“The Church is holy, not just because all are welcome. The Church is holy because all belong.” Timothy M. Matovina, - Pope Francis
Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Meals played an important role in the society in which Jesus lived. In Luke's Gospel Lk 14:1, 7-14, the places that a person ate, at the home of a tax collector, the people with whom a person ate, sinners, whether a person washed before eating, and, as is the case here, the place that a person sits while eating are all important.
Jesus is at table with the Pharisees who had issues with his ministry. Luke offers took two challenges from Jesus. First, when you’re a guest take the less important seat. In the Christian community Jews and Gentiles, slaves and free, women and men, high-ranking and low, come together.
If you are a Catholic who has been away from regular Mass attendance, please know you are most welcome to join us at any of our worship services and parish functions. Should you like more information about our parish or should you simply want to talk about coming back home, contact our administrator Fr. John Tarantino, or Deacon Ray, Director of Ministries at 973 895-4224.
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