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Posted by. Tre Williams on Monday, June 19, 2017
 
Click link below to view photos from our 2017 Springtime Tea...
 
 
http://photos.smg.church/2017/Springtime-Tea/
 
Posted by. Deacon Terrel Broussard on Monday, June 19, 2017
 


He’s Got Your Back!

In these days of terrorist attacks, violence in our streets, and growing intolerance of each other, we tend to feel insecure. Security then becomes our focus even during ordinary activities. Airports and many public venues screen those who enter the facilities in order to give them a sense of safety and security. All this security tells us that someone is looking out for us. Someone is protecting us when we are most vulnerable. Someone has got our back.
As Christians, we know who has our back. We know that our Heavenly Father will not abandon or forsaken us. We are His, the sheep of His flock. He’s got our back.
 
 
 
Posted by. Deacon Terrel Broussard on Sunday, June 11, 2017
 


WE ARE WHAT WE EAT.

According to a recent study in the Journal of American Medicine, obesity is common and costly. This means that as Americans we eat a lot of what is not good for us. More than one-third of U.S. adults (34.9%) are obese. The estimated annual medical cost of obesity in the U.S. was $147 billion in 2008 U.S. dollars, and the medical costs for people who are obese were $1,429 higher than for those of normal weight. Non-Hispanic blacks have the highest age-adjusted rates of obesity (47.8%), followed by Hispanics (42.5%), non-Hispanic whites (32.6%), and non-Hispanic Asians (10.8%). The medical costs attributed to obesity are growing. Businesses are suffering due to obesity-related job absenteeism ($4.3 billion annually). We are what we eat and it is killing us.

If our spiritual life imitates our physical life, it is time to change and go on a diet of spiritual food. We need more of the Eucharist – the Body and Blood of Christ and the Word of God. He is food indeed.
 
BIBLE STUDY THE SOLEMNITY OF THE BODY AND BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST YEAR A 2017.pdf
 
 
Posted by. Deacon Terrel Broussard on Monday, May 29, 2017
 

POUR OUT YOUR HOLY SPIRIT!


The liturgical year of the church is rich in spiritual gifts. This Easter Cycle closes with the feast of Pentecost. During Advent, we prepare for the coming of the Son of God to live with us. It is the love of God that we celebrate. During Lent, we focus on the sufferings of our Lord as a way to understand our own sufferings in the light of the triumph of Resurrection Sunday. Pentecost crowns the work of God in us as He gives us His Spirit to live His Gospel through the rest of the year. This is but a small example of how the Holy Spirit is poured out on us through the sacraments and the liturgy of His Holy Church.
 
BIBLE STUDY THE SOLEMNITY OF PENTECOST SUNDAY POUR OUT YOUR SPIRIT 2017 A.pdf
 
 
Posted by. Deacon Terrel Broussard on Saturday, May 27, 2017
 


DON’T JUST STAND THERE, DO SOMETHING!

St. Pope John Paul II, in Redemptoris Missio, his 1990 encyclical announcing a New Evangelization said, “No believer in Christ, no institution of the Church, can avoid this supreme duty: to proclaim Christ to all peoples.” To be sure, evangelization is not something to do occasionally or even most of the time. It is something that we must do all of the time. It is the identity of the church. It is the purpose of the Church. Faith is only worth having when we give it away. That is why we Christians who believe and have been baptized into the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, cannot wait for others to spread the Gospel. We must spread the gospel ourselves.
 
BIBLE STUDY ASCENSION OF YOUR LORD YEAR A 2017.pdf
 
 
Posted by. Deacon Terrel Broussard on Monday, May 15, 2017
 

SHAME THE WORLD – SHOW SOME LOVE.

In a world that celebrates violence, it is difficult to be a person of peace. The Nobel Peace Prize and other awards are designed to encourage individuals to sacrifice for peace. Some of us live in cities known for violence. The United Sates has been fighting two wars for more than ten years in response to the violence inflicted on this country. The obsession with violence continues, as the claimed right to bear arms replaces the right to health care, public welfare, and safety. The Gospel of Jesus Christ calls us to love, forgive and care for each other. This cannot be accomplished at the point of, or in the possession of a weapon of violence. Isn’t it time that we who profess to love Jesus Christ shame the world and show some love?
 
BIBLE STUDY 6TH SUNDAY OF EASTER YEAR A 2017.pdf
 
 
Posted by. Deacon Terrel Broussard on Monday, May 8, 2017
 


ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS!

Morpheus in the movie “The Matrix” is famous for these words, “There's a difference between knowing the path and walking the path.” The truth of this saying lies in the fact that it is often easier to know what to do than to do it. As we continue on our Christian journey, we often find it easier to know the Commandments of God and the teachings of the Gospel of Jesus Christ than to follow them. We often find that our words do not match our conduct. But what if we stopped professing our faith in words and simply acted our faith in Jesus. Then we would not only know the path to heaven, we would also walk it.
 
BIBLE STUDY 5TH SUNDAY OF EASTER YEAR A 2017 - ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS..pdf
 
 
Posted by. Deacon Terrel Broussard on Monday, May 1, 2017
 


WHO’S CALLING ME?



Though we may not realize it, we are all called for a special mission by God, Himself. He has called us since our baptism to be holy, to live His Gospel of Truth and to live eternally with Him in heaven. Additionally, we are given special missions during our lives when we are doing ordinary things and when we least expect it. David, the youngest of many brothers, was tending sheep when summoned by Samuel. Abraham was minding his own business in Ur. Jeremiah was a shy and unwilling youth. In other words, God calls us when we are running errands, doing the ordinary, thankless tasks of life. But how do we know that it is God who calls us? It is through the power of the Holy Spirit that we recognize that God calls each of us according to His purpose.
 
BIBLE STUDY 4TH SUNDAY OF EASTER YEAR A 2017 WHO'S CALLING ME.pdf
 
 
Posted by. Deacon Terrel Broussard on Monday, April 24, 2017
 

JUST A LITTLE TALK WITH JESUS…


We commonly refer to prayer as a talk with Jesus. But can a talk with a friend be a talk with Jesus? “There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal ... But it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub and exploit - immortal horrors or everlasting splendors ... Next, to the Blessed Sacrament itself, your neighbor is the holiest object presented to your senses.” These are the words of C. S. Lewis from his work entitled, “The Weight of Glory and Other Addresses.” His perspective gives a talk with Jesus a different dimension. When we consider our neighbors as immortal and holy objects, every act on their behalf becomes a prayer, that is, a talk with Jesus.
 
BIBLE STUDY 3RD SUNDAY AFTER EASTER YEAR A 2017.pdf
 
 
Posted by. Deacon Terrel Broussard on Tuesday, April 4, 2017
 



LORD, INCREASE MY FAITH! GIVE ME A FAITH THAT IS VICTORIOUS!

LORD, INCREASE MY FAITH! GIVE ME A FAITH THAT IS VICTORIOUS! A popular television network sports show used to begin its telecast with the promise to take its viewers from, “the thrill of victory to the agony of defeat.” This Palm Sunday, the readings take us from the thrill of victory – Jesus’ celebrated arrival in Jerusalem, to His agony and death on the cross – that some would call defeat, to His glorious Resurrection. During this Holy Week, we celebrate the divine steps to our salvation. Therefore, we go from victory, to defeat, to glorious victory. Victorious faith is total obedience and dependence on God. Lord, give me victorious faith!
 
BIBBLE STUDY PALM SUNDAY PASSION SUDNAY 2017 YEAR A.pdf
 
 


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