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FROM THE PASTOR'S DESK
When I was a kid, my friends and I used to go fishing at a place called Tar Wharf in Dorchester. Fishing seemed easy then. Put a hook on a line, a little bait and throw the line into the water and hope for a fish to bite. As I grew older, I learned there was a skill involved. In fact, people pay a lot of money to enter a national fishing contest and they are depending on skill, not luck, to win.
In the Gospel, Jesus says to the apostles: “Come after me and I will make you fishers of men.” In other words, follow me and I will give you the skills to tell people the good news of God’s love for them. Jesus says the same thing to us. I want you be fishermen for God.
The first skill we need is to embrace our own story. Stop and reflect on our good and not so good points. Think about the tragedies we’ve had to deal with and got through them. Reflect on the moments of our sin and the hurt we may have caused others. In the midst of those thoughts, rejoice in the truth that God has remained faithful to us, forgives us and loves us with great mercy. That is something about which to get excited. It is something to share.
The next skill we need to embrace is the courage to share the good news with others. Pope Francis put it well when he noted that too many of us walk around with sour faces. How can we lead others to God if we are not joyful, if all we do is complain and speak negatively about the faith. We all have family members, neighbors or friends who no longer come to church. Some are angry at the church and at times with good reason. Some feel that God is distant. Some are struggling to forgive themselves and accept God’s forgiveness. Does the way you and I live our life attract them? Have we ever invited them to Mass? Have we talked to them about our love for God and God has been with us in good times and in bad? Are we joyful evangelizers for our faith and the story of God’s love for His people? Are others attracted to God because of us?
Let us pray for the grace to be bearers of God’s love to those around us. That is what we are called to do as followers of the Lord.
God bless you. Father Tom
SOUPER BOWL GATHERING
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ELEMENTARY SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE
VOCATIONS : We pray that every parishioner and their families will pray for vocations to the priesthood and the consecrated life.
REFLECTION: How do you respond to today’s words: “Repent and Believe?”
BULLETIN: We sincerely thank all of our advertisers who have placed ads in our bulletin. Please support the businesses that advertise in our parish bulletin as their ads help to defray the cost of the bulletin.
IMPORTANT PARISH NOTICES
CCD & PARKING LOT REMINDER!!
Please exercise extreme caution in our church parking lot while dropping off and picking up children from classes. Please drive slowly in the parking lot and refrain from using cell phones. Children move quickly and your full attention is needed.
REMINDER: The Marshfield Fire Department has requested that our parishioners refrain from parking in front of the church as it prevents their access in times of emergency.
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS, LECTORS, ALTAR SERVERS
CCD CANCELLATIONS DUE TO WEATHER
All children in Grades 1 through 3 must have a parent or another adult accompany them to and from class each week. Parents must sign children out before they are released from their class.