Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Please join us for our next Leadership Night meeting Wednesday, August 16th at 7:00 PM In the Community Room Trinity Center .
Parishioners of Most Holy Trinity welcome our new parishioners and visitors. Please introduce yourselves to your neighbors. Your presence is very important to us, as is your support. Thank you for being here with us!
Feligreses de Santísima Trinidad dan la bienvenida a nuevos feligreses y visitantes. Preséntese cuando los vea. Su presencia es muy importante para nosotros, como lo es su apoyo. Gracias por estar con nosotros!
8:00 AM English
5:30 PM Vietnamese except Wednesday
5:30 PM English Wednesday only
First Friday Mass
7:30 PM Spanish
Saturday Vigil Masses
4:15 PM Vietnamese
6:00 PM Spanish
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM or by appointment
8:00 AM, 9:30 AM, 6:00 PM English
11:00 AM Spanish
12:30 PM Filipino
3:45 PM & 7:30 PM Vietnamese
by Leisa Anslinger, author and co-founder of Catholic Strengths and Engagement Community (CSEC).
In what ways does Christ’s love touch others through your life of stewardship? How do you lead people in your community to discern how each is called to minister and serve? Do people in your community recognize that stewardship is about more than giving money to the parish or diocese? Our responses to questions such as these are at the heart of the way we approach stewardship leadership. We may say “stewardship is a way of life,” yet the message we share with people in our community may sound more like, “stewardship is about giving money to the Church.” The reality is, the path of discipleship, lived through stewardship, leads each of us to grow in holiness. We may struggle to put this call into words, yet we know that living and growing as good stewards is a meaningful way to connect faith with daily life. This is a gift we must give one another. It is gift that is sure to have lasting impact in the lives of individuals and the life of the faith community. The following excerpt from the U.S. bishops’ pastoral letter on stewardship is worth your reflection:
Christians must be stewards of their personal vocations, for it is these that show how, according to the circumstances of their individual lives, God wants them to cherish and serve a broad range of interests and concerns: life and health, along with their own intellectual and spiritual well-being and that of others; material goods and resources; the natural environment; the cultural heritage of humankind — indeed, the whole rich panoply of human goods, both those already realized and those whose realization depends upon the present generation or upon generations yet to come. Catholics have a duty, too, to be stewards of their Church: that community of disciples, that Body of Christ, of which they, individually and together, are the members, and in which “...if one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it; if one part is honored, all the parts share its joy” (1 Cor 12:26).
Stewardship is about sharing one’s gifts and blessings with the Church, and much more. The more we share this great call to live and grow as stewards in all of the aspects of our lives, the greater the likelihood that people of all ages and stages of life and faith will hear the call and enthusiastically respond to it.
Source: International Catholic Stewardship Council e-Bulletin
Within the closing lines of the First Reading from the Book of Wisdom is the statement “…you gave your children good ground for hope that you would permit repentance for their sins.” These words are addressed to God. The Book of Wisdom gains its name because it speaks of the excellence of Wisdom, how to obtain it, and the joyous fruits wisdom produces. Although the author is somewhat uncertain, it is often attributed to Solomon. In addition to its acknowledgment of the value of wisdom, the book contains many prophecies of the coming of Christ, His passion, His resurrection, and other mysteries of our faith.
Estas son las semanas de las parábolas, y aunque ya las hemos escuchado muchas veces, nunca pierden su frescura, por siempre, si ponemos atención, podemos percibir un ángulo diferente.
La parábola del trigo y la cizaña, muy sencilla en apariencia, es muy desconcertante para los discípulos que tienen que preguntar a Jesús que se las explique. En nuestros jardines, procuramos quitar la cizaña o yerba durante todo el tiempo que crezca. Pero en la parábola, la cizaña y el trigo crecen juntos hasta el tiempo de la cosecha. Si las personas buenas y las malas permanecen mezcladas durante la vida, también nos desconcierta algunas veces: ¿por qué las personas hacen cosas malas y no son castigadas? ¿Cómo es que Dios permite que cosas malas pasen a las buenas personas?
Whether you are currently a parishioner or are interested in becoming one, we love having you at Most Holy Trinity Parish. Choosing your church can be as vital to your family as it is selecting the town in which you live.
Registration is the first step toward active participation in a parish. You will find that Most Holy Trinity is a welcoming, serving and loving church family with many diverse personalities and talents. There are many parish ministries to involve yourself with. As a registered parishioner, you may sponsor individuals for sacraments, receive sacraments yourself, or participate in Faith Formation classes. In addition, you become a supporting member of the parish community. Registered parishioners will have available an end of the year tax contribution statement.
Call the parish office for more information at 408-729-0101. Register today!
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Last update: July 22, 2017