The 11th annual WOMEN OF CHRIST® CONFERENCE will be held November 9, 2019 at Washington County Fair Park, West Bend. Come and See, He Delights in you is the theme. Conference concludes with 4:00pm Mass celebrated by Archbishop Jerome Listecki. Outstanding speakers include Bishop Donald Hying, Steve Ray, Kimberly Hahn, and Derya Little. Confession and Adoration is available all day. Group (5 or more) and online discounts apply. If you want to reserve a seat on the bus, please contact Cynthia Saar, your Parish Liaison for WOCC at (815) 232-7400 or cell: (815) 990-2371.
Register: womenofchrist.net Phone: 262-384-8414
Are you hurting? Do you need quiet reflection time? Time alone with Jesus?
Join us for an hour of Eucharistic Adoration with a healing service on Friday, April 6, at 5:00pm in St Mary Church.
Fr. Dwight Longenecker
Being brought up in a Bible-believing Protestant home, I had to memorize verses from the King James Version of the Bible. I’m glad I did. Not only did I learn God’s word by heart, but the words were written in my heart. They’re in there. Down deep.
One of the verse I had to learn was, “Seek ye first the kingdom of God and all these things shall be added unto you.” It is a question of priorities, and it is really very simple: Put God first and everything else falls into its proper place. Put God first and you shall have all things according to their worth.
The converse is therefore also true: Put something else first and you will lose all things, and the surprising thing is that you will eventually also lose the thing that you put first. Here are some examples: …
In Chapter 13, Paul and Barnabas are told to go to on a mission (v2). How did they get this mission? How was it that God spoke to them and they knew that they had a specific mission to accomplish? They prayed. They worshiped and listened. They also fasted.
Some people may say that fasting is something done in the past; that Jesus would not want us to fast any more. But here we see at least six believers fasting. The fruit of this fasting and worship is clarity in God’s will. The fasting was a gift of self to God. Because of the death and resurrection of Jesus, worship is now an act of thanksgiving for His goodness and mercy towards us. When united to worship, this fasting takes on the disposition of the worship that it accompanies. Gift giving assumes a relationship between the giver and the one receiving the gift. So the first Catholics saw themselves as having a relationship with Jesus. Continue reading “Bible: Acts of the Apostles 8”