Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother

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Filmed on location in the Holy Land, Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother will place you in the midst of the powerful drama of Mary's earthly life, taking you through her joys and her sorrows. You will learn how she works in our lives today, drawing us ever closer to her divine Son. Seeing Mary in this way will change you forever. She will become a part of your daily life and help you to become more like Christ.

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Dear Family of God,

What is the most important treasure you have in life? How much are you willing to sacrifice to have it? If given a chance by God, what is the one thing that you will ask from Him?

Will you ask for health or wealth? Or will you ask like Solomon for wisdom to distinguish right from wrong? Next Sunday, July 27th, the first reading is precisely about the story of King Solomon who just succeeded his Father, King David. God said to the young King Solomon, “Ask something of me and I will give it to you.” Solomon answered: “O Lord, my God, you have made me, your servant, king to succeed my father David… Give your servant, therefore, an understanding heart to judge your people and to distinguish right from wrong…” (1Kings 3:7, 9).

Solomon gives us an example on how and what to ask from God. First, he humbled himself by acknowledging God as Lord and that He is the One who made him succeed his Father. He knew he is young and need God’s guidance and wisdom.  Then, he proceeds to ask for an understanding heart to Judge God’s people and to distinguish right from wrong.

So God said to him: “Because you have asked for this--- not for a long life for yourself, nor for riches, nor for life of your enemies, but understanding so you may know what is right--- I do as you requested. I give you a heart so wise and understanding that there has never been like anyone like you up to now…” (1Kings 3:11-12).

May we all imitate King Solomon and be humble as we acknowledge God as source of being and truly strive to possess the Kingdom of God. Let us forsake everything that will hinder our pursuit of good. Let us do everything in our power to eradicate sin in our lives and seek Him always.  For truly if we, “Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all things will be given you besides.” (Matthew 6:33).

Yours in Christ,
Fr. Jess Ty

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Mass Intentions
Thursday, July 31
8:00 am
† Romeo Cabrera
Friday, August 1
8:00 am
† Grace Stucker
Saturday, August 2
8:00 am
† Rosita Espinosa
5:00 pm
† Lola Checo
Sunday, August 3
7:30 am
9:00 am
† Mary Russell
11:00 am
† Mary Russell
Monday, August 4
8:00 am
† Sarah Logue
Tuesday, August 5
8:00 am
† Louis W. Matusiak, Sr.
Wednesday, August 6
8:00 am
† Teresa H. Reisdorf

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