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09.08.2013. St Teresa Catholic Church hosting African American Heritage Mass.

Father Santos (Sunny) Castillo
Father Santos (Sunny) Castillo, the Pastor of Saint Teresa Catholic Church.

Saint Teresa Catholic Church, Kankakee, Illinois, African American Heritage Mass, September 8, 2013 featuring Father Andrew Smith Jr, Pastor of Holy Angels Catholic Church.

09.01.2013. Father Drew's Weekly Message.

The Reverend Andrew C. Smith, Jr.
The Reverend Andrew C. Smith, Jr., the Pastor of Holy Angels Catholic Church in Chicago, IL.

Why would someone want to exalt himself/herself or, in the language of Jesus’ parable in the Gospel today, want the best place at table? One reason could be feeling inferior to others or lacking self-confidence. They try to compensate by exalting themselves. A proverb from somewhere in Asia is good; it says, “Don’t make yourself so high, you are not so low.” In other words, “Don’t boast or be snobbish, you are not so inferior that you have to compensate by looking down on someone else.” Don’t make yourself so high, you are not so low.

08.22.2013. Father Drew's Weekly Message.

In today’s gospel, Jesus is asked a question we would all like to know the answer to. “Will only a few people be saved?” From the gospel, it sounds that there will be a great number of people in heaven, people coming from the north, south, east, and west. However, we would like a few more details, numbers or percentages.

Father Drew's Weekly Message to the Parishioners: Sunday, July 21, 2013

Good morning Holy Angels,
In the Gospel today (Luke 10:38-42) Jesus said the same thing in a different way: "Martha, Martha, you worry about so many things and yet few are needed, indeed only one. It is Mary who has chosen the better part; it is not to be taken from her." (Luke 10:41-42)

Father Drew's Weekly Message to the Parishioners: Sunday, June 30, 2013

In today’s gospel, Jesus is interviewing candidates for discipleship. One candidate asks permission to return home and bury his father. The father may be dead already. More likely, the candidate wants to put off discipleship until he has seen has father through old age and into the cemetery.

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