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Notes from Father Gordon ~ January 31st 2016

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Fr Gordon Reigle“The word of the LORD came to me, saying: Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I dedicated you, a prophet to the nations I appointed you.”

We are so loved!

From the beginning of creation, time and space, the Lord has known us and loved us.

Like the prophet Jeremiah, we have been given a mission to make the Kingdom of God visible in our world by our words and deeds.

But before we act on behalf of the Lord, we need to be touched by God’s mercy and love first, for we can’t give what we don’t have.

As we reflect on the many gifts we have received, may the Holy Spirit enkindle the flame of divine love in our hearts, and may that experience of unconditional love inspire us to care for those around us.

As I mentioned in last Sunday’s homily, a good way to fuel the fire of divine love in our hearts is to listen to the Word of God daily.

Scripture is like a love letter from God.

Whether we read the missalette before Mass or follow the daily readings via MyParishApp  http://myparishapp.com/  on our smart devices, let us take the time to encounter Jesus, the Word of God, and let him speak to our hearts.

May God bless you all!

– Fr. Gordon

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•    Ways to Be Merciful in the YEAR OF MERCY:

http://aleteia.org/2015/12/07/54-ways-to-be-merciful-during-the-jubiliee-year-of-mercy/

•    Sharing our faith is critical to the Church’s mission of salvation, but these obstacles can get in the way:

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/standingonmyhead/2016/01/ten-reasons-why-catholics-dont-evangelize.html

•    This week is Catholic Schools Week (Jan. 31st – Feb. 6th): The following is an article from Fr. Joe Krupp,

http://faithpub.com/should-we-send-our-kids-catholic-school

and the Lansing Diocese just created a new website for our Catholic schools (see if you can find me on the homepage)

http://dolcatholicschools.org/

•    If you haven’t downloaded MyParishApp for your smart phone yet, please check out its many features:

http://myparishapp.com/

(click “Get the App” and download for Apple or Google)