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St. Louise de Marillac
Sacred Heart of Jesus
Pray the Rosary
2500 Twelve Mile
Road Warren MI 48092
751-3340 Fax: (586) 751-0603
March 2, 2014
Welcome to St. Louise Church -
We wish to welcome all visitors, members and children today. We pray that worshiping with us will give you a sense of fellowship with Christ and with us as God's people, as well as comfort and strength for all your needs. If you have no church of your own, we invite you to make this your home church. But above all, we invite you to come to worship with us at any time.
SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIMES
"No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon. "Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you shall eat or what you shall drink, nor about your body, what you shall put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add one cubit to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin; yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O men of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious, saying, `What shall we eat?' or `What shall we drink?' or `What shall we wear?' For the Gentiles seek all these things; and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things shall be yours as well. "Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Let the day's own trouble be sufficient for the day.
Dear Jesus, Help us to remember that St. Louise is our parish that is composed of all types of people, all of which are children of God. Its pews will be filled, if we help fill them. It will do great work, if we work. It will make generous gifts to many causes, if we are generous. It will bring other people into its fellowship, if we bring them. St. Louise will be a Church of loyalty, love, faith, and noble spirit, if we who make it what it is, are filled with these qualities. Therefore, with the help of God, we shall dedicate ourselves to the task of being all the things that we want our Church to be.
MAKING CHRIST'S CHURCH
We love our Church, with all her limitations, and her riches too, she is our Mother. For this reason we respect her, and while we do so, we dream that she will never lose her beauty. May she be the Church where it is good to live, where your can breathe, and say what you think-a Church of Freedom. A Church which listens before speaking and welcomes instead of judging, forgives without wishing to condemn, and announces rather than denounces. A Church of mercy and of where the simplest of our brothers and sisters will understand what the others are saying. Our Church will be where the wisest of leaders will know that he doesn't know all, and where the people of God will be revealed in its entirety-a Church of wisdom.
May our Church be where the Holy Spirit will be able to feel at home because everything has not been foreseen, settled and decided in advance. An open Church, a Church where the audacity to do something new and will be stronger than the habit of doing things as they have always been done. A Church where everyone can pray in their own language and express themselves according to their culture, and live with their own history. A Church of which people will not say how well they are organized, but say see how they love one another. A Church of the city, a Church of suburbs, and of the streets.
Lift up you heads and look - the Lord is with us and with you.
-Adapted from a 1966 Pastoral letter of Bishop Guy Droubaix-SntDenis, France
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