Understanding God: Why everyone desires God (even atheists!)
Bishop Robert Barron: Understanding God
Why everyone desires God (even atheists!)
God has created us with a longing that only he can fill.
Of course, we try to satisfy that longing with all sorts of other things, such as pleasure, power, honor, and wealth.
But nothing in this world satisfies. No matter how much we get, we want more.
And that causes deep frustration and sadness.
So what’s the answer? We must empty ourselves so that we can let God, who is perfect and eternal, fill us with himself. Then we will be eternally satisfied.
Watch this short video to learn more:
An excerpt from
POPE FRANCIS: REJOICE AND BE GLAD
Boldness and Passion
, in referring to obstacles to evangelization, spoke of a lack of fervour (
) that is “all the more serious because it comes from within”.
How often we are tempted to keep close to the shore! Yet the Lord calls us to put out into the deep and let down our nets (cf.
5:4). He bids us spend our lives in his service. Clinging to him, we are inspired to put all our charisms at the service of others. May we always feel compelled by his love (
5:14) and say with Saint Paul: “Woe to me if I do not preach the Gospel” (
People of Prayer Series
Wednesday, July 10th at 7 PM in the Woodward Center.
Sr. Pat will be teaching Lectio Divina.
St. Ben’s Annual Yard Sale
- July 19 & 20 and July 26 & 27 from 7AM-3PM
Items will be accepted from 11 AM to 2 PM on June 23 and 30, July 7, 14, and 21.
Please use Door 10 on the SE Corner of the building for drop offs. We need clothing from infant to 8th grade as well as furniture and household items. We will not be accepting adult clothing, tube TV’s or CRT computer monitors. Please contact Lisa Calvert at (812) 430-7585 if you have any questions or would like to volunteer.
Religious Education, First Communion & Confirmation Registration
August 11 & 18 after the morning Masses
A copy of the child's baptismal certificate is required for registration
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on Tuesday, July 9 at 2:00PM