Posts by Fr. Jared

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Consider This

by Fr. Jared

  As this year’s Catholic Charity Appeal comes to an end, please know how much I appreciate the way in which you and your family have expressed your compassion for the poor, your love for the mission and ministry of Christ’s church in 2017, and your solidarity with our Catholic brothers and sisters throughout Rhode Island. […]

Consider This

by Fr. Jared

“Pray with me for all those who are afflicted, especially the poor, refugees, and marginalized, so they may be welcomed and find comfort in our communities.” – Pope Francis   Last year, Catholic Social Services of Rhode Island (a Catholic Charity agency) resettled 83 refugees who came to Rhode Island from war-torn countries. As contributors to […]

Consider This

by Fr. Jared

Statement from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops regarding the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord: President Donald J. Trump announced that the United States will not honor the Paris agreement on climate change. The United States and China, the two largest carbon emitters, and 195 other nations, signed the agreement that was ratified […]

Consider This

by Fr. Jared

It was one of the most radical teachings of Jesus: salvation is for all God’s people – even the Gentiles! Most of the people whose paths Jesus crossed were appalled at the notion that the Gentiles were their equals. This was a new teaching that challenged the faith and mindset of the people to whom […]

Consider This

by Fr. Jared

“Dear catechists, may the Lord give us the grace to be renewed every day by the joy of the first proclamation to us: Jesus died and is risen, Jesus loves us personally! It is the Paschal proclamation, the first proclamation: the Lord Jesus is risen, the Lord Jesus loves you, and he has given his […]

The Eyes and Hands of Christ

by Fr. Jared

Called by Christ to be his eyes and hands, we believe that every life is sacred. THE POOR: On behalf of all of us at McAuley Ministries, thank you for your generous gift of 25 filled backpacks as part of Operation Chillout. Gifts like this enable us to fulfill our mission of providing the basic […]

To Rekindle or Extinguish?

by Fr. Jared

 Our Wednesday Bible study of Mark’s Gospel will resume in February. So far, we’ve explored Mark’s focus on Jesus’s identity, power, and authority – the miracles, the healings, and the exorcisms. We’ve also been drawn in to the conflict between Jesus and the religious authorities, who have begun to plot against him and plan for […]

Pass It Down

by Fr. Jared

  Next Thursday, January 26, the church celebrates the feast of Saints Timothy and Titus, who were co-workers of Saint Paul. They were evangelists and teachers whom Paul commissioned to oversee the early Christian communities in Ephesus (Timothy) and Crete (Titus). As you know, Paul often addressed the early Christian communities in his letters. In the […]

Reflection

by Fr. Jared

  “He called them, and immediately they left their boat and their father and followed him.” Peter, Andrew, James, and John’s lives would never be the same. They were going about their usual business–fishing on the Sea of Galilee–when Jesus approached them and said, “Come after me.” And that’s just what they did. “At once they […]

Christ Above Me…

by Fr. Jared

…CHRIST ABOVE ME, CHRIST BENEATH ME, CHRIST ON MY RIGHT, CHRIST ON MY LEFT… – St. Patrick    After singing “What Child Is This” during the Christmas season, John the Baptist gives us the answer in this week’s Gospel: this child is “the Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world.” What a […]