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Dear Family of God,
What is our ultimate goal in life?
“WHOEVER LOVES ME WILL KEEP MY WORD, AND MY FATHER WILL LOVE HIM, AND WE WILL COME TO HIM AND MAKE OUR DWELLING WITH HIM.” (JOHN 14:23)
The ultimate goal of our lives is to be in communion with the Holy Trinity in heaven. But it does not mean that we cannot experience this union now here on earth. We can experience a foretaste of this union by loving God above all things and by loving one another as Jesus loved us. When we “keep His word”, that is, His New Commandment, we give our proof that we love Him, and the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit will dwell within us. We will participate in the Divine life of God even now; we will be in communion with the Holy Trinity. That is why at every Mass, after examining ourselves of being free from mortal sin, we receive Holy Communion: the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Jesus our Lord.
How do we “keep His Word”? We have to follow those who themselves have “kept His word” in their own lives, that is the apostles, whom Jesus has given authority to teach, sanctify and govern His whole Church. Jesus promised to them saying: “The Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything and remind you of ALL that I told you.” That is why they can make a firm and certain decision for the whole Church teaching them what is necessary for our salvation saying: “It is the decision of the Holy Spirit and of us not to place any burden beyond these necessities, namely, to abstain from meat sacrificed to idols… and from unlawful marriage.” In short for our times, we have to abstain from all forms of Idolatry, which is really adultery because it makes us unfaithful to God, our true husband.
May our Lady of Joy help us to attain our ultimate goal, communion with the Holy Trinity.
Yours in Christ through Mary,
Fr. Jess Ty
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Knights of Columbus
Sanctity of Life Meeting
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- MAY 7
11 week series meeting Saturdays 9:30-11:00am, May 7 - Jul 16Read more
- MAY 14
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- MAY 17
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- JUN 6
for students entering K-5th gradesRead more
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- NOV 28
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