7 Feb 2020 | Posted by: chadmin
This Sunday, we will host a Peoria Notre Dame Open House in our Parish Center Banquet Room after the 9am and 11am Masses. PND invites families to attend an open house at the high school to tour the facilities and learn about the curricula. We decided to host an open house for the high school at our parish in order to give our parishioners the opportunity to learn about PND. Representatives from all aspects of Peoria Notre Dame will be present this Sunday. The goal is to not only offer assistance to those considering PND next year, but to inform the whole community about what PND offers our children. Coffee and donuts will be served at the open house. Please come join us to socialize and ask members of the PND community any questions you may have about the curriculum, athletics, admissions, or tuition.
On this 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time, we hear one of those familiar Gospel messages from Jesus. Jesus said to his disciples, “You are the salt of the earth…You are the light of the world.” These two sentences challenge the listener to contemplate one’s relationship to others. Much of Jesus’ commandments address how we live with one another. Put simply, our path to heaven is through our love of each other. As with today, that ancient world understood that salt is used to add flavor. Jesus encourages humanity to understand that we all add flavor to the world. Every conversation and personal encounter is an opportunity to have a positive effect on others. Jesus wants us to envision what flavor we are adding to others. With modern electricity, we are so accustomed to light being easily accessible. In the ancient world, the darkness of night time prohibited the ease of travel. However, cities elevated on a hillside could be seen from great distance. The light of the Gospel encourages us to allow Jesus to pave the way through life to heaven. Jesus challenges us to acknowledge that the light we receive from Him can be used as a light for us to guide others. May our knowledge of the truth of God serve as a light for others. Have a great week.