St. Stephen
Catholic
Church

Location

1101 Keaveny Court
Walnut Creek, California 94597
USA

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Mass Schedule

Saturday: 5 pm
Sunday: 9:30 am
Mon -Fri: 7:30 am
Holy Days as announced

Reconciliation
Saturday 3:30 pm

Reflections

From The Office of Faith Formation
4/15/2018 3:57:41 PM
   
Apr. 14 - 15, 2018

"Beloved, do not imitate what is evil but imitate what is good. Whoever does good is from God; whoever does evil has not seen God."  - 3 John 11

Our culture prizes originality. No one wants to be considered an imitation! But in a number of places in the Bible we are admonished to model ourselves after someone or something, either a person or an ideal. This is how we all learn and grow at whatever age. Our moral character is largely determined over time by what we choose to imitate and what we choose not to imitate. And it reassures us to know that we don't have to make up our moral world from scratch; to realize that there are reliable guides and blueprints for living well. Some of these guides are in books, but the most important ones are the ones we have known in person. I invite you to take a few moments to recall in your mind's eye the people who have had the most influence on who you have become. What did you learn from them? What about them did you imitate? Then thank God for them!

 Prayer:  We thank you, God, for all the faithful guides you have given us to imitate.

Annette Roux, Pastoral Associate