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Share the suffering, ease the burden

People in love behave differently. They “never stand still,” Pope Francis declares. “They’re drawn out of themselves; they’re attracted and attract others in turn.” Believers are lovers in this way, feeling the irresistible urge to share the blessings of faith. That is why, the pope concludes, we must all be missionaries. On this World Mission Sunday, we embrace the call to be lovers of our suffering world. The Rosary’s Sorrowful Mysteries hold the keys: Bring global suffering to prayer, be willing to suffer for the truth, bear wrongs patiently, share the burdens of others, and know what’s worth sacrificing for.

Today’s readings: Isaiah 45:1, 4-6; 1 Thessalonians 1:1-5b; Matthew 22:15-21 (145).

“For our gospel did not come to you in word alone, but also in power and the Spirit and with much conviction.”

Prepare the Word

Rick Pilger

Father Pilger, I.C. was born in Canton, Illinois and was ordained at St. John’s Seminary, Wonersh, England in December 1978. He joined the Blessed Sacrament Parish in August 1995, coming here from Sacred Heart Parish in Bradenton Florida. After 22 years as Parochial Vicar, he was appointed Pastor by Bishop Gregory Parkes in June 20, 2017.

Comments (4)

  1. I couldn’t find the video of the Mass for October 18th. Are they still being made?

    1. Sorry that you couldn’t find it. Please go to Facebook and search for “Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Seminole. You can scroll down and find it. I hope this helps. We had a technical difficulty with the website.

      1. My apologies. The address for our Facebook account is “Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church.”

  2. Thanks Father, I found it.

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