Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Some more rich writings by St. Paul to the Thessalonians: Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

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"I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake": Monday, September 9th, 2019, St. Peter Claver

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Wisdom: 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Notes:

Do you remember the gifts of the Holy Spirit?
·      Isaiah 11:2: “And the Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD.”
·      Wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and fear of the Lord
·      And today our readings look into some thoughts of wisdom
Let’s start with Jesus’ teaching
·      Two parables, one with tower, another with a battle
o   Which of you wishing to construct a tower
does not first sit down and calculate the cost
to see if there is enough for its completion? 
Otherwise, after laying the foundation
and finding himself unable to finish the work
the onlookers should laugh at him
…”
o   That takes wisdom
Then lets listen again from our first reading, the book of Wisdom in the wisdom books
·      “…who ever knew your counsel, except you had given wisdom
 and sent your holy spirit from on high?   And thus were the paths of those on earth made straight
.”
Finally, seek wisdom in two types
·      Naturally like Jesus taught about that tower
o   Or those who have learned and experienced within your job, your parenthood, your coaching
·      And the Holy Spirit gifts bring us into our journey with God
o   To discern the wisdom to follow God, evangelize to grow God’s Kingdom and especially to use spiritual wisdom to learn how to share the Good News, meaning that speaking about God is different with each person
Proverbs 4:7: “The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom, and whatever you get, get insight.”


Parish Bulletin Article: "School Team": 9-8-19

This weekend I wanted to share all of our employees who will be working with our team at St. Thomas Aquinas Saints School.  This summer we added a few new employees and as our school begins our team growing with excellence, communication and service for your children—praise God!
·     Principal Mr. Jerry Hilfer
·     Office Manager: Mrs. Heather McBride, who will be working on Monday-Friday, 7:45am-3:45pm.  Heather has already shown how we can grow with our communication with our parents, parishioners, and community members.
·     Pre-School Substitution: Mrs. Tammy Jo Weyrachwill be leading your students this first semester.  As she has been serving in the PreSchool in the last few years, we are grateful for her leadership to teach the classes both in the morning and afternoon sessions.
·     Mrs. Tanya Beckerwill also be assisting Tammy during this first semester.
·     Pre-School Teacher: Ms. Jenesa Casareto will begin her first assignment as our PreSchool Teacher as the second semester starts in January.
·     Kindergarten: Mrs. Marnie Kostiukwill continue to teach our kindergarten students.
·     First/Second Grades: Ms. Jane Piercewill continue to teach our first and second-grade students.
·     Third/Fourth Grades: Mrs. Joan Ecklundwill continue to teach our third and fourth-grade students.
·     Fifth/Sixth Grades: Mrs. Patti Refslandwill now be adding our sixth-grade class for the first time in several years!  She will also be teaching our fifth-grade students.
·     Music: Mr. John Faithwill continue to teach your children with music, singing, and instruments.
·     Physical Education: Mrs. Hailey Silverswill be the first teacher in many years to both teach and lead your students with health and exercise.
We are all excited to serve you and your family!
Go St. Thomas Aquinas Saints!
God Bless,

FB

Some Questions for our Students: Thursday, September 5th, 2019, School Mass!

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Mercy, mercy, mercy: For us and giving mercy for others: Wednesday, September 4th, 2019

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"Stay alert and sober": Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019, St. Gregory the Great

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