In the Gospel this weekend our Lord seems to be insulting this woman, for He says, “It is not right to throw the food of the children and give it to the dogs.” However, the remarkable thing is that this woman does not get upset or angry but responds with, “even the dogs eat the scraps that fall from the masters table.” She is not going to be deterred by a little insult or setback; rather, she is going to say to God, “Please help me!” I wonder if we have that same tenacity and perseverance with the Lord? My brothers and sisters, the Lord often sends us challenges and little setbacks, but they did not stop this woman. What about us? I remind us all today that we must never give up due to setbacks, crosses, or struggles. May today we continue to persevere in our faith and follow the Lord without concern of the cost.
On Wednesday, August 23, our students who are enrolled at Mater Dei Academy begin their school year. As we anticipate this upcoming year we also welcome our Interim Principle Mrs. Joanie Klemens. Mrs. Klemens was a student here at Immaculate Conception and also a teacher at the school. She has been an integral part of the merger and I know she will lead our students as we prepare to welcome our next principle.
Do not forget that next Sunday is our Annual Parish Picnic. Following the 11:00 am Mass until 3:00 pm we will be cooking hamburgers, hotdogs, and I have it on good authority that we could even have our ice cream machine working! Come and enjoy some time with your fellow parishioners as we enjoy these last days of summer.
May the Lord Bless You and Keep You,