“The Church is holy, not just because all are welcome. The Church is holy because all belong.” Timothy M. Matovina, - Pope Francis
Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
In today's Gospel Lk 12:13-21, Jesus instructs his disciples and the crowd on preparing for the coming judgment. He reminds the disciples that it is not persecution they should fear but the judgment that is coming for all who do not acknowledge the Son of Man. A man shouts out, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.” Jesus offers the man no help. Instead he uses the question to teach what, in light of the coming judgment, life really about.
Jesus speaks a parable. A rich man's lands have yielded abundant crops. His response is not to consider how he might share the extra food with others, but to build a bigger barn to store it all.
If you are a Catholic who has been away from regular Mass attendance, please know you are most welcome to join us at any of our worship services and parish functions. Should you like more information about our parish or should you simply want to talk about coming back home, contact our administrator Fr. John Tarantino, or Deacon Ray, Director of Ministries at 973 895-4224.
If you are new to Resurrection Parish or have been coming to Mass for a while, we ask that you stop by and speak with Fr. Tarantino, about becoming part of our parish family. Registration forms can be found in the Narthex; and can be filled out and put in the collection box - or you can download the registration here.