Believe Teach Practice

October, 2001

Greetings on this the Saturday of the Twenty-third Week in Ordinary Time
Readings: 1 Tm 1:15-17; PS 113:1b-2, 3-4, 5 and 6-7; Lk 6:43-49
Notes: Today is the ordination of two new Permanent Deacons.

Ordination to the Diaconate of Francis O. Fau and Mark Alfred Hoch on 9/11/21 at 11 a.m. EST

Among other moments, the Bishop will entrust them with Handing on of the Book of Gospels:

“Receive the Gospel of Christ, whose herald you have become. Believe what you read, teach what you believe, and practice what you teach.”

If you want to see it live stream go here:

I will be in the College of Deacons, double masked.

On the Twentieth anniversary of the 9/11 Attacks we are reminded how disastrous our impulses can be. The cycle of attack and revenge is not the way of God. May we remember with hearts filled with compassion and mercy.

First reading
This saying is trustworthy and deserves full acceptance:
Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.
Of these I am the foremost.

Insert my name at the “I”.

Everyone you are called to a good life, the Great Commandment and the Golden Rule.

Remember, God does not call the qualified, he qualifies the called.

Responsorial Psalm
Blessed be the name of the Lord for ever.

Alleluia Verse
Whoever loves me will keep my word,
and my Father will love him,
and we will come to him.

Gospel Portion
“Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ but not do what I command?

I tell you my life is filled with good people, helpful people, in the real and on-line.

Shout-out to the Twitter family!

  • People with goodness in their hearts.
  • People who produce good fruit.
  • People who do what the Lord commands.

So, yes, it can be done.

Remember: God makes good happen when I try to do good.

Of Sinners I am the foremost.
But for that reason I was mercifully treated,
so that in me, as the foremost,
Christ Jesus might display all his patience as an example
for those who would come to believe in him for everlasting life.
To the king of ages, incorruptible, invisible, the only God,
honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.

Peace be with you,
Deacon Gerry

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