Pastor's Note

This weekend’s Readings from Sacred Scripture speak to us about the importance of God in our lives. In the Gospel, a rich young man comes up to Jesus and asks him what he needs to do to attain eternal life. Jesus instructs him to keep the commandments which the young man says he has done all his life. Then Jesus tells him that if he wants to be perfect, he should go, sell all he has, give the money to the poor and then follow Jesus. We are told that the young man went away sad because he had many possessions. This Gospel teaches us that God wants a complete, whole-hearted commitment from us. He wants us to be “all in” in our relationship with Him. Our God wants to be the most important person in our lives. Let us ask the Lord for the grace to open ourselves up to His loving presence in our lives.

The Dinners with our Confirmation students have begun. These dinners are an opportunity for me to get to know our Confirmation students a little better and to help them more fully understand the Confirmation process. I always look forward to these dinners with our young people. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers as they prepare to be “sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit” on November 18.


Fr. Jim