The Trap10-18-2020© J. S. Paluch Company
It is a scene that could be taken from the daily news feed. A young upstart is confronted by two established leaders. While holding opposing views on many issues, the two band together in an attempt to trap the newcomer. This is not a start from the daily news, however. The newcomer is Jesus in today's Gospel passage. The two established leaders, one a Pharisee and the other a Herodian, think they can trap Jesus by posing a question about the payment of taxes. No matter how he might respond to their questions, they would have the means to discredit him. Jesus sees through their hypocrisy and does not fall into their trap. His response gets at the hears of what is truly important: "Then repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God."READ MORE
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As the weather begins to change and temperatures drop here in Flagstaff we will be offering the distribution of Holy Communion after the weekly Vigil Masses inside the church.
Northern Fathers Podcast
with Fr. Will and Fr. Matt Lowry
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Add Sat, Oct 17 - Sun, Oct 18
Collection Boxes will be in the Narthex of the Parish. New or gently used, clean winter items are needed. Gloves, beanies, scarves, socks, underwear, sweatshirts and sweatpants. Handwarmers, men’s pants (sizes 32, 34 and 36) and backpacks.
Add Thu, Oct 29
Curious about the Secular Franciscans, living the Gospel life in the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi? Interested in checking us out in a low-key virtual setting? The local Secular Franciscan fraternity, based in Flagstaff, is starting a new formation class in early 2021, so this informational session is for you!