This solemnity today brings to me a sense of sadness and yet great joy. On this day, my sister celebrated her birthday. She died on 18 November, 1993, days after her 40th birthday. I especially remember her last birthday celebration where we danced and just had fun, at her expense of course, being her 40th and all.
We are very happy to welcome Fr. Jude Eli back to our parish for an Adult Ed series on Making Moral Decisions from a Roman Catholic Perspective.
Church tradition has long identified the vineyard in this parable as Israel. The tenants were seen as the leaders of ancient Israel, the servants as the prophets who received the unjust treatment from them, and the son is Jesus himself. To many observers, this gospel passage alludes to the rejection of Jesus’ preaching by the elders and chief priests. We gather together as his followers but how often do we find ourselves doing the same thing, rejecting his word?
Our gospel today is the well-known parable of the workers in the vineyard, who each receive a full day’s pay even though some worked only an hour. The parable is unique to Matthew’s Gospel and sounds surprisingly contemporary in its description of the plight of day laborers --then and now. There are, however, two important aspects of the story we need to keep in mind as we reflect on this passage.
The following is a video showcasing some of the ministries and people who make up St. Hubert Catholic Church.
God Bless Pope Francis! We give thanks for his faithfulness and guidance for our Church, and pray for him as he begins his papacy.
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