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Kommunicating Kerygma (ke·ryg·ma)

May 1, 2016
John 14:23-29

Background:

This is the 6th Sunday of Easter. For the last five weeks the scripture readings have helped us reflect on our relationship to the risen Lord. Next we will celebrate the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord, and the following week is the Feast of Pentecost. This gospel text offers a glimpse into the early Christians’ first reflection on the role of the Holy Spirit and the relationship between the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. By introducing the role of the Paraclete, the text is preparing us to celebrate the great Feast of Pentecost. But the text itself is part of John’s account of the Last Supper. From the text’s placement within John’s gospel, we see it would have helped the disciples prepare for the events of the Passion. The text is relevant for John’s community, more than a generation after the actual death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus, because they are also dealing with the absence of Jesus in another way.

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Stewardship Theme for Fall Treasure Pledge Appeal

The St. Matthias Stewardship Committee is pleased to announce the theme for the 2016 Fall Treasure Pledge appeal:

GRACE – GRATITUDE – GENEROSITY

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On April 22 of this year, we celebrated Earth Day.  As Christian stewards, we know that our commitment to stewardship of the earth is growing increasingly important.  Pope Francis has led the way with his encyclical, On Care of Our Common Home (Laudato Si), and he makes it very clear that stewardship of the environment is front and center for Christians in this time of environmental degradation.  Here’s paragraph 217 of his 184-page encyclical: “Living our vocation to be protectors of God’s handiwork is essential to a life of virtue; it is not an optional or a secondary aspect of our Christian experience.”  Words like “essential” and “not an option” underscore the necessity for stewards to step up our commitment to the earth.  The year 2015 was our hottest in recorded history.  We’ve all heard the frightening stories of sea levels rising, threatening islands and even some of our coastal cities.  “Hundred year storms” are becoming increasingly common.  Pope Francis, in the paragraph cited above, also says our ecological crisis is “a summons to profound interior conversion.”  All of this can seem overwhelming, but small steps can make a difference, and they must start with prayer and a change of heart.  Keep canvas bags in your car so you always have them available at the grocery.  Forego plastic.  Commit to a few degrees of difference in your heating and air conditioning settings.  Wash clothes in cold water and hang clothes to dry.  Restrict lawn watering and time your showers.  Always recycle.  Commit to buying less “stuff” and living more simply.  Turn off power strips when not in use.  Be a vocal advocate with your political leaders about climate change.  Encourage your parish to promote Laudato Si in its formation and education programs.  Be an example to your children.

(Excerpted from The International Catholic Stewardship Council e bulletin)

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Synodal Declaration

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