Principal’s Message: Week of January 21, 2018
Anticipating the 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Dear St. Luke Families,

We just celebrated a very successful Open House and thank you to the many families who attended!! You were able to see your children’s work displayed in each of our classrooms and speak with your child’s teacher too!!

Can you believe we celebrate your child’s 100th day at school this week???!!! Eighty days left with the last day of school just prior to Memorial Day….

In preparation for this coming Sunday’s readings, they deal with teaching authority I think. The first reading deals with the authority of Moses; the third with the authority of Jesus, and, the response to Psalm 95 speaks of not hardening our hearts when we hear God’s voice.

There are several “voices” that speak to us with authority. One is Scripture. The other is Pope Francis and the hierarchy of the Church, which speaks authoritatively on matters of doctrine as well as on issues of personal morality and social justice.

The First Reading speaks of true & false prophets: those who speak the words of God puts in their mouths, and those who claim to speak in God’s name but speak words God has not commanded them to speak.

Our society, I think, is often a “false prophet,” claiming to speak the truth & even to be ‘Christian,’ but at the same time glorifying war and oppressing the poor. The Church, in its teaching on personal and social morality, is a true prophet, faithful to God’s revealed word.

Reading I: Deuteronomy 18:15-20
Responsorial Psalm: 95:1-2, 6-7, 7-9
Reading II: 1 Corinthians 7:32-35
Gospel: Mark 1:21-28

Mr. Rieschick