Fr. Greg's Notes
A Surprise in Heaven ~Author Unknown
I was shocked, confused, bewildered,
As I entered Heaven's door.
Not by the beauty of it all,
Nor the lights or its decor.
But it was the folks in Heaven,
Who made me sputter and gasp...
The thieves, the liars, the sinners,
The alcoholics, the trash.
There stood the kid from seventh grade,
Who swiped my lunch money twice.
Next to him was my old neighbor,
Who never said anything nice.
Herb, who I always thought,
Was rotting away in hell,
Was sitting pretty,
On cloud nine, looking incredibly well.
I nudged Jesus, "What's the deal?
I would love to hear your take.
How'd all these sinners get up here?
God must've made a mistake."
"And why's everyone so quiet,
So somber? Give me a clue."
"Hush, child," said He, "they're all in shock.
No one thought they'd be seeing you."
My challenge to you this week: Don't be judgemental."
Make faith, hope and love contagious, not the virus.
Fr. Greg Esty
World Mission Sunday
World Mission Sunday is October 17-18 as we support the
missionary life of the church and renew our own mission identity. This year, we celebrate mission universally, globally and locally in our own country. Read the story of two missionaries here.
You can support World Mission Sunday finanically at this link
St. Andrew's Family Shelter
St. Andrew's Family Shelter is open and your help is needed to provide meals for the family and staff.
There are days throughout October and November that are available for meals. Go the St. Andrew's Family Shelter page on this website (click here) to see pictures of how the Shelter has been updated to ensure everyone's safety and for details on how you can help this amazing ministry.
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Reconciliation - by appointment only 651.429.7937
Faith Formation Center
651.426.1818 1664 Heritage St Centerville
Parish Community Center
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St. Genevieve Church
1683 Sorel St Centerville
St. John's Site
14363 Forest Blvd N Hugo