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In the final parable of the Gospel, we hear of the prodigal son. The love that the father gives to the son shows us the depth of the love that God has for each one of us.
St. Matthew was a tax collector who became an apostle in response to Jesus’ invitation, ‘Follow me.’ He was also an evangelist whose Gospel was intended for a Jewish-Christian audience.
The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has sent information to its priests and deacons about how they can mark this intention with their parishioners.
Sunday, Sept. 1
22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sirach 3:17-18, 20, 28-29
Hebrews 12:18-19, 22-24a
Luke 14:1, 7-14
Mass for Persons with Disabilities, Pope Francis denounces Syria, The Catholic Spirit to redesign newspaper and website, Back to School, 50th anniversary of March on Washington, Parish welcomes Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, K of C reaches out to Spanish-speaking community
– Neighborhood outreach pays off for Ascension School
– Students and teachers benefit from ‘flipped’ classroom
– AP classes give students jump start on college
– Mahtomedi school is first Catholic IB Primary Years Program in Midwest
– Renting days are numbered for Ave Maria Academy
I have seen many people — politicians, celebrities, even priests — especially in Uganda where I grew up, demanding honor and respect from others. Being honored and respected is good. But, if we overly demand it from others, it may not be good. The readings of this Sunday challenge us as Jesus’ followers to learn to be humble.
Why Catholic schools? The question is more urgent than ever in a crowded K-12 marketplace. It’s not enough for a Catholic school to be a smaller version of a public school, with prayer and service projects added. Essential as prayer and service are, ours is first a teaching mission. If we are to serve families well, we need to focus on how that mission makes a contribution not offered elsewhere.