STtA RE is seeking a 3rd grade class assistant, an 8th grade teacher and/or assistant, and an 11th grade assistant. Please consider helping!
It's important to understand that this teaching does not imply that having wealth leads to eternal punishment. Rather, we look at how the rich man USED his wealth and see there the cause of the problem. As Jesus says, this man "dressed in purple garments and fine linen and dined sumptuously each day." Clearly, he had abundant wealth and focused it all upon serving himself. To further the accusation against him, all the while "lying at his door was a poor man ... who would gladly have eaten his fill of the scraps that fell from the rich man's table." But the rich man paid Lazarus no heed, and THIS is why he now suffers. Because he would not deign to "suffer" at all during his life by sharing his linen clothing or feeding his poor neighbor covered with sores.
This selfishness became the rich man's SELF-condemnation. He put himself in torment because he blatantly disobeyed God's law to love his neighbor. This challenging parable urges us to examine our own behavior and ask how WE use our wealth--whatever size our bank account may be. Are we willing to assist our neighbors in need? Or do we walk by the poor, excusing our own comfort? Let us heed Christ's warning today that such earthly comforts are, in the long run, short-lived.
Address: 4100 S. Coulter Street
Amarillo, TX 79109
Church Phone: (806) 358-2461
Rectory Phone: (806) 353-1016
FAX: (806) 358-2529
Office Hours: September - May
(M-F) 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Summer Office Hours: June - August
(M-Th) 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
(F) 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
St. Thomas is seeking a loving, energetic, reliable and mature nursery worker with dependable transportation. This position requires experience with infants through age three. Nursery worker must be outgoing and welcoming to parents/guardians and children. Must be available Saturday evenings and Sunday mornings, plus occasional other hours, including holidays. For more information call the Parish Office.
The Catholic Historical Society is in need of experienced, reasonable, cabinet makers to build display shelving and cabinets for the new Diocesan Museum. The cabinets will be museum type using a good percentage of glass. If you are qualified, please contact Susan Garner, Diocesan Archivist, 806-383-2243.