“Keep us from becoming a ‘museum church,’ beautiful but mute, with much past and little future.” — Pope Francis https://www.ncronline.org/news/vatican/pope-francis-opens-synod-encouraging-church-master-art-encounter
Pope Francis has convened the XVI Synod of Bishops! The voice of each parish and all the People of God will be solicited! We will explore ways in which the universal church can improve its ability to listen to the faithful.
Pope Francis desires that the voice of the People of God, the voice of the Church, be heard!
Ever since the Second Vatican Council, the Synod of Bishops has provided a forum for the forward progress of our Church.
The Holy Spirit continues to guide the church as he has guided her in the upper room at Pentecost.
Pope Francis reminds us that we must continue to reflect on our life and mission so to better impact the world and increase our ability to encounter Christ.
Your participation and input are a necessary and vital piece to this process.
We will be announcing the date(s) of our own parish consultive sessions soon.
To learn more about the Synod, visit https://www.miamiarch.org/CatholicDiocese.php?op=XVI_Synod
Gospel — Immediately the blind man received his sight and followed Jesus on the way (Mark 10:46-52).
The star of today’s Gospel is a panhandler. Bartimaeus is blind, yes, but he is probably also homeless and filthy, a real nuisance to respectable citizens. Even so, it is Bartimaeus who recognizes Jesus as the Messiah, places all his faith in him, throws aside everything he has (his cloak), begs him for mercy, receives new vision, and follows Jesus on the way to suffering and death in Jerusalem. How desperate will we have to get before we can do the same?
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World Mission Sunday – the annual, worldwide Eucharistic celebration for the Missions of the Church – will be October 24th, 2021. “Your gifts support and sustanin priests, religious and lay pastoral leaders [throughout the world].”