This weekend in the Gospel we hear about greed. Greed is prevalent in our culture today but how do we overcome it? Are we like the rich man who stores his bountiful harvest not sharing with others in need? Or do we share our surplus with others or perhaps give a little more than our surplus whether it be time or money? Greed will never cease to exist within our lives but all of us can do our best in trying to eliminate it as much as possible.
Next Sunday, August 11th, Bishop Gruss will be presiding at the 9:30AM Mass and we will be celebrating Matthew Gembrowski’s (our parish seminarian) Rite of Candidacy. This rite is one of the first public commitments that Matthew will make in his road to the priesthood. During this rite, the Church will recognize Matthew as being worthy of being ordained. Please continue to keep Matthew in prayer as he takes this next step in his journey to the priesthood and as he begins his theology studies at University of St. Mary of the Lake - Mundelein Seminary just outside of Chicago.