Dear Friends and Visitors, One way St. V’s fosters spiritual togetherness during this time of social distancing is with weekly Scripture reflections written by our parishioners. Please see (below) Peggy Shouse’s reflection for the Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Also see all recent parishioner’s reflections at: Reflections
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A Reflection on Matthew 20:1-16. The Workers in the Vineyard
This passage has much material for reflection, and each new examination brings some new nuance or insight. Several years ago, I wrote a paper on this story, reflecting on issues of justice and mercy. Another time, I focused on generosity. This time my reading was influenced by the pandemic in which we find ourselves and by the timing relative to my own personal life.
How old were you when you realized the world does not conform to your concept of fairness? And yet, we as adults, like the earliest-hired vineyard workers, continue to protest that the vineyard owner was unfair in giving the same wage to the latest-hired as to the earliest. We read and acknowledge the generosity of the owner, even as doubts hover in the backs of our minds.
Click here to read the rest of Peggy’s reflection…
The parishioners of St. Vincent’s share a deep concern over the crises of abuse and lack of accountability in the Church, and the culture that contributed to this terrible situation. Committed to healing, justice, and peace, we call for, and work towards, the ecclesial and social change we so greatly need.
Read information and updateson the work of the Parish and St. Vincent’s Committee on Church Reform 2018.
We, the People of God, are birthing a more transparent and collaborative Church.
We show up to initiate and grow transformative, reciprocal, and engaged relationships among laity, religious, and clergy. We hope to create and sustain meaningful change in the power dynamics and the structure of the Church. We will work toward the restoration and healing necessary due to the sexual abuse of children by priests and its cover-up.
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