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During these beautiful summer days picnics are always a good time, especially the ones that involve lots of people and lots of food! You know everyone is going to bring that signature dish like my neighbors snickers salad (an excuse to have desert twice, after all it’s salad) and it always seems to turn out that there is way more food than necessary when everyone pitches in. Some would even say that this is what happened in our Gospel, the miracle being that the people were inspired to share what they had. But that is not what happened, Jesus took the concept of picnic and put His Divine stamp on it, He magnified the little that was given providing for the needs of all.

Just like in a picnic, what we bring alone is not enough, and though we want to share it we pray that there is “enough”. The young boy in our Sunday’s Gospel reading is often overlooked and yet I find him to be the star of this miracle for He trusted God with what little he had. There is a challenge here to truly evaluate what we have to give to our Lord and fight the temptation to say “but what good are these for so many?”

“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” This quote from Mother Theresa can be an inspiration to all, not to settle for only giving a little but giving what we can with the love that moved Jesus to give His very life. What is it that we have not given to the Lord out of the fear that it’s not enough? Yet, that is not our concern but God’s. All we have to do is give all we have, whatever the amount, to our God who knows our needs and will provide as promised.

Fr. Patrick McConnell
July 26, 2015



~ Friday, July 24
8:00 AM Mass

9:00 AM Totus Tuus - Grades 1 - 6

~ Saturday, July 25
8:00 AM Dust Busters
10:00 AM Confessions
5:00 PM Mass
Scrip  available after Mass

~ Sunday, July 26
Masses 7, 9, 11 AM, 7 PM
Scrip available after Mass

~ Monday, July 27
8:00 AM Mass

9:15 AM Bakery and Produce Give Away
10:00 AM Funeral for Mary Ann Stanley
~Tuesday, July 28
8:00 AM Mass

Summer Stretch
6:00 PM Family Rosary7
7:00 PM Oremus

~ Wednesday, July 29
8:00 AM Mass

Into the Waters (HS students)
10:00 AM Mass CCH
7:00 PM The Mass

~Thursday, July 30
8:00 AM Mass

Into the Waters (HS students)

~ Friday, July 31
8:00 AM Mass

Into the Waters (HS students)

~ Saturday, August 1

Into the Waters (HS students)
8:00 AM Dust Busters
10:00 AM Confessions
5:00 PM Mass
Scrip  available after Mass

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