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Get into the ring! How this works...

This is easy! Each week on Thursday I post my homily main focus for preaching this coming Sunday. What I am hoping for is a reaction from people in the pews. Does my "focus" connect with your daily life, faith, and experience? Or not? Either affirm the direction I am going in (by giving me an example from your life) or challenge me, ask for clarification! Questions are the best! Reaction rather than reflection is what I'm looking for here. Don't be afraid, get in the ring. Ole!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Vision Thing

Well, after twelve months of ministry, conversation, and reflection I dared to stand before the people and report what I have seen and heard. I double dared to lay out a vision for the future. See what you think. See the June 21 Homily in the archive>>>

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I attended Mass at a different Catholic Church this weekend and boy did I miss St. Albert's. When I walked in, I did not know where to genuflect bc I did not see the Tabernacle. It looked like a protestant church; I realize not every priest can be as vibrant and gifted a homilist as Fr. Estok but the homily made no sense and was very dull; the alter servers (girl and boy) were sloppy with flip-flops and sulking faces; the pews were sparsely populated; the alter wasn't anything special or sacred -- certainly did not seem worthy of Christ's presence; it wasn't even decorated with a special cloth or marble! there were no kneelers to show reverence, and I don't remember any kind of decor in the church at all except for an immersion pool at the back.
Nothing about this church or Mass seemed sacred or holy, except for the Communion with both species.
I cannot believe people come here every weekend and rely on this for their spiritual sustenance. How lucky we are at St. Albert's!!
I was embarassed bc there were some adamant "ex-Catholics" there and this didn't do anything to inspire them back to the Faith.
I was truly sad when I left this Mass and am that much more devoted to life at St. Albert's and that much more thankful for Fr. Estok's vision for our parish. lr