Friday, November 24, 2017

Helping The Poor

Dear Parishioners,

I hope you and your families had a good Thanksgiving as you relaxed, reconnected with one another, and reflected on the many blessings we enjoy here in America. We have so many reasons to give thanks to God. Still, we have many needy people in our country, and we cannot forget them. Fortunately, we have some ways of helping here at St. Jane’s. There is monthly casserole making for Our Daily Bread, monthly collection of non-perishable food for NCEON (North County Emergency Outreach Network), and the weekly poor box collection sent to help the poor. We help many needy people.

This week we celebrate the Solemnity Christ the King of the Universe who has a very close and personal connection with the poor. In this week’s gospel of the Last Judgement (Matthew 25:31-46), we see the king reward those who were kind to the hungry, thirsty, naked, sick, and prisoners (in other words, the poor). Let us try to grow in our stewardship by connecting with Jesus who self-identifies with his friends, the poor.

Fr. Carl

“Alas! If we put all our trust in God, how much happier we should be!”
~ Thoughts of the Cure D’Ars