If we do not nourish our souls, we become spiritually weak, and we fall to any small temptation. The word of God is not just informative, it can be transformative. By leaning into Jesus’ teachings, we are transformed in mind, heart and soul.
This Sunday, the Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, we think about how open we are to God’s word. Jesus sows the seeds as an analogy for the word of God. You can choose to be the path, the rock, the thorns – or the good soil on which the seeds land. It’s your choice! Check out the resources staff has prepared as we walk this way together.
Anticipate Sunday, July 12
- Mass Readings – In the scripture readings Jesus assures us that the seed falling on good soil will produce fruit.
- Adults – Adult Minister Ed Duncklee presents some reflection questions about the scripture readings.
- Liturgy & Music – Mike Kamenski shares a COVID version of the song “How Can I Keep from Singing” and his own reflection on seeds of generosity.
- Children’s Formation – Watch as the “Jesus Time” video team presents the gospel reading and asks the questions: “What’s your soil?” and “What are two things God asks of you?”
- St. Sebastian offers Mass inside the church at 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Please follow these instructions to stay safe and keep others from becoming ill.
- The 8 a.m. Mass is live streamed on Facebook. Mike Kamenski continues to offer his Sunday Musical Reflections at 10:30 a.m. on Facebook.
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God is good all the time; all the time God is good.
Blessings of peace and gratitude.
Father Peter Patrick Kimani
St. Sebastian & St. Catherine Parishes