Saying Against Greed &Parable of the Rich Fool

July 31, 2022


Sunday Scripture Readings

ECCL1:2; 2:21-23 PS 90:3-4, 5-6, 12-13, 14 and 17 COL 3:1-5, 9-11

Explore the Sunday Gospel


LK 12:13-21

Someone in the crowd said to Jesus, “Teacher, tell my brother to share the inheritance with me.” He replied to him, “Friend, who appointed me as your judge and arbitrator?” Then he said to the crowd, “Take care to guard against all greed, for though one may be rich, one’s life does not consist of possessions.”

Then he told them a parable. “There was a rich man whose land produced a bountiful harvest. He asked himself, ‘What shall I do, for I do not have space to store my harvest?’ And he said, ‘This is what I shall do: I shall tear down my barns and build larger ones. There I shall store all my grain and other goods and I shall say to myself, “Now as for you, you have so many good things stored up for many years, rest, eat, drink, be merry!” But God said to him, ‘You fool, this night your life will be demanded of you; and the things you have prepared, to whom will they belong? ’Thus will it be for all who store up treasure for themselves but are not rich in what matters to God.”


meet our extended family

Bl. CarloAcutis (Feast Day October 12)

May 3, 1991-October 12, 2006

Blessed Carlo Acutis was born in London and eventually moved to Milan, Italy. While his family was not particularly religious at the time, Carlo demonstrated great interest in Catholic churches from a young age. He was commonly observed praying before and after Mass at the tabernacle. He also went to Confession weekly. He enjoyed visiting Assisi and the tomb of St. Francis.

In addition to his love for the Church, Carlo was like other kids his age and loved playing video games and soccer. He was very interested in computers and taught himself how to code and build websites for Catholic organizations. His most popular website listed Eucharistic miracles from around the world based on a catalog he had worked to compile since age 11. He completed the site shortly before his death. Carlo was also known to give away his pocket money to the poor, to speak up in defense of the disabled, and he had a habit of inviting kids whose parents were divorcing to his house to support them.

When Carlo developed leukemia as a teenager, he said, "I offer all the suffering I will have to suffer for the Lord, the Pope, and the Church." As part of his devotion, Carlo asked his parents to take him to various Eucharistic shrines, although his declining health made travel increasingly difficult. Carlo died on October 12, 2006 at age 15.

Exactly four years to the day after his death, his mother gave birth to twins which she attributed to her son's intercession. A miracle was attributed to Carlo in November of 2019 when a seven-year-old child born with a pancreatic defect was miraculously cured. Carlo was beatified in Assisi on October 10, 2020.


Take time to chat

•In today’s Gospel, Jesus teaches us not to be greedy. Why is greed a bad thing?

•In what way was the rich man in the story greedy?

•What is Jesus trying to teach us in this story?

•Blessed Carlo Acutis used his interest in computers to help Catholic organizations. How can you use technology to glorify God?


Recipe of the week

Enchiladas Suizas

Enjoy what is “stored” inside this delicious enchilada recipe.

3 cups of Herdez Salsa Verde cooking sauce or homemade salsa

¾ cup Mexican cream or sour cream

½ cup chopped cilantro1 garlic clove,chopped

2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken meat

1 ½ cup shredded Oaxaca or fresh mozzarella cheese

12 corn tortillas½ medium onion, thinly sliced

2 Tbsp vegetable oil for frying

Salt & Pepper to taste

Place 1 cup of the salsa, Mexican cream, cilantro and garlic clove in a blender, process until you have a smooth sauce. Mix with the rest of the Herdez Salsa Verde and set aside. Heat a skillet over medium heat; warm one tablespoon of oil and warm the tortillas one at a time to soften, giving it just a few seconds per side. Add the rest of the oil as needed. Besides softening them for easy rolling, this also helps keep the tortillas from breaking. Transfer onto a plate covered with paper towels to drain any excess oil. Preheat your oven to 350 F. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. You can also add garlic powder if you like. Spread ⅓ of the sauce in a greased 9x 12 baking dish. Fill the center of each tortilla with the chicken and roll it up. Arrange the enchiladas in 1 layer, seam side down. Cover with the rest of the sauce; sprinkle with cheese. Bake 25-30 minutes or until cheese starts to brown. Serve immediately and garnish with onion slices.


Family Fun


Just as Bl. Carlo Acutis loved to play soccer, get some friends and family together for a match!

Grab a soccer ball to play a game in the yard at the local park as a family or with some friends.If you don’t have enough people to play a game, you can still do relay races with the soccer ball, pass it back and forth, or watch a soccer game together.


Other Ideas


Family Prayer

Prayer for the Single Person

Some individuals are called to the vocation of the single life. They are not part of a religious community or married, but still use their gifts to serve God and others in a special way. Today, pray for those living this vocation and others who may be called to do so.

Provident God,

You have called certain women and men to the single life. May they see this call to holiness as divine and important.

The Church needs them and the good they do, just as it does each vocation.

Give them opportunities to grow in faith and serve others. Let their faithful witness open hearts and minds, allowing others to see God working in the everyday experiences of life.

Draw those called to this vocation ever closer to you, Lord.Hear their needs. Give them faith communities to support them, including our parish. We ask this in your loving name.


Liturgy Link

Liga a la Liturgia

Our greatest treasure on earth as Catholics is the Eucharist. When we are not at Mass, the Eucharist is stored in a special place called a tabernacle. Find the tabernacle at your parish before or after Mass today. Stop to say a prayer to Jesus.

Unleashing the Gospel in your Family

Haz Llegar el Evangelioen tu Familia

Visit and explore the website of Eucharistic miracles that was developed by Bl. Carlos Acutis:

¡Datos Interesantes!

Fun Facts!

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The Church has recognized over one hundred Eucharistic miracles, many of which occurred during times of weakened faith in the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist.