The Pastor's Desk
33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time: On this next to the last week of the church's liturgical year, we hear Jesus' joy-filled invitation that awaits those good and faithful servants who recognize the talents and gifts they have been given and do not fail to develop them. We are told that the Master will not tolerate fearful negligence or laziness. The parable calls us to examine ourselves in the light of the behaviors of the three servants. We will be called to account on the Day of Judgment. Is there anything we want to change now?
Next weekend we celebrate the Feast of Christ the King, the last Sunday of the Church's year. On this day each year, we ask those liturgical ministers who wish to commit themselves for a year of service to present themselves for prayer before the community at whatever Mass they attend, We are grateful for their sacrifices.
Peace and all good things! Fr. John