Messages on Evangelism

Messages on Evangelism

Staying Power – Week Five

Jesus tells another parable about the wedding feast. Ten bridesmaids are given lamps to light the way for the bridegroom to a wedding feast. Five of the bridesmaids bring oil to relight their lamps and five do not. The five who forget the oil are not prepared for the return of the bridegroom and so are unable to get into the wedding feast. The lit lamps serve as a symbol for service and good works. We are to commit to…

Staying Power – Week Three

As followers of Christ, we are to bring people unconnected to God into a relationship with their Savior. This can only happen if we are good role models for the people around us. At work, at school and in everything we do, God wants us to serve as an example for others of how to live. Paul writes to the Thessalonians that their faith has become a model for other believers. We grow when we commit to live a kind…

5 Choices Disciples Make

Part 2 of our 3 part St. Pius Parish Rebuilt series. This week: If our mission is to MAKE disciples, we also need to BE disciples, but what does that look like? Here are 5 choices disciples consistently make in their life of faith.
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Letting down our nets

Fr. John’s homily for the 5th Sunday of ordinary time. Luke’s Gospel records the calling of the apostles and Jesus promise that they will now be catching people. Our Parish shares in the Church’s mission to bring others to Christ. How can we — individually and collectively respond to the Lord’s call to “let down our nets”?