Father Bob’s Weekly Message
“There are different kinds of spiritual gifts but the same Spirit; there are different forms of service but the same Lord; there are different workings but the same God who produces all of them in everyone.” 1 Corinthians 12: 4-6
We welcome many guests and visitors as we celebrate the Multi-Cultural Mass today! Fr. John Owusu, CSSp, Pastor of St. Ambrose, and part of their Ghanaian Choir, a Spanish Choir from Holy Trinity Church, Sr. Margaret Anne, SSpS, of the Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters and her Community, members of the Belize Community and many others who are Blessing us and joining us in prayer today as we celebrate our Diversity and Unity in Jesus Christ. We all come together as one with our individual and culturally “unique gifts. It is joyful time to give thanks and celebrate the Eucharist together! Thank you to All who made this day possible!
A Spiritual Understanding of Diversity
“There is great diversity among human beings. Physically we differ from each other in things such as size, body structure, skin color, and facial features. We also differ from one another mentally, emotionally, psychologically, and spiritually.
One of the greatest challenges of a healthy spirituality is learning to tolerate the differences we find in one another and not to view these differences as threats to ourselves.
Moreover, a healthy spirituality should lead us to celebrate our differences and to see them as a reflection of God’s beneficence and creativity.” Melannie Svoboda from Traits of a Healthy Spirituality
Prayer for the Diversity of Races and Cultures
you created all people in your image.
We thank you for the astonishing variety
of races and cultures in this world.
Enrich our lives by ever-widening circles of friendship,
and show us your presence
in those who differ most from us,
until our knowledge of your love is made perfect
in our love for all your children;
through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. –Lutheran Book of Worship
-Sunday, November 3rd, the St. Elizabeth Parish Council will meet following Mass.
-Sunday, November 10th, St. Anselm Parish Council will have an Open Forum with all Parishioners after Mass in the Church immediately following Mass.
-Wednesday, October 30, Bible Study at Good Shepherd Tower at 12:00 noon
-Sunday, November 3rd. All during November we remember our loved ones in prayer who especially passed away this past year, and all those who have passed away. Please feel free to bring a Picture of a Husband, Wife, Son, Daughter, Child, or any Relative or loved one. Their name can be inscribed in the Memorial Book. A Memorial Card can also be placed on the Table of Remembrance.