Pastor’s Letter | 11th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Posted on June 16, 2023 View all Pastor's Letter

Dear parishioners:

After having celebrated the Easter holidays and having lived and celebrated two beautiful solemnities (The Holy Trinity and Corpus Christi) today we return to meditate on the public life of Jesus, walking with Him in ordinary time. Ordinary time does not mean that it is less important than the important times of the liturgical calendar; It is the oldest time in the Christian year, it also occupies 34 of the 52 weeks that it has. This time presents us with a mature Jesus, responsible for his mission, giving life to the mission that the Father entrusted to him. In this time we must seek to grow and mature more in our faith, our hope and our love, and above all, fulfill the divine will with joy.

Today, in the Gospel, the Lord  tells us that, seeing the disoriented crowd, felt sad, because that people were disoriented and tired, like sheep without a shepherd (cf. Mt 9:36). The people of Israel knew better than us what a shepherd was, and the commotion that was formed when the sheep were alone without a shepherd. That town had no guide or direction. For this reason he himself takes action, he realizes that as of today, the harvest is great and the workers are few; Jesus asks us to pray to the owner of the harvest, but you don’t just have to pray, you also have to act, he himself does it and immediately chooses twelve apostles and sends them to preach the kingdom of God. Send these twelve men to preach: “‘The Kingdom of Heaven is near.’ Heal the sick, raise the dead, purify lepers, drive out demons. Free you received it; give it free» (Mt 10,7-8). What the Apostles did is the same thing that we have to do, preach the gospel of Jesus, his message of peace and love, and that in a disinterested way.

Changing the subject a bit; We have already started working on the summer festival that this year will be on August 19th from 12:00 noon to 10:00 pm, last year was a success due to the participation of all of you, we hope that this year will be better than last. In the coming weeks you will receive more information and in the first weeks of July you will receive the tickets for this year’s big raffle. I also invite those who wish to sponsor a food stand or wish to donate for the purchase of materials or the sponsorship of a game for the children, are welcome to donate, also if you wish to promote your company or business do not hesitate to contact the parish office to explain. All financial donations are welcome.

Finally I send a special congratulations to all the fathers on this day that we celebrate their day, it is a day to celebrate and to give thanks for all the good that they have given us, a Dad is a figure that represents love, support and above all, loving protection. We must thank God for our parents, for their example, their sacrifice and for teaching us so much. Congratulations to our parents and grandparents for representing the figure of Saint Joseph, the adoptive father of Jesus.

Have a week full of blessings