Welcome to St. Isidore the Farmer in Springville
You can find the document outlining guidelines for returning to church on the Liturgy page.
Be aware that morning Masses resumes following this weekend. Hence, there will be 8:00 Mass at St. Isidore on Tuesday, June 2 and Thursday, Jun 4.
Also, Mass at St. John will be Wednesday, June 3, and Friday, June 5.
That schedule will remain in place going forward.
Pastoral Council Elections: The following candidates for Council will be on the ballot and we will have their bios available on the website before the elections:
We have five candidates for next week’s Parish Council elections:
From Father Andrew
Daily Peace Treasures
Memorial of Saint Charles Lwanga and Companions, Martyrs
Do not Be Misled
God is good all the time.
On what do you depend for living your life? What is the most significant paradigm you adhere to for living? Where do you tend to for answers about pressing life issues?
It appears that the biggest stories today are all Science related. Finding a cure for Covid-19, developing a vaccine to immunize us against Corvid and other related flu viruses, possible additional commercial space car to go to space, plans to go to the moon.
Human beings have the propensity towards self-actualization and independence. The smarter we become amidst the trove of knowledge in Science and Technology, the more we tend to dismiss God-claims divine mystery as a source of knowledge.
However, we see Jesus applies the word of God to counteract a well-thought question that can best be described as reasonable. “Are you not misled because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God? (Mk 12:24). Jesus utilizes scripture to establish the divine logic behind the teaching about the resurrection and exposes the ignorance of the Sadducees who questioned him. Jesus suggests that we turn to God’s word for answers and supplement it with Science.
Jesus’s answer to the question reveals that faith has more answers to the divine mysteries and explanations for human experiences than we think now. Scripture provides most of the human questions we have. But what if we are not familiar with the scriptures? What if we cannot interpret it? Should that preclude us from believing that the answers are in there? Just as not everyone is a scientist or can understand scientific theories and experimentation, so we may not quickly discover the truth hidden in the scriptures at our first encounter with it. Yet, one thing is sure from Jesus’ response, if we search the scriptures, we will find the answers in them. “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.” 1 Corinthians 1:19.
FYI: You may listen once again the Archbishop’s message about Church reopening. https://youtu.be/k5sLn45S7WQ
FYI: Please listen to this message from the Archbishop announcing the reopening of our parishes if you have not heard it already.
During this time, please call the church office before you stop by. Hours may be changed on a day to day basis. Thank you
Contact info for Fr. Andrew:
319-895-6246 @ St. John’s