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Latest Bulletin

July 26, 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

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Happy 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time!

This week I encourage you to read and study the beautiful Gospel of John 6:1-15. Here we have the very beautiful story found in all of the Gospels of the Multiplication of Loaves and Fishes. I’d really like you to look at this beautiful Gospel story from a variety of angles. First the traditional site of this miracle is Tabgha. First of all use your search engine to see pictures of the site. One of the pictures that you will find is a picture of this beautiful mosaic

Loaves and fishes

This beautiful mosaic showing the loaves and the fishes is one of the earliest images of Christianity that used to designate Christian churches. The image of the fish used to be used as an early Christian identification for burials as well. In fact as you travel throughout the Holy Land you can purchase different bowls, cups and postcard with this beautiful mosaic on it.

I would encourage you to read some Biblical Commentaries – widely available on the web – to look at the beautiful elements of this Gospel Story. Prayerfully look at each commentary. Is there a particular element that draws you to look at further. One of the elements for me is that Our Lord feeds us physically and spiritually each day when we receive Holy Communion. When we receive the Eucharist we receive the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ. What a great gift that the Eucharist is. Our Lord, in his great love for us, still feeds us and cares for us. One of the elements for me that I reflect on is at the end where the people seeing a source of daily physical food – (bread and fish) want to make him “King” or provider of their daily physical food. He withdraws from them. The Ordo says it so well on its small commentary “The miracle performed by Elisha finds its perfect fulfillment in Jesus’ feeding of the five thousand. He opens his hands and satisfies our deepest needs. In him we form one body.”

In Christ.
Fr. Brad