October 11th message from Father Bob

Dear Parishioners and Friends, Near and Far,

Hope you’re staying healthy and safe and personally distant.

During all of my years here at Nativity, I have traditionally taken Tuesdays off. For this reason, except for my first year here, I have voted by absentee ballot. As we choose to vote or prepare to choose to vote, I think about this freedom that we have. And in our Catholic faith, which is free, we have our ultimate choice to love God unconditionally or not. My favorite Psalm is the Psalm 23 that we use this weekend. It is also the most used and famous of all Psalms. “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. In verdant pastures He gives me repose; beside restful waters he leads me; he refreshes my soul. He guides me in right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk in the dark valley I fear no evil.” With this coronavirus I believe we could say we are in a dark valley. God will remove this fear and get us through this dark valley unconditionally.

The gospel this weekend states, “Many are invited but few are chosen.” We have been invited by our baptism and we are chosen if we answer God’s daily call to see Christ in others and to do our best to be honest and kind and loving.

During this month of the Rosary and Respect for Life, this Sunday we are invited to participate at 4 PM in the Rosary Coast to Coast. We are also invited to pray for life during this whole month.

A little weekend humor:

A dentist and a manicurist married; they fought tooth and nail.

A bicycle can’t stand alone; it’s just too tired.

When she saw her first strands of gray hair; she thought she’d dye.

The Cleveland Browns have won three in a row! I am not lying.

With Him and His Mom,
Fr. Bob