Father Ralph A. Bove Pastor
Due to the recent fire at St. Paul's, all masses will be temporarily held at St. Bartholomew Church.
The Sanctuary Lamp and the Bread and Wine are offered this week In Memory of Mary Rose Biviano The Ave Maria/Rosary Society
GOSPEL MEDITATION - ENCOURAGE DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF SCRIPTURE January 29, 2023—4th Sunday in Ordinary Time In my parents’ bedroom there were on the wall two photos of my mom and dad from their early adulthoods. The photo of my mother entranced me when I was a boy. I loved looking at it, even though I saw her in daily life. Something about that picture captured her perfectly. It was an image of the joy, wis- dom, beauty, and strength that enveloped me from the start of my life. It was an icon of the woman who fed, taught, and encouraged me. I felt a deep pride that I came from such beauty. The beatitudes of Jesus are a kind of self-portrait. But it is a strange picture. At first, the blessings of being poor, mourn- ing, and hungering and thirsting for righteousness may seem bizarre or, worse, a religious delusion. Who wants to look like that? But if we look again, we begin to see the characteristics of Jesus’ form. He becomes poor and fills it with his riches for us, he weeps and mourns for us, and fills it with his joy, he hungers and thirsts for us to be righteous, and so satisfies us. And so on. It’s the way he appears on the cross. Perhaps we should put on our bedroom room walls the words of the beatitudes next to a crucifix of the Lord Jesus. Then we can do what the beatitudes are designed for, to gaze at the joy, wisdom, beauty, and strength of the one who is our origin, and who is with us every day. And little by little, we’ll start to look like him. — Father John Muir ©LPi
January 29, 2023 A Family Perspective by Bud Ozar Fourth Sunday (MT 5:1-12) It is in our family where we learn to be merciful and comforting to others. The Beatitudes of the Kingdom of God begin at home and depend on you. Parents lead the way.
THE LIGHT IS ON FOR YOU The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be celebrated on... Monday, December 19th: at St. Bartholomew from 4—5 pm; at St. Paul from 6—7 pm; and Other area Churches: St. Malachy’s, Sherburne from 4—7 PM on Dec19, 21 & 23; St. Theresa’s, New Berlin on 12/20 from 4-7 pm; and St. Joseph’s, Oxford on 12/19 from 4-7 pm.
Norwich Soup Kitchen Is up and ready to serve! See Announcements for more.
________________________________ Please Note, Tuesday & Thursday Masses are now at 9:00 AM
Faith Formation Classes Jan 29
Superbowl Lasagna Dinner February 12th
Valentine's Dinner & Dance February 17th
Organizational Meeting February 2 at 7PM
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Please Note, Tuesday & Thursday Masses are now at 9:00 AM