Young and Old

Every scribe who becomes a disciple of the kingdom of Heaven is like a householder who brings out from his storeroom new things as well as old. (Mt. 13:52)

I was brought up in the old traditions, but listening to younger people and sharing in their private struggles rids me of certain reflexes of fear. Without these thousands of young people here on the hill, where would I be now, in spite of my desire to be open.

Br. Roger of Taize

The Scientific Mind

Engineers taking a refresher course in information processing share our supper.  An atheist among them vigorously contests all that Christians believe.  His scientific mind gauges everything by what he can know.  At the end of the evening I tell him:  “The questions you have been asking are questions that a man living by the certainty of God also dares to keep asking himself during his life.  This kind of questioning, part of our basic doubt, does not prevent us from constantly setting out from doubt to belief.”

Lincoln’s Log 10-24-10

“Now you are the body of Christ and
individually members of it.” (1 Cor, 12-27)
The past few weeks, I shared in the joy of the members of the Body of Christ here at St. Rose and St. Mary’s who responded to our Stewardship Process. Sacrifices like these have made it possible to further Jesus Christ’s Mission at St. Rose and St. Mary’s.
Thank you to everyone who made or renewed their Stewardship Commitment this last weekend.  You should be receiving a letter or phone call within the next two weeks about the ministry you signed up for.  If you don’t hear anything by Friday, October 29 please call the parish office.
If you have not yet returned your card, please return one ASAP.  Cards can be found in church or at the parish office (140 Auto St., Clintonville) and returned in the collection basket or to the parish office.  I sincerely believe that a prayerful response will enrich your faith daily. In addition, your response will demonstrate your commitment to our parish community.
God Bless you!