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Well done!

Pastor’s Pen
St. Augustine Catholic Church
Sunday, November 15, 2020
Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Times

Dear Church Family,

When we come together at 9 o’clock, I feel so refreshed and uplifted and we make a difference in a very soulful worship. I can remember years back on one evening at the Cathedral Basilica, that Bishop Terry Steib was with us and He had been called to be the bishop and servant-leader in the diocese of Memphis, Tennessee. We were gathered in prayer and there was a song that I remembered. It was called “Well done!”. We know that those words go well with the gospel of using our talents and abilities and treasure to make a difference in making our world a better place as so many of you do in your soulful way at our 9 0’clock service. Bishop Steib certainly reflected success in his ministry here and we sang in a prayerful way, “Well done, good and faithful servant.”

The words in the scripture today are that we are children of the light and we are considered and congratulated in the example of a good life. All of us, male or female, could see these types of qualities in all of us because we are children of the day, not of the night or darkness.  Furthermore, the responsorial psalm proclaims that we are blessed because we honor the Lord and love Him and we want to walk in His ways as children of the Light. So, church, it looks good for us to examine all of our talents and use them to the best of our abilities. That is always a good thing to do and come alive once again in this challenge. Alleluia!

Love, Fr. Bob


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