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On this 26th Sunday of Ordinary Time we celebrate Stewardship Sunday; this year’s theme is “Build My Church.” The call to St. Francis was needed as much then as it is today. It has been almost 800 years since St. Francis answered the call and dedicated his life in fulfilling our Lord’s wishes. Will you now do the same?
We should remember at the time, Francis had nothing; he was most assuredly not in a position of power, not one of prestige or honor among his people as he is today. No, he was a poor beggar living on the streets when he set out first to rebuild the physical church then to rebuild the spiritual church. Are we not called today to do the same?
Look around you at our own church, our own parish, our nation, and look around you at our world. We are called to build his church once more.
Months ago I challenge you to go out and invite someone to Mass, have you done so yet? If not let us do so this week. Let us once more fill these pews. Let us answer the call of our Lord and begin with our parish. Ask your family, your friends, your neighbors, your co-workers, strangers, anyone in need of hearing God’s word; ask them to church. And let us be good stewards in fulfilling the will of God.
May the Peace of God be in you,
Thank you Lord Jesus, Come Holy Spirit