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Kommunicating Kerygma (ke·ryg·ma)

 

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

January 22, 2017
Matthew 4:12-23

Background:

The arrest of John the Baptist signals the end of his ministry. The gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke are in agreement, all three indicating that Jesus did not begin his ministry until John’s ministry had ended. The exception is John’s gospel, where Jesus and John are ministering concurrently. Some scholars believe that Jesus may have even been a disciple of John in the very early part of his ministry. He, like John, would have called people to repentance and baptism as a sign of their conversion. But as Jesus preached, he discovered that he was also gifted by God with the grace to heal. As he experienced this gift and it became more a part of his own ministry, his understanding of himself and his mission evolved. At some point, he began to invite others to become his followers. The gospels do not give a clear understanding of how Jesus came to his own awareness of his ministry. But such explanations seem to be compatible with the human experiences most of us might have.

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Stewardship Theme for Fall Treasure Pledge Appeal

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

GRACE – GRATITUDE – GENEROSITY

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Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord

In today’s Gospel, we hear Jesus calling Peter, Andrew, James and John to follow him. Following Jesus was a difficult journey for these first disciples. It is difficult for us today. Jesus wants to teach us his way of thinking, acting and encountering the world. But it is not easy for us to embrace His teaching. Good stewards of Jesus’ teachings realize we are on a spiritual journey, and must learn from our experiences of being open and receptive to the Gospel. Let us pray for the grace to realize the need to be liberated from those actions that keep us from enjoying a closer friendship with Jesus. What is it in our lives that we need to reform? What keeps us from revealing God’s glory to others?

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Ignite, Renew, Energize - Archdiocese of Milwaukee Synod logoMilwaukee Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki revealed his vision for the direction of the Catholic Church in southeastern Wisconsin on Sunday, September 14th. Read More

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