Sometimes our merciful, generous God acts graciously towards others, but we look upon this with jealousy, not joy or gratitude. To see as God sees is to behold the divine at work in the world, and respond in a similar merciful and generous way. Today's Holy Gospel is a reminder that God's way is not always as we would think. He is always gracious, merciful and just.
Our regular Pastoral Council meeting is postponed until next Sunday 28 of September after the 10:30 a. m. Mass. All Council members should plan on attending our first meeting since May.
PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE! Once again, I ask that you please make your contribution to our 2014 ADA. Presently we are at 53% of our goal for 2014 which is $134,411.00. It is very important for our financial stability that we meet this goal along with our other financial obligations. There are blank forms in the back of the Basilica. Please keep our financial needs in mind so our debt does not increase.
Our wine and cheese fundraiser for the Foundation will be held Sunday 28th September. Tickets are now on sale through me or the Foundation Board members. The cost id $15.00 per person or $25.00 per couple. It is always a very nice evening, so please plan on attending.
My prayers are with all of you as we get underway to regular life once again after the summer break.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
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From its roots in the Old Testament temple worship, the sacred liturgy of the Church has always seen music as an integral part of our worship. This is no more evident than here at the Basilica of St. John. Whether your tastes run from traditional Gregorian Chant, to contemporary worship with our folk group, to our ethnic diversity with the beautiful music from our Vietnamese and Hispanic choirs, to the timeless classics of the bell choir and our outstanding Basilica Choir, we live to "make a joyful noise," at the Basilica of St. John. In the words of St. Augustine, "He who sings, prays twice."
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