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UP COMING EVENTS

COVID-19 Vaccine event, July 25, 2021, St. Bernard Square, 10:00am - 2:30pm-hosted by Village of St. Bernard, Catholic Charities, Mercy Health - free gifts from local businesses for those receiving a vaccine while supplies last.

St. Clement Festival, Vine Street Park, September 10, 11, and 12, 2021 - click on this Facebook link for details.

 

From Fr. E.J. - - 

 

        Do you remember how you got your name? Who first thought of your name? Out of all possible names, why are you called the name you are? What does your name mean to you? to your family? to anyone else? For example, my full name, including Confirmation name, is Eugene John Gerard Michael Stein. Apparently, Eugene John” became my name because my parents were guilted into it. My great-grandmother made it quite clear among family circles that she would not be able to die in peace unless some family member would be named after her deceased, beloved husband. When my great-grandma died a year after my baptism, I hope she did so in peace. I presume she expects me to live out at least some of my great-grandpas characteristics. Gerard” was my Moms doing, out of thanksgiving to St. Gerard, the patron saint of safe deliveries. I chose Michael” as my Confirmation name as a third-grader because I thought it would be cool to be a great angel with a sword, flying around stabbing devils. Stein,” my family name, quite clearly tells me which family I belong to and to which families I dont.

         A name is important, in part, because a persons name can be thought of as the greatest connection to her/his identity. Our name contributes to our sense of identity, individuality, and uniqueness. When someone calls us by our name, we may feel more respected and important than if we were called Hey you.” Our name can help us understand something of our purpose or the kind of person we are called to be. Our name can tell us something about who or what we represent. Our name gives us some idea about to whom we belong or who may be affected by what we say or do.

       The Church we know, belong to, and love – whether parish, archdiocese or world-wide – has a name. We are named, we are called Catholic.” What does that word mean? When we say we are Catholic, what does that say about us? This can be answered on different levels, but I am trying to get at the root meaning of that word. When exploring the Greek and Latin roots of Catholic, you can find concepts such as all-embracing, universal, inclusive, inviting,

and welcoming. Taken together, they imply that one is catholic to the extent that these qualities are assimilated into our lives. Catholic people practice and reveal these characteristics in daily living.

       Catholic people try first to understand the other person before making quick judgements. Catholic people understand that just because someone else feels a certain way about someone or something doesnt mean they must feel the same way. Catholic people are willing to be uncomfortable at first when trying to be open to someone or some idea that might be different. Catholic people do not need to have the world created in their image and likeness. Catholic people can agree to disagree without animosity.

      Jesus himself seems to have expressed the notion of being catholic when he prayed, that they may all be one.” So Lord, we ask you to help all of unamed catholic”  to become more and more who we say we are.

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May God bless you all!    Fr. EJ