“The Church is holy, not just because all are welcome. The Church is holy because all belong.” Timothy M. Matovina, - Pope Francis
Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
The theme in the Gospel of Luke this week Lk 16:19-31, is a continuation of last week’s theme of the proper use of wealth, and the importance of the caring for the poor in the life of discipleship. In the parable in today's Gospel, Jesus contrasts the life of a rich man and the poor man, Lazarus, who lives in the shadow of the rich man and his wealth. Both die. Lazarus finds himself in heaven; the rich man in a world of torment. The rich man asks for help from Lazarus but Abraham reminds the rich man of the rich and comfortable life he had and describes the situation as a reversal of fortunes.
The rich man asks that Lazarus be sent to warn his family, but this is denied with the reminder that Moses and the prophets have warned of judgment for those who neglect the care of the poor.
Clergy Schedule - Oct. 1-2, 2018 5:00am - Fr. John Tarantino; Deacon Roger Lacouture 7:30am - Fr. George Dudak; Deacon Rich Reck 9:30am - Fr. John Tarantino; Deacon Rich Reck 11:00am - Fr. John DeMattia; Deacon Ray Latour 12:30pm - John Tarantino
HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW JESUS?
The better we understand Jesus, the better we understand ourselves. But who was Jesus, this itinerant preacher whom many called the Messiah? In Priest, Prophet, King, you’ll discover Jesus as the Anointed One–the ultimate priest, prophet, and king foreshadowed throughout the Hebrew Scriptures. Using biblical insights and engaging stories, Bishop Barron affirms that we see Jesus most clearly through the lens of the Old Testament. Through this deeply biblical program, you will better understand Jesus, become more familiar with Scripture, and realize your own priestly, prophetic, and kingly mission, received when you are baptized “into Christ.”
The SEARCH followup is open to all past, present and future SEARCHERS! Join your peers (and bring a friend!) listen to an awesome talk, share in a discussion with your friends, listen to music and munch on snacks! Anyone in HS is welcome to join us!
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.
If you are new to Resurrection Parish or have been coming to Mass for a while, we ask that you stop by and speak with Fr. Tarantino, about becoming part of our parish family. Registration forms can be found in the Narthex; and can be filled out and put in the collection box - or you can download the registration here.