with Father Dave
This Sunday the readings for Mass draw our attention to the choice that is before us to seek God’s Kingdom first and always. The Church helps us find our way safely by encouraging us to grow in patience and persistence in daily living.
God’s Word is meant to evoke confidence in us. Though life is difficult, His Word brings forth meaning, direction and fulfillment. The Lord God has given us so very much and rightly expects our very best in return.
Zechariah 9:9-10; Psalm 145; Romans 8:9, 11-12; Matthew 11:25-30 It is for us to imitate Jesus by seeking to help those who are labored and burdened carry their load. Help to relieve others of their pressures, not add to them, just as Jesus would do Himself and expect us to do. Look for opportunities to […]
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In Matthew’s 13th chapter, Jesus compares the Kingdom of God to finding something so valuable that it comes to matter more than everything else. It is not that other things no longer matter, but rather that everything else is worthwhile in relation to God’s Kingdom. In Jesus’ day, it was common to bury one’s valuables. […]
When left unaided by grace, impulses can take over quickly. Reminiscent of a runaway train, collapsing to urges easily leads to an out-of-control moment when tracks are jumped and all that remains at the end of it all is a twisted mess. Mom and dad labored to teach us the art of SELF-CONTROL. Their explanation […]
The life of grace is never forced upon us. Rather, grace penetrates, percolates and enriches human nature – that is, it always makes us better. Recall the pithy formulary: “(Divine) grace perfects (human) nature.” Simply allow God to work in harmony with the natural gifts He already has given you. Even better, ask Him for […]
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We are located at 5522 Dorr Street, Toledo, Ohio 43615. Parking is accessible from Olimphia Road. We recommend parking in the north lot for church. See you at Mass!