John Paul II and the Fall of Communism

Free Public Screening of Liberating a Continent:
John Paul II and the Fall of Communism
Sunday, October 2 – Doors open 2 p.m.
John Paul II Polish Cultural Centre
4300 Cawthra Rd., Mississauga 
Join us for a free public screening of the documentary Liberating a Continent: John Paul II and the Fall of Communism. An initiative of the Knights of Columbus, opening remarks by Salt + Light Television CEO Fr. Thomas Rosica will take place at 3:15 p.m., followed by the film screening at 3:30 p.m. Narrated by Jim Caviezel and with music by composer Joe Kraemer of Mission Impossible fame, this award-winning film is the most in-depth effort to date to capture JPII’s spiritual and moral revolution, which led to communism’s fall in 1989.   WEB:


 All three selections for today’s liturgy pertain to the subject of faithful stewardship. Condemning the crooked business practices of the 8th century B.C. Jewish merchants, the prophet Amos, in the first reading, reminds the Israelites, and us, to be faithful to our Covenant with God by practicing justice and mercy as God’s faithful stewards. He warns us against having the making of money as the goal of life. The second reading instructs the Judeo-Christians to become true stewards of the Gospel of Jesus by preaching the Good news to the pagans and including them in their care. Today’s Gospel challenges us to use our blessings – time, talents, health and wealth --- wisely and diligently. We are on the right road only if we use our earthly wealth to attain our heavenly goal.