Sunday July 7th ~ Father Tim Reflection ~ "New Wine, New Wine Skins"
~~ OFFICIAL HOLY CROSS PARISH COMMUNICATION
Holy Cross Family,
This Sunday we are anxious to have some new initiatives for Holy Cross parish which will be used to show Bishop Edward Burns, our episcopal shepherd, what are some of the dreams and needs of this community.
First of all we need to reflect on the message of the scriptures: "New wine needs new wine skins!" Our younger generation of men and women are this new wine. They have a different sense of being and of purpose than we past leaders. We need them not only to show us how to do electronic feats; but we need their vision of what it means to be a community of believers who are not hindered by boundaries of language or of ethic origin.
We need them to once again to make, as a Christian response to our current world, an option for the migrant and the ones who have no voice.
Our new wine also has to have leadership from new vocations to the priesthood and the religious life which come from a deep love of God. That new wine is sweet taste of the Holy Spirit. That new wine will make singing and joy once again be the greatest thing anyone can say about our church...
see how these Christians love one another!
on Sunday, July 7 at 1:00PM