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Thoughts from fr. thomas



November 22, 2020


Dearest Parish Family,


God be with us always.


Happy and Blessed Advance Thanksgiving and safe travels for those who will be traveling.


This weekend has turned out to really be a busy one for all of us in our Liturgical and Pastoral life. Saturday was the Feast of the Presentation of Our Blessed Mother Mary in the Temple. This is not to be confused with the Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord Jesus on  February 2nd. This Feast is in recognition of the role she would assume as the Mother of the Messiah. Indeed, she was prepared by our Loving Father to participate in the salvific work of her Son our Lord Jesus as the perfect disciple. This was the reason the community of his disciples was entrusted to her care to be the mother when She stood at the foot of the cross.


The Solemnity of Christ the King is also celebrated this Sunday – marking the end of a liturgical year to begin with another next weekend. Several Pastoral events are happening this weekend to honor Our Lord Jesus Christ the King who manifested His reign through being the good shepherd – willing to lay down His life for the sheep and to be the suffering servant of all. 


With the cooperation of the Knights of Columbus we had the Drive by/Drop off Collection of non-perishable donations to our Food Drive that will be turned over to the South County Outreach. There is still the collection for the wheelchair drive for the wounded veterans where a table will be set up for donations next week. Assistance may also be placed in the offertory baskets but please make sure the checks are addressed to Knights of Columbus with “Wheelchair Drive” written on the memo line or on the envelope should you choose to donate in cash.


“Into the Breach” is a series of presentation that the Knights of Columbus with the intention of providing an opportunity for spiritual growth much needed during these trying times. The first two have been presented this weekend and more will be forthcoming. I do hope you will take time to find out if you can take part in this event for your spiritual growth.


Lastly, I leave you this thought as we end the Liturgical Year with an emphatic reminder that the measure of the Divine Accounting or Reckoning if you may, is dependent in our understand of the words: “Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of the least brothers of mine, you did for me.” Love is the only measure, the real and everlasting measure by which we shall be judged mercifully and compassionately by our Lord Jesus Christ, the King. God bless and take care.


Love and prayers,


Fr. Thomas Paul K. Naval