Gospel for Sunday, November 11, 2012

Mk 12:38-44

In the course of his teaching Jesus said to the crowds,
“Beware of the scribes, who like to go around in long robes
and accept greetings in the marketplaces,
seats of honor in synagogues,
and places of honor at banquets.
They devour the houses of widows and, as a pretext
recite lengthy prayers.
They will receive a very severe condemnation.”

He sat down opposite the treasury
and observed how the crowd put money into the treasury.
Many rich people put in large sums.
A poor widow also came and put in two small coins worth a few cents.
Calling his disciples to himself, he said to them,
“Amen, I say to you, this poor widow put in more
than all the other contributors to the treasury.
For they have all contributed from their surplus wealth,
but she, from her poverty, has contributed all she had,
her whole livelihood.”

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November 4 The Feast of St Charles Borromeo

Saint Charles Borromeo Pray for Us

Charles Borromeo (Italian: Carlo Borromeo, Latin: Carolus Borromeus, 1538–1584) was the cardinal archbishop of Milan from 1564 to 1584. He was a leading figure during the Counter-Reformation and was responsible for significant reforms in the Catholic Church, including the founding of seminaries for the education of priests. His feast day is November 4.

In 1576, when Milan suffered an epidemic of the bubonic plague, Borromeo led efforts to accommodate the sick and bury the dead. He avoided no danger and spared no expense. He visited all the parishes where the contagion raged, distributing money, providing accommodation for the sick, and punishing those, especially the clergy, who were remiss in discharging their duties.

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Gospel for Sunday, November 4, 2012

Mk 12:28b-34

One of the scribes came to Jesus and asked him,
“Which is the first of all the commandments?”
Jesus replied, “The first is this:
Hear, O Israel!
The Lord our God is Lord alone!
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart,
with all your soul,
with all your mind,
and with all your strength.
The second is this:
You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
There is no other commandment greater than these.”
The scribe said to him, “Well said, teacher.
You are right in saying,
‘He is One and there is no other than he.’
And ‘to love him with all your heart,
with all your understanding,
with all your strength,
and to love your neighbor as yourself’
is worth more than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.”
And when Jesus saw that he answered with understanding,
he said to him,
“You are not far from the kingdom of God.”
And no one dared to ask him any more questions.

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St Charles Borromeo Parish Fiesta’12 Nov 3 & 4

The annual St Charles Borromeo Parish Fiesta is in full swing Saturday and Sunday, November 3 and 4, 2012. Please join the parish community and neighborhood for food, fun, festivities and fellowship.

The menu includes: chorizo, green chile and bean burritos, tamales, tostadas, gorditas, corn-on-the-cob, carne asada tacos, speciality hamburgers–Sonoran, Philly, Hawaiian, Mushroom–hot dogs, popcorn, cakes, soda, water and much, much more.

The raffles include: $5 iPad and $1 theme baskets. Fiesta’12 t-shirts are offered for $15.

Entertainment is on-going with ballet folklorico groups, contemporary Christian music, high school choirs and dancers, and kareoke.

All proceeds further the Mission and Ministry of St. Charles Borromeo Parish, 8615 W. Peoria Av., Peoria, AZ.