08/22/15 to 08/26/16 – Springfield Hospital Communion Distribution 9am
08/23/16 – Harlee Manor Mass 11am
08/30/16 – Harlee Manor Communion Distribution
Father Moloney's Message
Dear Friends of Saint Kevin, In today’s Gospel, Jesus is asked how many people will be saved. He warns that a place in the kingdom of God is not a given for those who hear him preach, or a birthright of the Jewish people. Jesus tells the people, strive to enter through the narrow gate, adding that many will not be strong enough. He then tells them that outsiders from other nations will enter the kingdom of God before them. In this Year of Mercy, we celebrate that God gives us opportunity after opportunity to repent and strive again for holiness. We encourage people to go to confession and reclaim their Christian faith. We also acknowledge that our lives are not endless. If we do not strive for holiness in the time we are given, the door will eventually close. Parents know this is true. Good parents encourage their children to study, ask teacher questions, and do their homework diligently. Eventually, the test comes, and students who have prepared well are rewarded. We hear of this kind of discipline in today’s second reading from Hebrews. We know that while we are being disciplined, it seems more like pain than joy. We also know that good parents discipline their children out of love. God loves us as sons and daughters and therefore disciplines us so that we can be trained to live in peace and righteousness. We have an opportunity here and now to get to know Jesus, to discipline ourselves and our children and strive to enter through the narrow gate. How do we respond? The finest measure of how well we know Jesus is to examine how well we follow his example and his commands. In this Year of Mercy, we are invited to focus in a special way on the seven corporal works of mercy: feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, clothe the naked, shelter the homeless, visit the sick and imprisoned, and bury the dead. This week, reject the temptation toward selfishness by acting on the corporal works of mercy. Decide by yourself or with your family whether you might donate to a food bank, give away gently used clothing, or find a way to visit someone who is lonely or ill. Take the opportunity to serve the kingdom of God now, before it is too late. Sincerely in Christ,
Religious education classes for children attending public school will begin on Sunday September 11th, 2016. CCD Classes are from 10:15 AM to 11:30 AM on the 2nd floor of St. Kevin’s school. A registration form must be filled out by all new and returning students, new students must have a copy of their Baptismal certificate if they were not baptized at St. Kevin’s. Registration Forms can be found outside the CCD office located on the 2nd floor of the school or on the website. Completed forms can be dropped off at the Parish Life office during regular business hours. If you or anyone you know has someone entering 1st grade please register A.S.A.P. because the class fills quickly! Our program provides Religious Education for children of all abilities, all are welcome! If you have any questions please contact Helen Romano at (610) 246-5460
Thank you to all who celebrated in our 60th Anniversary and Father Moloney's 25th Jubilee!