dominican Student From Our Sister Diocese For Fall 2024.

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Parish Office Closed

The Parish Office will be CLOSED Wed, Jun 19 in observance of Juneteenth.

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24 hours of Eucharistic Adoration / 24 horas de Adoración Eucarística

Beginning at the 8:00am Mass on the First Friday, closing at the 8:00am on the First Saturday

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