A gift from God12-08-2019© LPi
What does it mean to be worthy? There are a few different ways to approach this question. Today’s Gospel highlights two: the way of the Pharisees and the way of John the Baptist. Our faith values good works and discipleship. Perhaps, then, we “earn” our worth by adhering to the right doctrines and following the right pious practice. The Pharisees thought they were worthy. Due to their religious pedigree and proper procedures, they were self-satisfied. John the Baptist’s words to them are strong. “Do not resume to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’” Of course, Jesus (and John) don’t omit the responsibility for moral behavior. John gives the Pharisees quite a strong warning in that regard. “Produce good fruit as evidence of your repentance … every tree that does not bear good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.”READ MORE
Grief Support Group
Dec 12, 2019: 6:00pm
Thursdays at 6:00pm in the SJPII Parish Center Conference Room, 160 Main Street, Torrington
This event is open to anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one.
Divine Mercy Adoration
Dec 13, 2019: 6:00pm - 7:30pm (weekly)
Please join Father Emmanuel for Divine Mercy Adoration and Community Prayer every Friday 6:00-7:30pm at St. Peter Church, 107 E Main St. in Torrington.