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Building up the Kingdom of Heaven

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Like every Catholic parish, "time, talent and treasure" are the three-fold ways in which parishioners support their parish. St. Josephs on Capitol Hill is no different. It is only through the generousity of faithful parishioners that a parish community becomes the vibrant community of faith that it is called to be. 

Time is our most valuable commodity. It is true that most of us are busier than ever, however, worthwhile things always require our dedicated time. The Church traditionally asks of us an hour each week to worship God at Sunday Mass. Yet this is the bare minimum. It is only through the personal involvmnet and dedication of multiple people in different ministries that makes this hour not only possible but a wonderful experince in the Church's liturgical life.  Consider contributing your most precious commodity to the Lord by serving in one of the ministries at St. Josephs and helping build the Kingdom of Heaven.   

Talents are special gifts that are uniquely given to us by God. These are not just to keep to ourselves but to share with others, especially the parish community of faithful. We encourage all parihsioners to use their God given talents in serving the parish community. Don't be afraid to step forward.

Treasure is something that God gives to his children cheerfully. The parables of the Prodigal Son and of the Talents are great examples of this. God loves it when his children follow in his footsteps. Think about the many blessings God has so richly bestowed on you. He doesn't bless you because he has to, or becuase he feels obligated to. He gives becuase He loves us. Giving is a sign of our love for God and others. This is why St. Paul in his Second Letter to the Corinthians tells us "The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver." Be a "cheerful" giver and help your local parish become not just a beautiful place to worship but also a beautiful community as well.    

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Easter Vigil 2019 Homily by Fr. Gurnee - The building is iconic.  Millions of visitors come to see her and, she has become the symbol of a country.   (Please read the rest on the bulletin page of our website.)




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