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January 25, 2015

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Special From Our Bishop, Michael Sheridan

Questions For Parishoners of St. Francis of Assisi

THE VOCATION AND MISSION OF THE FAMILY IN THE CHURCH AND CONTEMPORARY WORLD LINEAMENTA, Vatican City 2014

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The Documents From The Synod of Bishops

From Our Pastor, Fr. Brad Noonan

Friday, January 30, 2015

The Ailment of excessive planning and functionalism

This week we continue to grow spiritually in our journey to great holiness by looking at the Fourth of Pope Francis’ 15 ailments of the Vatican Curia. Each week we are taking time to prayerfully look at one of the 15 ailments and examine our conscience and our actions. This week we look at the Fourth Ailment “The Ailment of excessive planning and functionalism.”

The Ailment of excessive planning and functionalism.” When the apostle plans everything in detail and believes that by perfectly planning things, things progress effectively, thus becoming an accountant. Good Planning is necessary but without falling into the temptation of wanting to enclose or steer the freedom of the Holy Spirit… it is always easier and more convenient to fall back on static and unchanged positions.”

As I read this, I remembered being on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land with a group of pilgrim, one of which wanted everything so perfectly planned out. She was so unhappy when our tour guide instructed the bus driver to take a side road and not follow the other busses. Our tour guide by veering from the “schedule” took us to one of his favorite places – “The valley of the Shadow of Death”, which we hear about in the 23rd Psalm. Are we so perfectionistic and overly planning that we fail to give God the ability to work in us. When things do not go “according to our meticulous plan – do we and others around us, experience the effects of a melt down? Do we fall back on our own “static” and “unchanged positions?”

Come Holy Spirit fill the hearts of thy faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth thy Spirit and renew the face of the earth!

Let’s continue to examine our lives and truly be transformed by Jesus Christ.

Fr. Brad

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