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Kommunicating Kerygma (ke·ryg·ma)
February 7, 2016
The text for last Sunday’s gospel ended with the people of Nazareth wanting to throw Jesus headlong over the hill on which their town had been built. (4:29-30) In the remaining verses of that chapter, Luke describes Jesus’ visit to Capernaum, where he cures a man possessed by a demon. His teaching astonishes the people, because he speaks with authority. Jesus then goes to Simon’s house and cures Simon’s mother-in-law. After sunset, with the Sabbath officially over, people bring their sick for him to cure. Before daybreak the next morning, Jesus leaves Capernaum and seeks out a deserted place. The crowds find him and try to prevent him from leaving. In Mark’s gospel, Peter is the one who tries to prevent Jesus from leaving (Mark 1:36-37). As Luke describes the incident, it is the people themselves who ask Jesus not to leave. This small shift avoids having Peter in the difficult position of trying to prevent Jesus from doing what he knows he must do.
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
In a few short days we will gather for Ash Wednesday and begin our Lenten journey for 2016. Following is an excerpt from The Vineyard, our archdiocesan stewardship newsletter.
One of the most serious challenges we face in our faith today is apathy. Every year during Lent we hear about prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Every year we give up something here and give a few extra coins there while counting the days to Easter dinner and spring break vacations. Lent leaves us pretty much the same way it found us.
The life-giving power at the heart of our tradition is often lost amid the clamor of 21st century life.
Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki revealed his vision for the direction of the Catholic Church in southeastern Wisconsin on Sunday, September 14th. Read More
The Archdiocese is producing a post-Synod Newsletter for Parish Bulletins every other month. You can find the most recent one, as well as previous issues on the Archdiocese website by clicking on the image.
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