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Tuesday, August 20, 2019
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“I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing!” Luke 12:49

family and love


The Fourth Commandment Honor your father and your mother – CCC, nos. 2196-2257

The first three Commandments help us to understand how to love God with our whole selves. The next seven Commandments teach us how to love each other as we love ourselves. The Fourth Commandment deals with all aspects of family life— parental and filial duties and responsibilities, that is, those of love from child to parent.

This includes the duties of children toward their parents, the duties of brothers and sisters toward each other, and the responsibilities of adult children toward their older parents. This Commandment also addresses the duties of government and the duties of citizens (cf. CCC, nos. 2234-2246), including the responsibility of the state and society to foster family values and to strengthen the family in every possible way.

This is an excerpt from the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults (Washington, DC: USCCB, 2006) 375.spring07rule



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Weekly Parish Calendar

  August 18th: 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Furniture Sale in building across the street from St. Denis Church. Today only
  August 19th: No Eucharistic Holy today nor dinner. 
Ave Maria Parish Council Meeting: September 10th at 6:30 pm at St. Mary's.  All are welcome to come. If you would like to be put on the Agenda, contact the Parish Office.

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White Elephant News:

We will be accepting White Elephant articles at the hall across the street from St. Denis.

The ladies will be there 9:00 AM to Noon Monday, August 12th and Wednesday, August 14th.

* The actual White Elephant Sale will be held on September 26th, 27th, 28th, and 29th at the Ave Maria Center behind St. Denis Church, Lexington.

* Please no clothing, shoes, computers, printers etc.

MAlogoAve Maria Parish Mission Statement

Ave Maria Parish is a Catholic faith community who welcomes all people to our Christian family. We are disciples and sacramental followers of Jesus Christ. In our chosen vocations, we call upon the Blessed Mother’s intercession and recognize the power of the Holy Spirit within each of us to carry out God’s work.

We strive to grow together in holiness through prayer, reception of the sacraments, faith formation and evangelization. Through the grace of God, we extend ourselves to each other and our community to proclaim the love and teachings of Jesus Christ.