Fr. Joel’s Homily for Oct. 4

Fr. Joel Homilies

Ord27 – Respect Life Sunday (12:46)

Ordinary Time, 27th Sunday. What are we passing on to our children? The last three Gospel readings have all mentioned children. Are we passing on faith? Are we passing on love? Are we passing on respect for all human life? In addition to families, a very important resource for our children is our Catholic schools, as our GRACE appeal reminds us. (4 Oct 2009)

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The Diocese has several appeals every year for different things – missions, religious retirement, seminarians, etc. While these are all good things, the priest feels the pressure to integrate the appeal well into Mass and still allow things to finish in a timely way. Any suggestions from the pew on how to do it better?