FROM THE DESK OF FR. MARIO J. TIZZIANI
As we have entered into the month when we commemorate the faithful departed and, in a more fervent manner, bring them before God’s throne of Grace, it seems truly proper that today’s Second Reading be discussed. IF our Faith is what we say it is, then what St Paul states is true and complete. The world does not have hope in the Resurrection – they have nothing to base it upon if they are not living a life for the Lord nor believe in the truth of the Gospel. Our hope is in Christ – His death, His burial, His Resurrection – and if our hope is real, our personal faith and hope in Him, then we will be with Him in eternity! As you often hear me speak of the Second Coming of the Lord, in this passage St Paul clearly discusses it. The challenge for us is to be ready at any moment for the Day of the Lord; to be living lives of faithfulness and purity. As we heard on All Saints Day, we are called to live lives that are examples of the Faith for the world to witness. If we are, then we are living lives of Hope. May we do so, that our Hope may be fulfilled.
Bishop Foys has called for a Year of Prayer for Priestly Vocations in the Diocese of Covington, beginning with Vespers at 3 pm at the Cathedral-Basilica of the Assumption on the Solemnity of Christ the King (Nov 26th) and concluding with Vespers on the same Solemnity next year. With the theme “Ask the Master to send out laborers for His harvest (Matt 9:38), Bishop is inviting all members in the Diocese to join him at the opening Vespers as we embark on this year of prayer and works in promoting the gift of the Holy Priesthood within our Diocese. Please consider taking time out of your busy schedule to be present for this important time in the life of our local Church.
I pray that you have a great week in the Lord!
In His love,
Fr Mario Joseph Tizziani