Our Lady of Fatima Faith Focus
Our Lady of Fatima
In the Wor
Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
“May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.”
St. Paul’s letter to the Galatians is at times a fiery tirade. The Galatian community was in turmoil over what mattered most in gathering Christians into the Church. Did one need first to become a Jew and be circumcised in order to become a Christian? Who had the authority to say? Paul, or someone else?
Paul’s answer is unequivocal. After establishing his authority as an apostle, he affirms, “For neither does circumcision mean anything, nor does uncircumcision, but only a new creation” (Gal 6:15). New creation comes to us through the cross of Christ. What is crucified to Paul – and to you and me – is the world as it has been since the Fall. Sin itself and all its consequences, including death itself, are lifted up on the cross. Nothing else matters. In this act of perfect, obedient love, offered for the sake of humanity, Jesus Christ initiates the new creation. He glorifies the Father, and, with the Father, sends the Spirit to complete the work of redemption until Christ comes again.
For further reflection:
In baptism we die to the old creation and are born again into the new creation in Christ. United to Christ, our Head, we, the Body of Christ, filled with the Holy Spirit, bring new creation everywhere we go. In what ways do your words and actions manifest the reality of new creation in Christ? What are the signs? Forgiveness. Hope. Trust. Love. Where are these evident in your life today?
- Christine Sullivan, Director of Adult Formation
At that time the Lord seventy-two others whom he sent ahead of him in pairs to every town and place he intended to visit.
Our Lady of Fatima is excited to host the Denver Catholic Catechetical School Thursday mornings at 9:00 a.m. beginning this fall.
Want to know more? Come to one of three information sessions in the Fireside Room at 9:00 a.m.
Thursday, July 25
Thursday, August 8
Thursday, August 29
About Our Catechetical School:
The mission of the Denver Catholic Catechetical School is to place people in contact and communion with the Person of Christ, who alone leads us to the heart of the Father in the Spirit – in essence, making and maturing disciples.
We do this through a prayerful, organic, and systematic presentation of the Catholic Faith, contained both in Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition (Catechism of the Catholic Church 80-82). This occurs in a setting that takes advantage of all the facets of effective adult learning: engaging lectures, small group dynamics, independent study, and personal application.
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Our Lady of Fatima
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