Twilight Twitches

Twilight Twitches

msgrfetscherDear Family,
I originally began this Twitch on May 13th. I was trying to get a head start. Then the world exploded. First the shootings at the market in Buffalo and then the added horror of Uvalde...

I am numb and have been asking the Spirit to help me think straight and open myself to God’s direction. I’m not just talking about writing this Twitch, but also some vision as to how the gospel speaks to us in all this. I got one answer, or at least the beginning of an answer.

When the Buffalo shooting happened, America magazine published online a compelling article by Nicholas D. Sawicki. I want to recommend that you spend some time in prayer, and then go online and read it. Simply search for <Nicholas D. Sawicki>. It will take you to Sawicki references. Click the one that has AMERICA after his name. Then click on the first article entitled: “Three questions White Catholics must ask themselves after the racist shooting in Buffalo”

msgrfetscherDear Family,
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on Fridays was one of the activities that got put on hold with so many other things as a result of COVID-19. Exposition is something we can safely resume. I am putting out sign-up sheets so that I can get some idea of how many people would be willing to help us restore this important prayer ministry to our parish.

We’ll divide the day into half hour slots. We’ll also beef up the prayer aid materials. I made someone mad a few years back by asking that they didn’t have oral prayer with others when they were visiting (e.g. the rosary.) I think we can handle that by designating one of the time slots for the rosary if some wish to join together. I’ll “consult the powers that be.” I just don’t want to begin the practice again without attendance.

Let me reflect a little on why we do it.

msgrfetscherDear Family,
Last Tuesday our Pastoral Council had its first face-to-face encounter in many moons. We gathered in the rectory. It was good to have their smiling faces in the living room after so long.

We reviewed many things including bringing them up to date on the plans for the kitchen and the storage room additions. I covered most of that info in last week’s Twitch.

One of the members pointed out something I hadn’t noticed in the April 2022 edition of the Miami edition of The Florida Catholic. It was an edition filled with news of ordinations and anniversaries. It wasn’t until page 20 that there was a great article by Staff writer Ana Rodriguez-Soto, (a great lady.)

msgrfetscherDear Family,
I intended to head this Twitch with “Building the Kitchen” and Kitchen came out Kingdom. I will ponder deeply any possible hidden meaning this may have. One possibility might be that Kitchen building IS Kingdom building.

For sure, I believe that heaven has a fully equipped kitchen. My hope is that we can anticipate the heavenly Kingdom by building an earthy Kitchen. When you think about it, a heavenly meal is what we are all about every time we gather in our worship home to break the Bread and drink the Cup.

...And how long have you been faithfully bringing food to place in our DRIVE OUT HUNGER grocery carts? Hopefully, that food finds its way to kitchens to feed those who are hungering. We have a concern for the hungry.

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