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Sharing the Word Program for Monday, September 30, 2013 (St. Jerome)
We are a people filled with the energy and youth of the risen Christ.



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Today's Reading
Zec 8:1-8

Another oracle of encouragement for the returned exiles. The prophet speaks in terms of energy and youth.

Old people will enjoy security in the renewed Jerusalem. The city will be filled with young people, however improbable that may seem now. God will bring back those who have not returned from exile. “They shall be my people and I will be their God with faithfulness and justice.”

Scholars look on Zechariah as a messianic prophet, speaking for the age when God’s plans for His people will be fulfilled.

We enjoy the fulfillment of the messianic age in Christ and His people. We are a people filled with the energy and youth of the risen Christ.

We dwell in a new Jerusalem. We offer God our thanks.

Meet Archbishop Pilarczyk
Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk,  the eighth ordinary of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, Ohio, is a nationally prominent churchman, educator and author. A native of Dayton, Ohio, he was ordained a priest on December 20, 1959, after studies in Rome. He was ordained bishop in 1974 and installed as Archbishop of Cincinnati in 1982, where he served until his retirement in 2009. In addition to a doctorate in sacred theology from Pontifical Urban University, he holds an M.A. in classics from Xavier University in Cincinnati and a Ph.D. in classics from the University of Cincinnati. He has written more than a dozen popular books and many pamphlets and articles. His best-selling book is Twelve Tough Issues – And More. His most recent books are When God Speaks and Live Letters. The archbishop’s service to the American church includes terms as vice president (1986-1989) and president (1989-1992) of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops.
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