Happy Thanksgiving!

11-25-2018Pastor's LetterFr. George V. Wanser, S.J.

On behalf of the Jesuit Fathers of St. Francis Xavier, and the members of our community missioned at Brophy College Prep, and Creighton Medical School, I offer our best wishes for a blessed Thanksgiving. We hope the day provides you and your family with memorable moments that are cherished for years to come.

Peace,
Fr. George

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It's Apocalyptic Time

11-18-2018Pastor's LetterFr. George V. Wanser, S.J.

Put on your helmets and fasten your seatbelts, it's apocalyptic time. Apocalypse is a Greek word for revelation. As we approach the end of the liturgical year, our readings turn to end times. Though the images are dark and jagged, Jesus assures us that we have nothing to fear. Since we do not know the day nor the hour, it's up to us to continue our lives of praise, reverence, and service daily, lest we be caught unawares at the end.

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Scribes vs. Widows

11-11-2018Pastor's LetterFr. George V. Wanser, S.J.

As we wind down the liturgical year (just two weeks left until Christ the King -the last Sunday of the Liturgical Year) it is not by accident that our readings contrast the overwhelming generosity of the Widow of Zarephath, and the Widow who gives the Mite, with the hypocrisy of the Scribes.

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100 Fold Plus Life Eternal

11-04-2018Pastor's LetterFr. George V. Wanser, S.J.

Shema Israel, Adonai elohenu, Adonai echad. Hear O Israel, the Lord your God is Lord alone.

What a paradox! When we surrender to God's love, we become part of God's whole heart, soul, mind and strength. God's tremendous generosity allows us to love God back with everything we have and are. This love overflows to our neighbor. We give everything to God, and God gives it back to us 100-fold plus life eternal. Beat that insurance package, Mutual of Omaha!

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