A message from Fr. Godfrey
An excerpt from
POPE FRANCIS: REJOICE AND BE GLAD
CHAPTER FIVE: SPIRITUAL COMBAT, VIGILANCE AND DISCERNMENT
170. Certainly, spiritual discernment does not exclude existential, psychological, sociological or moral insights drawn from the human sciences. At the same time, it transcends them. Nor are the Church’s sound norms sufficient. We should always remember that discernment is a grace. Even though it includes reason and prudence, it goes beyond them, for it seeks a glimpse of that unique and mysterious plan that God has for each of us, which takes shape amid so many varied situations and limitations. It involves more than my temporal well-being, my satisfaction at having accomplished something useful, or even my desire for peace of mind. It has to do with the meaning of my life before the Father who knows and loves me, with the real purpose of my life, which nobody knows better than he. Ultimately, discernment leads to the wellspring of undying life: to know the Father, the only true God, and the one whom he has sent, Jesus Christ (cf.
17:3). It requires no special abilities, nor is it only for the more intelligent or better educated. The Father readily reveals himself to the lowly (cf.
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Every Christian is challenged, here and now, to be actively engaged in evangelization ; indeed, anyone who has truly experienced God's saving love does not need much time or lengthy training to go out and proclaim that love.
Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium
No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.
- A Season of Hope and Expectation
Sunday, December 1st following the 10:30 Mass in the Woodward Center. Coffee, donuts, music and Advent crafts.
Thank you to everyone who has taken a Dove off the trees in the Gathering Space to support needy families. If you have taken a dove, please purchase the items, wrap the gifts, place a check mark next to the items purchased, and use the Dove as a name tag for your gift.
Please return the gifts to the church by Sunday, December 9
Breakfast with Santa
- December 7th from 8AM-11AM
Event will be held in the cafeteria. the Cost is $5 per person. If you are able to assist with setup, cleanup, or during the event, please contact Sally Primus at 317-400-3813 or Primus.Sally@gmail.com
St. Ben's Women's Retreat
January 31st - February 2nd at Sarto Retreat Center
- February 8th at 5:30
This year's Mardi Gras Celebration will be held at Eykamp Hall in the Ridgeway Center on UE's campus. Please save the date and watch the bulletin for future announcements.
on Thursday, November 28, 2019 at 2:17PM