Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Encouragement and evangelization: Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

Listen to the homily here.

This is my 1,000 post on this blog.  Thank you for your reading!


Barnabas as an apostle
·      Encouragement: “When he arrived and saw the grace of God, he rejoiced and encouraged them all to remain faithful to the Lord in firmness of heart…”
Encouragement is another gift we can give to others
·      For you, our daily Mass brothers and sisters
o   I continue to call you the “soul” of our parish
o   You do some awesome stuff
§  Some people have lived here for your whole life
§  Awesome families
§  Volunteering
§  Prayers—again, you prayed for me a ton!
o   You continued as a parish when you didn’t have your pastor
o   When you prayed when you didn’t have daily Mass (only 2 Mondays in 10 weeks)
·      Keep up your great prayer, relationships, sacraments and Jesus Christ!
A second part of Barnabas
·      “And a large number of people was added to the Lord.”
·      Is our church growing?  Yes, I believe.
·      Grow in evangelization and encouragement
o   We must learn from brothers and sisters in other Churches
o   Welcoming people at the door
o   Sitting next to new people
o   Helping to those who need it at Mass
o   Have relationships of new brothers and sisters

Keep up our daily Mass brothers and sisters and invite many more here each day!

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