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11th Sunday - The Kingdom of God is great mystery.  Like the grain that mysteriously grows, sprouts and yields fruit, and like the tiny mustard seed, so too the Kingdom of God grows mysteriously in magnificence and greatness,  Through these images and parables, Jesus helps us understand and enter into the mystery of his kingdom.

The R.C.I.A. - (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is the process whereby adults, 7 years or older, who are not baptized, were baptized in another Christian denomination, or never completed their initiation to the Catholic Church with Communion and Confirmation, are brought into the Church with the assistance of a team of parish staff and parishioners who serve as catechists, mentors, sponsors and support members.  Perhaps you have witnessed the joy of adult initiation at an Easter Vigil service.  If you know of any adult who has not completed his/her initiation (Baptism, Confirmation or Eucharist) into the Catholic Church who might be interested in exploring the Catholic faith for this purpose, please have them contact the parish office or one of the parish staff members for more information.  Over the summer we reach out to anyone interested so that in September we can gather those interested in finding out more about the process.  Be sure to read over the flier in this week's bulletin concerning the R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults).  After the Baptism of infants, it is the primary way that the Kingdom of God continues to grow!

Happy Father's Day to all the fathers in the community.  This of course includes godfathers who also share the responsibility and grace to nurture the life of faith that God has entrusted to them.  May God bless our fathers both living and deceased and fill them with his peace!

Peace and all good things!

Fr. JohnFr. John