October 24 - A message from Father John: update:Hi Beloved Parishioners and Friends: Glory be to Jesus Christ; say this every morning and you will have a blessed day. Yesterday, Sunday in Church you heard the Epistle for the day. St. Paul (speaking in the spirit) said to us: Brethren; everyone, who has sown sparingly, will also reap sparingly, and everyone, who has sown generously, will also reap generously,. Everyone must give whatever he, she has decided on, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. Remember that God has the power to supply YOU ABUNDANTLY WITH EVERY BLESSING. Thus, you will always have enough for every situation and you will be able to supply abundantly for every good work (charity). As the scripture says: "He scatters his gifts to the poor. His/her charity endures forever." May God, who provides seed to the sower and bread for food, supply and multiply your resources and increase the harvest of your charity. May He enrich you in every way for every act of generosity, which will make us offer thanksgiving to God. Stewardship is from God, heaven. Not from mankind. You and I being a steward is acting in the Name of God, not man. So be a real steward...be kind, be charitable, support missions, support Christ's Church...do good, and act in the Name of the Lord. Be a real Steward and act as a real, active Christian, and the Lord will bless your family.