St. Cecilia Roman Catholic Church

A Parish and School of National Distinction

Weekly Message




                                      FROM THE DESK OF FR. MARIO J. TIZZIANI    


                 Our Lord provides us plenty of food for thought in today’s Gospel.  One point in particular (out of many) is important for us to consider.  Jesus states, “To anyone who has, more will be given and he will grow rich; for anyone who has not, even what he has will be taken away.”  Our Lord is referring to our Faith and our willingness to invest.  He provides for all that we have and are.  How tightly do we hold these things to our chests – or how willing are we to share them?  How tightly do we hold our finances to our chest – or how willing are we to share them?  How tightly do we hold our time to our chest – or how willing are we to share it?  How tightly do we hold our talents to our chest – or how willing are we to share them?  The Lord is challenging us to share what we have – to use or lose, per se.  As we share, we will receive more.  If we are greedy with what He has given us, then we will lose them.  It only makes sense to FREELY SHARE what He has freely given to each one of us.  My brothers and sisters, there are multiple opportunities in the future weeks and months to give of your time, talent and treasure.  Please, do not be greedy.  As members of His Body through baptism, all things belong to Him anyhow!  Give of yourself – and, as He promised, blessings will be showered down from heaven.  If not, enjoy the consequences!
                A profound congratulation to our entire Parish as we have experienced the ground breaking for our new building!  Bishop Foys was extremely pleased with how well the program was planned and executed.  From our Scouts and our Children’s Choir to our Knights and Fr Urlage’s prayer, and so forth, our groundbreaking ceremony was flawless.  A special thank you to everyone who worked so hard behind the scenes to ensure that everything was in place, the tents set, the program being so pristine, the food prepared and beautifully arranged – what a great reception!!!  Rather than name the individuals who were vital to the success of our groundbreaking, rather than risk forgetting someone, I want to express my deepest thanks to all who aided in any way to its success.  What a blessing it is to be part of this amazing Parish, the Miracle of Madison Pike!

               May you have a great week in the Lord!         

                                                                                                                                     In His love,

                                                                                                                                    Fr Mario  Joseph Tizziani