By Fr. Frank J. Timar, MSC

God definitely wants us to live together in peace and harmony. No doubt about that! But that will never happen as long as we go on hating each other? God respects us and He wants us to respect one another. But that’s not going to happen either as long as we continue to devalue others by using suggestive and demeaning words and are condescending. Perhaps we are more like the Pharisees of old than we care to admit. Too much on-the-surface-stuff, and not enough from-the-heart-stuff, where it really counts.

Fr. Frank J. Timar, MSC (Pennsylvania Community)

Father Frank professed his first vows on September 14, 1952 and was ordained on July 13, 1958. He is in residence at our Sacred Heart Villa in Center Valley, Pennsylvania.

By Fr. Rey Diesbourg, MSC      People who are generous, down to earth, always willing to help, and faithful to their commitments, are often called the salt of the earth. We all know such people who have had a positive influence on us and who have made a real difference in their local communities….

By Fr. David Foxen, MSC      The reading taken from one of the gospels is an important part of the readings for the Sunday Mass. The word “gospel” means “good news,” because these writings teach us about our relationship with God through Jesus Christ. It really is good news because Christ has shown us…

By Fr. Frank J. Timar, MSC

“You are the salt of the earth…. You are the light of the world.” Jesus told this to the crowd that was following Him. But this description is meant for us as well. Jesus knows that about us and He thinks that about us. Jesus even says that about us. So, what does He mean when He says we are the salt of the earth?

Fr. Frank J. Timar, MSC (Pennsylvania Community)

Father Frank professed his first vows on September 14, 1952 and was ordained on July 13, 1958. He is in residence at our Sacred Heart Villa in Center Valley, Pennsylvania.

By Fr. Frank J. Timar, MSC

We need to hear such a message of hope and encouragement and, thank God, we have the example of faith and hope shown in two elderly people Simeon and Anna that God is still in charge of the world no matter how much evil there is in it. Simeon had been waiting for the Messiah for some time, and Anna had been looking for this Messiah day and night for years. Their faith was rooted in the promises of God. It was not an empty faith but a faith powerfully inspired by the Holy Spirit. It was a faith in God who alone can bring salvation to us. Theirs is a faith we would do well to imitate.

Fr. Frank J. Timar, MSC (Pennsylvania Community)

Father Frank professed his first vows on September 14, 1952 and was ordained on July 13, 1958. He is in residence at our Sacred Heart Villa in Center Valley, Pennsylvania.

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