St Joan of Arc Parish

A community of disciples of Jesus Christ called to celebrate, proclaim and share with all the love of God!

100 Willow Bend Rd. Marlton, NJ 08053 | 856-983-0077

Ministry fair 2015 14
MLK 2015 17 rs
Ministry Fair 2015 5
Ministry Fair 2015 13
MLK 2015 18 rs
Ministry Fair 2015 11
Jorge Ordination
Carnival 2013 13
Pastoral Care Dinner 2013 4 rs
advent 2013 3
Palm Sunday 2014 3 rs
Deacon John Large
Ministry Fair 2015 7
MLK 2015 7 rs
Palm Sunday 2015 3 rs
childrens mass (1)
JACID Covenant Signing 3
prayer garden blessing 2
Carnival 2013 19
medicare 101 2 rs
Priest, Prophet & King
Pastoral Care Dinner 2013 6 rs
Thanksgiving Food Drive 2013 2 rs
MLk Day of Service 1
mlk day of service 2014 5
Living Stations rs
Hema Visit 2014 6rs
Redstone w pfieffer
Ministry Fair 2015 12
Ministry Fair 2015 6
Ministry Fair 2015
MLK 2015 11 rs
Easter 2015 5 rs
Pilgrimage 2015 Baltimore 5
Greeters Ministry 2
Fr Francis 25th 1
Parade 2013 1
Carnival 2013 15
carseat inspection 2 rs
Pastoral Care Dinner 2013 3 rs
Mike Carey with the Bishop 2013
retreat 2013 6 rs
retreat 2013 2 rs
MLK day of service 2014 2
Prayer Blanket 3.31.14 rs
Easter Food Blessing 2014
Beef & Beer 2014 3
Ministry Fair 2015 15
MLK 2015 20 rs
Ministry Fair 2015 4

From Fr. Jorge

17th Sunday of Ordinary Time/2015


Fr Jorge BedoyaDear Parishioners and Friends,

There is a story about a little boy who got into a heated argument with his sister about who was going to get the last brownie, and his mother overheard this discussion and came in to try to resolve the fuss. Her two children were extremely upset because each wanted that last brownie. So sensing the opportunity to teach a deeper spiritual truth, the mother looked at her children and asked that very relevant question..."What would Jesus do?" Well, that little boy immediately answered, "That's easy. Jesus would just break that brownie and make 5,000 more!"

The multiplication of loaves and fishes in today’s Gospel teaches that Jesus meets the most basic human need, namely hunger, with generosity and compassion. Today's readings also tell us that God really cares about us and that there is enough and more than enough for everybody. As Gandhi used to say, “There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.”

Even though we continue fighting against hunger with super production and technology, we are still living in a hungry planet. We are hungry not only for food, but for love, justice, knowledge, dreams, and mercy. In one sentence, we are still hungry for God, who is the bread of life and the only one who satisfies our hungry hearts.

So, today’s readings give us two choices in order to take the hunger off the table: we can either give up or give it all. The little boy in the Gospel chose the second option and I believe we should imitate his example. Now, just writing these reflections makes me feel so hungry and, therefore, I confess I am hungry for change. Are you?

Fr. Jorge

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