Die to Self and Rise in Glory!

18 Oct 2015 by SHRCChurch, Comments Off on Die to Self and Rise in Glory!

DSC_0079The epistle to the Hebrews today reminds us that Christ Our Lord has been tested like us (shared the human experiences) in every way. The epistle to the Hebrews depicts Christ as our high priest, i.e. one who on our behalf offers to God that which is pleasing to God, thereby cementing a bond.

Both the first reading from the prophet Isaiah and the Gospel use the image of paying a ransom for our sins. This “ransom” is not a question of satisfying Divine Justice, rather, the example and demand of Jesus is that there is a cost associated with obedience to the will of the Father.  The “cost” in this sense is that obedience often goes against our inclinations and the deceptions of the devil which are ingrained in our nature as a result of original sin.  Add to this the bad habits of personal sin, and the “cost” can indeed be a high one!  However, Christ offers us more than an example. Through baptism we are joined to Him in a mystical union, and through his sacraments and liturgical prayer we are invited to join Him in His once and for all saving action.  In so doing we will die to self and rise in Glory and “…the will of the Lord shall be accomplished…”!

Comments are closed.

Follow Us!

Follow Us! Follow Us!

POSITION AVAILABLE

Sacred Heart Church, Troy, seeks a motivated, organized and dynamic individual for the position of Pastoral Associate for Human Resources, Administration, Logistics and Operations (H.A.L.O.)
If interested, please review the position description below and contact (518)274.1363 for more information.
H.A.L.O. Position Description

Events

Albany Catholic Digital Library

Catholic Answers

Catholics Come Home

Catholic Exchange

EWTN

Patriotic Rosary

Join us for the Patriotic Rosary every Thursday evening at 6pm in the Rectory.

Daily Scripture Readings

US Conference of Catholic Bishops Daily Scripture Readings Daily readings, audio files and reflections on scripture as well as other resources to broaden and deepen your faith!

www.usccb.org/bible/readings/

The Evangelist On-line

The EvangelistWeekly reflections on faith, Catholicism and following Jesus!

Bishop Scharfenberger's Column

CATHOLIC COMMUNITY OF SACRED HEART – MISSION STATEMENT

The Catholic Community of Sacred Heart welcomes all people to join in our celebration of Gods love. Through prayer, education, and caring for others, we strive to serve the needs of Gods people, thereby gaining a richer understanding of the gospel message.

Mass Schedule

Saturday Vigil 4:00 pm Sunday 8:30 am & 10:30 am Weekday 9:00am

Confessions

Saturday: 3:00pm or by appointment (Call 274-1363)

Baptism

Please call the Rectory (274-1363) weekdays for information and scheduled dates.

Marriage

Please call the Rectory (274-1363) weekdays for an appointment at least six months in advance of wedding.

Hospital Visits

If you, or a loved one is admitted to the hospital, it is important that you identify yourself to the hospital as a member of Sacred Heart Parish or contact the Rectory (274-1363) to inform us of your hospitalization.

Recent Posts