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Parish Mission with Fr. Emmerich Vogt, O.P.

November 8-13, 2014


Fr. Emmerich Vogt, O.P. is a Dominican priest of the Western Dominican Province.  He is currently on the Preaching band. He was formerly Prior Provincial for the Province, Prior of St. Albert's Priory, Chapel, and Seminary in Oakland, California, as well as Director of the Shrine of St. Jude in San Francisco and a member of Dominican Preaching. He has served as Pastor and Prior of Holy Rosary Parish in Portland, Oregon.

Educated by the Dominican Order at its seminary in California, Fr. Emmerich went on to receive a MA degree in Theology from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California, and a graduate degree in Near Eastern Religions from University of California.

For several years he was a teacher: a high school teacher in Oregon and Los Angeles, and a college teacher at Holy Rosary College in Fremont, California. As a graduate student, he taught Hebrew at the Graduate Theological Union.

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8:30 am
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8:30 am
† Mariano Guaghiardo
4:30 pm
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8:30 am
† Frank Marrone
10:30 am
Mass for the People
12:30 pm
Lois Magvbrogan
Monday, October 27
8:30 am
† Aurelia Auriemma
6:00 pm
† Joanne Tumanelli
Tuesday, October 28
8:30 am
† Jesus Palomino
Wednesday, October 29
8:30 am
† Joseph Szegedi
6:00 pm
† Jose Gomez
Thursday, October 30
8:30 am
Rayonne & Mel Primeaux
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Dear Brothers and Sisters,

The third step of conversion involves having SPIRITUAL OPENNESS.

SPIRITUAL OPENNESS enables a person to acknowledge to himself or herself and to God that he or she is open to the possibility of a personal and spiritual change.

As Weddell admits, this is one of the most difficult transitions for a postmodern nonbeliever simply because it can take a person out of their comfort zone even though they do not have to change right now… they may realize that change is on the horizon. At this stage, a person who is open to God is simply admitting they are open to the possibility of change. A person who has SPIRITUAL OPENNESS may have experienced a struggle or difficulty and so they are now ready to give God a trial run so to speak.

This trial run made include choices that need to be resolved so they can move forward from this difficulty or situation that is inviting them to be open in the first place. This openness may lead a person to realize that Our Lord has something to say to them. A person's SPIRITUAL OPENNESS may lead them to see the Church in new and life changing ways.

Changing your clothes is one thing, changing your outlook on life as it relates to Christ can seem overwhelming.

A person with SPIRITUAL OPENNESS can struggle with God's will because Our Lord is always inviting us a deeper and more intimate relationship with Him. This means that we are open to the reality that God is calling us to change… and most people do not do well with change. Comfort at all cost can be the preferred way… but SPIRITUAL OPENNESS is not always comfortable. We all need to pray for those who are in this stage of conversion. Adoration is the a very simple and nonthreatening way to bring others to trust, curiosity, and openness. Weddell calls Adoration, "Spiritual Radiation Therapy" because it places the soul in the direct presence of Jesus Christ in the trust that He will act if we leave the door open. All adoration requires is the ability to sit down (Weddell, 164).

To be continued…

Formando Discípulos Intencionales (Parte III of V)

Queridos Hermanos y Hermanas en Cristo,

El tercer paso hacia la conversión incluye estar Abiertos a la Espiritualidad.

El estar abierto a la espiritualidad le permite a la persona reconocer a sí mismo y a Dios que él o ella están abiertos a la posibilidad de un cambio personal y espiritual. Tal como Weddell admite, esta es una de las transiciones más difíciles para una persona postmoderna y no creyente, simplemente porque puede llevar a una persona afuera de su zona confortable aunque no tenga que hacer ningún cambio en ese momento…….la persona realiza que el cambio está en el horizonte. En esta etapa, una persona que está abierta a Dios esta simplemente admitiendo que están abiertos a la posibilidad de un cambio. Una persona que está experimentando estar abiertos a la espiritualidad puede haber experimentado alguna dificultad o prueba y es por eso que están listos para darle a Dios una oportunidad.

Esta oportunidad puede incluir decisiones que se necesitan resolver para poder seguir adelante y salir de la dificultad que lo está invitando a abrirse a un cambio. Esto puede llevar a una persona a realizar que Nuestro Señor tiene algo para ellos. El estar abiertos los puede conllevar a ver a la Iglesia de una manera nueva y diferente. El cambiarse de ropa es una cosa, pero el cambiar como vemos la vida con respecto a Cristo puede ser abrumante.

Una persona que está abierta espiritualmente puede que este luchando con la voluntad de Dios ya que El siempre nos invita a una relación más intima y profunda con EL. Esto significa que estamos abiertos a la realidad que Dios te está llamando a un cambio. …el problema con esto es que no a todas las personas les gusta el cambio. El estar abierto no es todo el tiempo confortable. Todos debemos de orar por las personas que están en esta etapa de conversión. La Adoración es la manera más sencilla y menos amenazante de llevar a otros a confiar, a la curiosidad y a que estén abiertos. Weddell le llama a la Adoración "Terapia de Radiación Espiritual" ya que coloca al alma de una persona directamente a la presencia de Jesús confiando que EL actuara en nosotros si dejamos la puerta abierta. Todo tipo de Adoración requiere la habilidad de estar sentados. (Weddell, 164).

A continuación…

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