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David LinsCatholic Thoughts

Living in Gratitude

07-14-2019David Lins

We often fall victim to thinking following Jesus is complicated. After all, the Catechism of the Catholic Church is a pretty thick book! Yet, I would submit that every word in that document is directed at helping us live out this Sunday's Gospel.

"You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your being, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself… do this and you will live."

The directive is so simple, yet I have so far to go.

I've recently entered another season where the Lord is seeing fit to humble me. Right after we bought our townhome, our second car's repairs became more than it was worth. We are now a one car family. On top of that, I was recently carrying (what I thought was) a light box. It was too much for my back and the spinal stenosis pain came back full-force.



St. Joseph's Men's Group

Jul 5 6:30am

every Friday, in the Teen Center


Help Feed the Needy

Jul 6 8:00am - 11:30am

The First Saturday of every month at the central kitchen of St. Vincent De Paul, Watkins Campus.


Understand the Sunday Readings

Jul 8 10:30am - 12:00pm

every Monday in the Faith Formation Building (follow the signs from the entrance to the church)


The Journey Continues

Jul 9 4:00pm

on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, in the Teen Center


School Supply Drive for the St. Charles Mission School on the San Carlos Reservation

Jul 15

Drop-off containers can be found in the Parish Office starting Jul 15. Donations will also be accepted in the church courtyard before and masses on Jul 20/21 and Jul 27/28.



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