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Dear Parish Family,
Last week we heard Jesus tell us story of a tax collector sitting in the back of the Temple and the self-congratulating Pharisee sitting up in the front. Today we meet a real tax collector, a chief tax collector named Zacchaeus, whom Jesus encountered in real life. Tax collectors were hated, and Jewish tax collectors were the most hated of them all because they were the stifling iron grip of the Romans. They were given a quota of taxes to collect and had the power Roman soldiers to enforce the actual collection of those taxes. The tax collectors could collect more than they owed the Roman authorities. They could unleash the Roman soldiers upon Jews who didn’t pay the amounts set by those tax collectors. Not only were these tax collectors traitors to the Jewish people; they were traitors to the Jewish religion by freely intermingling with foreigners. Furthermore we need to note this particular one, Zacchaeus, was the chief tax collector in Jericho, a very wealthy city that was famous and envied by all for its economic privilege and very well-off citizens. All of which meant that Zacchaeus was indeed a very wealthy and a powerful man.
Monday, Oct. 24 - Confirmation Meeting for Parents & Candidates 6:45PM in the Church
Wednesday, Nov 2 -All Soul's Day 10:30 AM Join us for a prayer service at the cemetery's entrance (by the flag pole) then we will proceed into the cemetery for blessings at the grave sites of family members and friends. Please register on the sign-in sheet in the church if you plan to attend.
Saturday, Nov. 5 - Holiday Boutique in Connelly Hall 10am - 3pm
Friday, Nov. 11 - 5:30 pm - 10.30 pm POCKETBOOK BINGO at Saint Ann's Cafeteria, 1 Jefferson St, Nyack, NY 10960. A fun evening for all and proceeds to benefit the NY Oratory of St. Philip Neri.
Monday - Friday 10:15 AM - 4PM
Please notify the rectory (845-359-0078) whenever a parishioner becomes homebound, ill or hospitalized so arrangements can be made for a priest, deacon or an eucharistic minister to visit and bring communion.
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