FROM THE DESK OF FR. MARIO J. TIZZIANI
We hear from the Epistle of James today, where we are reminded of the fact that our Faith must be reflected by our lives. Martin Luther tried his best to have the Epistle of James removed from the Canon of Scriptures (along with Hebrews, II & III John, and the Revelation of St John). It is postulated that he wanted to have this eliminated because James clearly does not support Luther’s idea of solo fide – by Faith alone. St James truly challenges us to LIVE THE LIFE WE CLAIM TO BELIEVE; thus, living the Christian life is proof of our Faith. Works are proofs of faith and, thus, as St James reveals, faith without works is dead! Let us strive to do our best to live out our faith lives, to be living testaments to the love of Christ and His Gospel to the world!
You may have noticed the balance of our pledge commitments for the Parish Life Center/School Addition. We now have less than $300,000.00 in pledges to be fulfilled. As we continue to witness our new building being built and the ancillary work being done, there have been a few unplanned additional costs which have been incurred. I want to express my sincere thanks to everyone who has completed their pledges and to those who are diligently working to complete yours. If you have not begun or are delinquent in paying your pledge, your generosity is truly appreciated. As we continue to build, we are counting on your pledges being completed. Likewise, as in every building project, any additional contributions are truly appreciated as we seek to cover the additional costs that arise. I pray our Lord’s richest blessings on each of you for your sacrifices and ongoing support for our building project!
May the Lord bless you with a great week!
In His Love,
Fr Mario Joseph Tizziani