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Reflections on Sunday’s Readings: July 14, 2013

Jesus Good SamaritanThis is the Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. From Moses’ mouth, “If only” begins our readings this weekend. How often do we lament what someone does (or doesn’t do) with those words? How often do we say that of ourselves? I can imagine the phrase would quickly come to the mouth of the priest who recognized that robbers lay in wait of travelers and could easily be there still. Or in the mind of the Levite as he recalled the pleading of his wife to wait until tomorrow when friends needed to journey the same way. “If only this wasn’t such an out of the way place.” “If only I wasn’t traveling alone.”

Paul lays it out for us: “In Christ all things hold together.” And, Moses makes it simple: “...this command that I enjoin on your today is not too mysterious and remote for you….it is something very near to you, already in your mouths and in your hearts…”

The Sages Take Chicago

Sages in ChicagoBy Joe Uveges (with help from Jane Burke)

More than 40 “Sages and friends” left the Epiphany parking lot on Monday, June 10, for a five day excursion to Chicago. We left on a brand new Mercedes bus, cruising up I-65 for the Windy City. Our cruising ended abruptly with an electronic malfunction north of Indy, to be resumed more than three hours later on another bus. While somewhat of a setback, we made it to Chicago in time for a wonderful dinner at the Village Tavern and Grill in Schaumburg, Illinois, where we also would be staying while visiting downtown Chicago.

Men of Epiphany Sponsored a Tour of the St. John Center

Tour GroupMembers of Epiphany toured the St. John Center for Homeless Men on Saturday, June 15, 2013. Maria Price, the Executive Director and "client," Henry Thomas directed the very educational tour. Afterwards, the group served pizza, donated by Church of Epiphany, to approximately 90 men who were very appreciative on this day before Father's Day. Angie Curtis, parishioner, donated and cut-up five watermelons for dessert! Thank you to all that participated!

Learn About The Major Christian Heresies

Heresies

What: Heresies
When: Wednesday nights (July 10 and 17, 2013)
Time: 7:00 to 9:00 PM
Where: Community Center

Health Opportunities in July

Health Information and Monitoring this July

Helping Hand          Blood Pressure

Reflections on Sunday’s Readings: July 7, 2013

CrossThis is the Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Our gospel reading sets the overall theme of the today’s readings: the nature of discipleship. Jesus chooses a larger number of people to be his disciples (72) and sends them forth to proclaim that the “Kingdom of God is at hand”. Jesus suggests that the disciples leave behind their baggage. He knows that it will weigh the disciples down and distract them from their mission. The cross is the sign of their “call” and the sign of their being “sent”. Discipleship is costly and usually involves “suffering”.

Why Catholic? Coming in Fall 2013

Why Catholic LogoWHY CATHOLIC? Mark your calendars for October and November for a six-week journey in exploring the why of being a Roman Catholic.

Have you noticed that at some point in your life you could no longer be an automatic Catholic? That you began to question why, or if, you still had a reason to remain an active Catholic?

The purpose of these sessions is to enable participants to move from the faith they inherited as a child to a faith of deep conviction.

Year of Faith Logo Explained

Year of Faith LogoHave you ever wondered about the Year of Faith logo we’ve been looking at for so many months now? Here’s a description of the meaning of the various parts…

Reflections on Sunday’s Readings: June 30, 2013

Jesus LoveThis is the Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Today’s Scriptures call us to follow where Jesus has gone, without compromise or condition, and without counting the cost. Christians have been set free to love as Christ loved us. If we're not sure how to do this, we must trust in the Spirit working in us. How are you being called to follow Christ, to love more fully?

Readings for this Sunday:

  • 1 Kings 19:16b, 19–21. Following God's instructions, Elijah passes his prophetic ministry to Elisha. Elisha seems to recognize how demanding this call will be, and performs actions that make it impossible for him ever to return to his home.
  • Ps. 16 This song of trust begins with an affirmation of faith in God alone, followed by an expression of confidence in God.
  • Galatians 5:1, 13–18. A reflection on the meaning of Christian freedom. Christians have been set free to love as Christ loved us. If you're not sure how to do this, trust in the Spirit working in you.
  • Luke 9:51–62. This text follows several examples of how complete our response must be to the call of Jesus. Jesus makes it clear that our commitment must be wholehearted.

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