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As the Lord invites us to remain on the way at this
pivotal time in the history of San Antonio may we not
respond reluctantly but with joy and with haste.
How can we respond otherwise to our loving
God’s urgent call.
On The Way – Andale!
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We are updating to a new database, the ConnectNow Family Directory. By signing up you can now access your church records from anywhere at any time, using any web-enabled device.
One benefit will be to have access to your tax statement in early January, directly through this site. We encourage you to register today on ConnectNow.
The people in today's Gospel are "filled with expectation." They believe John the Baptist might be the Messiah they've been waiting for. Three times we hear their question: "What then should we do?"
The Messiah's coming requires every man and woman to choose - to "repent" or not. That's John's message and it will be Jesus' too (see Luke 3:3; 5:32; 24:47).
"Repentance" translates a Greek word, metanoia (literally, "change of mind"). In the Scriptures, repentance is presented as a two-fold "turning" - away from sin (see Ezekiel 3:19; 18:30) and toward God (see Sirach 17:20-21; Hosea 6:1).
This "turning" is more than attitude adjustment. It means a radical life-change. It requires "good fruits as evidence of your repentance" (see Luke 3:8). That's why John tells the crowds, soldiers and tax collectors they must prove their faith through works of charity, honesty and social justice.
In today's Liturgy, each of us is being called to stand in that crowd and hear the "good news" of John's call to repentance. We should examine our lives, ask from our hearts as they did: "What should we do?" Our repentance should spring, not from our fear of coming wrath (see Luke 3:7-9), but from a joyful sense of the nearness of our saving God.
Are you ready to turn to God, change your ways and follow Him?
Our next CN4C Men's Fellowship meeting will be held at the St Dominic's Piper Community Center.
It will be on Monday, Dec 17th @ 7pm.
Join us as we give all glory and praise to our Lord Jesus Christ for continuing to bless us and bringing an abundance of hungry men, physically and spiritually to our meetings.
Mark your calendars.
We would like to invite the men and women of the community to an early morning "Bible Sharing" from 7:00am to 8:30am in the Molchen Hall. Bring your bibles to reflect on the scriptures, sharing and praying with one another. Come enjoy a special time with God!
Women's Gathering - Saturday Dec 22nd
Men's Gathering - Saturday Dec 15th
Our Adoration Chapel is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. Come spend an hour with Jesus.
Every Monday, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm the 15 Mysteries of the Holy Rosary are recited in the Adoration Chapel. The Holy Rosary tells the story of our salvation. All are welcome!
Even though the Year of Mercy has ended, let us continue to draw closer to God, let us all practice the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy.
The Corporal Works of Mercy
• Feed the hungry
• Give drink to the thirsty
• Clothe the naked
• Shelter the homeless
• Visit the sick
• Visit the imprisoned
• Bury the dead
The Spiritual Works of Mercy
• Admonish the sinner
• Instruct the ignorant
• Counsel the doubtful
• Comfort the sorrowful
• Bear wrongs patiently
• Forgive all injuries
• Pray for the living and the dead
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