The Church of Saint Agnes

1680 Dixie Highway, Fort Wright, KY 41011

The Church of Saint Agnes
1680 Dixie Highway, Fort Wright, KY 41011

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Memorial Saint Francis of Assisi

Sat, 10/04/2014
Rev. Msgr. Donald Enzweiler

Our mission today, if we choose to accept it,
is to be about the business of God,
is to continue the mission of Jesus Christ.
Our mission is the reveal the identity of the Father, i.e., who God is.
Our mission is to be united to Christ so as to live in Christ
Our mission is to be salt of the earth and light of the world
Our mission is to make disciples, draw others to Christ,
to prepare others (strengthen others) for their part in the mission.
Our mission is to confront and overcome the powers of evil in the world,
to rescue others from the forces of destruction, both physical and spiritual.
Our mission is to promote human solidarity through charity.
Our mission is to keep our faith from lapsing,
to keep ourselves from falling into error because of forgetfulness and/or inattentiveness.
As a matter of fact, our personal mission is to penetrate more deeply
into the mystery of our faith,
to promote the growth within ourselves of knowledge and wisdom.
Part of our mission is to atone for the sins of others, just as Jesus did on the cross  (to make amends, to make right the wrong of another).
Like Christ, our mission is to serve.
The devil will try to divert us from this mission,
tempt us to disobey God.
We must remember:  we have been consecrated for this mission.
We were anointed in the name of Jesus Christ at our Confirmation.
The word “Christ” means “anointed one”.
The word “Christian” in turn means “those who are anointed”.
Every time we celebrate and receive the Eucharist
we re-consecrate ourselves to Christ and his mission.
In doing so we dedicate ourselves to the pursuit of peace.
Let us be enthusiastic about our role as missionary.
If we want to know and experience the joy of Christ
we must share in his mission.
To love Christ is to continue his work of salvation.
Let us rejoice, for those who take up the mission of Christ
have their names written in heaven.