Pastor’s Desk: July 7 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners,

Fr. Stanislaw Kuca

Fr. Stanislaw Kuca

It’s the time of the year when many of us go on vacation, perhaps to visit places we’ve never been to before. In today’s Gospel, Jesus sends his disciples to travel to places he intended to visit. But it’s not a vacation; they are working on building up the kingdom of God. We are called to carry on that mission as well. May the nourishment we receive in the Eucharist today lead us to share Christ’s presence in our travels near and far.

I have received a letter from Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago. Let me quote a part of it.

“My deepest thanks to you and your parishioners for contributing to the special collection for Catholic Charities on Mother’s Day. We received your parish check for $1,526.00. I am eternally grateful for your partnership and the many ways your parish supports our mission.

“Thanks to you and your parishioners, vulnerable people who come to Catholic Charities burdened by hunger, jobless, homelessness, illness, aging, violence and addiction will receive the guidance they need to work towards a more promising and stable future.

The compassion demonstrated by your parish community will enable us to surround them with our strong network of supportive services as they work to overcome obstacles, increase their self-sufficiency and move forward in their lives.”

These words describe that we, St. Bernardine Parish, truly are a people of faith sensitive to the needs of others. Once more thanks for your generosity.

Since I am writing this text on Thursday, June 27 (two days before Re-opening of Fearon Hall) I can not mention it. I will write about it next week.

Enjoy the Summer,

Fr. Stan

July 7 Chimes