SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME

  All Christians are called on to imitate the two wise men, and surrender all their earthly possessions if necessary in order to gain eternal life. Does this "giving all" mean that we are all expected to abandon the world and take on the religious vows of poverty, chastity and obedience? There are many who do just this. But it is not the only way, nor the normal way, to purchase the eternal treasure. Heaven is within the reach of all, who follow the ordinary vocations of life and partake of this world's joys and pleasures within the framework of God's commandments, but never lose sight of the goal toward which they are moving.

 

 Keeping within the framework of God's commandments is the difficulty. We need not have a vow of obedience, but we must obey all legitimate authority. We may possess the goods of this world, but only such goods as we lawfully and justly acquire. Nor may we withhold all of these from a fellow man who is in need. We do not have to take a vow of chastity, but yet we must be chaste, we must use the gifts and the pleasure of sex only within the limits set down by God's wise laws.

MISSION STATEMENT OF ST. VINCENT de PAUL PARISH

  Saint Vincent de Paul Parish is a Catholic Community under the leadership of the Catholic Bishop of Cleveland. It is a parish community centered on prayer and the Lordship of Jesus Christ through the celebration of the Liturgy. It is a community dedicated to the example of Saint Vincent de Paul, our patron, to be of service to our parish family and the wider community. It is a community that has in its 92 years been known for its dedication to Education of its children, service through financial aid and food to the needy and support for those faced with overwhelming challenges.

 

 

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COMING UP @ SVDP

Sunday, August 3
First Sunday Benediction Service
3:00 PM, Church

Tuesday, August 5
SVDP Society Monthly Meeting
7:30 PM, Lighthouse

Wednesday, August 6
Cantor Practice
7:30 PM, Church

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THIS WEEK'S READINGS

17TH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME
July 27, 2014

 
Mon, Jul 28: Weekday
 Jer 13:1-11   Matthew 13:31-35

 

Tue, Jul 29:  St. Martha

 1 John 4:7-16   John 11:19-27

 

Wed, Jul 30:  St. Peter Chrysologus

 Jer 15:10, 16-21   Matthew 13:44-46

 

Thu, Jul 31:  St. Ignatius of Loyola

 1 Cor 10:31-11:1   Lk 14:25-33

 

Fri, Aug 1:  St. Alphonsus Liguori

 Rom 8:1-4   Matthew 5:13-19

 

Sat, Aug 2:  St. Eusebius

 Jer 26:11-16, 24   Matthew 14:1-12

 

Sun, Aug 3:  18TH SUNDAY OF YEAR

 Isaiah 55:1-3   Romans 8:35, 37-39

 Matthew 14:13-21