Now that the summer season is over and another pastoral year is here, the St. Philip Parish Finance Council (“PFC”) will resume its monthly meetings. The September meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 16, 2013. In keeping with the PFC’s desire for transparency and accountability to the parish community and to inform it of the issues the PFC deals with, a copy of the meeting agenda can be obtained by clicking here.
While the PFC does not make public its meeting minutes by publishing them to the parish website, parishioners wishing more information on any of the items raised in the meeting can contact either Fr. Bob or Pat McIver, PFC Chairperson.
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Fr Denny Dempsey comments on today`s Gospel:
In last week`s gospel, Peter proclaims Jesus as the Messiah, not as the result of his mental acuity but as a result of his seeking God`s guidance. That was what Jesus wanted most in the person to whom, more than anyone else, he would entrust his mission. Yet Peter had his moments when he neglected to seek God`s plan and trusted in his own human logic. Such was the case in this scene as Peter tries to tell Jesus how his mission should unfold. Jesus, sharing our human nature, would have liked the easier way out. Even in the Garden of Gethsemane he will pray that the cup be taken away if possible. Being the Messiah without the suffering and death was truly a temptation for him at this moment as it had been back in the days in the desert following his baptism. Satan had spoken directly with him at that time. Now the voice was that of his friend. Imagine the strength of the temptation for Jesus to call his friend a Satan and the pain in well-intentioned Peter on hearing those words directed at him. Yet such are we for one another when we give advice based on mere human logic rather than on discernment of God`s will.