As you know, the New Testament is a collection of twenty-seven different writings. It contains biography, history, theology, philosophy, ethics, poetry, prophesy, and even some economics. But first and foremost, it is God’s love letter to His children. The ministry of Jesus from start to finish was a revolutionary movement of love. He simply started loving people that heretofore had either been ignored or despised. Everything He said and did challenged the existing concepts of God. And if we take Jesus seriously, His revelation of God will be as radical today as it was in the first century. We will […]
Karol Wojtyla’s early years were spent in a setting much like that of any child growing up in Poland at the time, with a loving and religious family life and the usual schoolboy friendships. But tragedy entered his life at the age of eight when his mother died after a short illness. The death of his older brother Edmund, only four years later, who as a young doctor became fatally infected with scarlet fever, and his father’s death in the first year of World War II, left Karol Wojtyla with no immediate family before he turned 21. Despite the loss […]
I read an article recently in a religious newspaper. It told of a famous Japanese artist who had contacted Christian missionaries to inquire about a ticket to heaven. He was a very old man who knew that death could not be far away. He had heard that Jesus had tickets to heaven, and he wanted to purchase one. Some of us would laugh at the old man for wanting to purchase a ticket to heaven. But none of us would laugh at him for wanting to go to heaven. We all […]
All parishioners who are new to the parish, school and Religious Ed (from September 2018 – present) are invited to join us for a Cocktail Reception in the Gym at 7 pm on Thursday, September 26th in the Annunciation Gym. It’s a lovely way to introduce yourselves, meet members of our community and find out about all our parish has to offer! No RSVP required.
The first meeting of the school year for the Annunciation-Our Lady of Fatima Men’s Club will be this Friday September 27th at 9 p.m. at the Annunciation gym. Come down, bring a neighbor, and enjoy the night!