July 19, 2020Download the Bulletin as a PDF
16TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Last year at this time we were plunged into tragedy. So many of us remain speechless at the loss of so many parishioners’ favorite person.
Spencer Declan Lunde was born on November 23, 2002. He died on July 23, 2019.
This was Spencer on Easter Sunday 2016.
How many times I have prayed the Office of the Dead for him I cannot count. Please take some time with these words from it.
O death! You separate those who are joined to each other in marriage. You harshly and cruelly divide those whom friendship unites. But your power is broken. Your heinous yoke has been destroyed by the One who sternly threatened you when Hosea cried out: “O Death! I shall be your death.” And with the words of the Apostle we, too, deride you: “O death! Where is your victory? O death! Where is your sting!” Your conqueror redeemed us. He handed himself over to wicked men so that he could transform the wicked into persons who were truly dear to him. It would take too long to narrate all the consolations intended for our benefit in the Scriptures. But by focusing our attention upon the glory of our Redeemer there is sufficient hope for our resurrection. Through faith we know that we are already risen from the dead. The Apostle writes: “If we have died with Christ, we believe that we are at the same time living with him.”
God bless us all.
Fr. Christopher J. Pollard