transformed by renewal of mind.” Paul tells us to take an
attitude of life that is completely different from the attitude
of the world. Throughout the Gospels, particularly in Matthew
where today’s gospel is taken, Jesus emphasizes the need for
inner transformation. His complaints against the Pharisees, as
we heard last week, was that they were hypocrites. They behaved
one way, but were another way. He called them whiten sepulchers.
On the outside, they looked nice and clean. On the inside they
were rotten. The tax collectors and prostitutes who turned to
Jesus transformed their lives. Their devotion to the Lord was a
reflection of the Christian disposition they had taken on.
Welcome to the Website of Holy Name of Jesus Parish, Harrisburg,
PA. We are a Roman Catholic Parish in the Diocese of Harrisburg.
We were founded in 1960.
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and pray for one another.
Pray that the Holy Spirit will guide each one of us that we may
be His instruments and channels of His grace to build His
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THIRTY SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
November 12, 2017
So, how do we form and nourish the Christian attitude of
life? On the negative, we cannot give ourselves over to that
which destroys the presence of the Lord. We live in a
materialistic society. To the vast majority of society success
is counted in the amount of stuff a person has. Pleasure, even
fleeting pleasure, is the goal of life. The glorification of sex
is just one of the many ways that this is expressed. We, you and
I, have to fight against the forces outside of us and,
particularly, within us that are drawing us into materialism and
away from the Christian disposition of life.
On the positive, we can form and nourish the Christian
disposition by continually communication with the Lord. We need
to pray daily. We all need a brief time when we are with the
Lord and freed of the distractions of life. If we have a family,
then we have the additional responsibility to pray as a family
every day. We should focus our prayer lives on our Sundays. On
Sunday we celebrate the passion, death and resurrection of the
Lord and receive the Eucharist. That should be the main focus of
our week. The presence of Christ within us in this sacrament
gives us the strength to be who we claim to be, Christians.
Excerpted from Rev. Msgr. Joseph A. Pellegrino, Diocese of St.
THE WORD OF THE LORD!
Readings for next Sunday,
SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Proverbs 31: 10 - 13, 19 - 20, 30 - 31
128: 1 - 2, 3, 4 - 5
1 Thessalonians 5: 1 - 6
Matthew 25: 14 - 30