On this Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time we hear, “You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. The second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” How does this apply to us in our lives today?
Sometimes the smallest things done with love can make the biggest impact. Try it this week—make an impact on someone’s life – for it is in loving that we give glory to God. And it is in loving that we find meaning in our own lives. Below are offerings to help find this message in your life.
Anticipate Sunday, October 25
- Mass Readings – As you read the scripture readings think about how loving God and neighbor can be the fundamental precept of your life.
- Adult & Teen Formation – Minister Margaret Lee presents reflection questions to help us think about Sunday’s readings and how open we are to Jesus teachings.
- Children — It’s “Jesus Time” sharing rules of the Bible, including the Golden Rule.
- Liturgy and Music – Mike Kamenski presents a reflection on a Mormon Tabernacle Choir performance of the Shaker tune “Simple Gifts” and two reflections: Richard Rohr’s Radical Simplicity and his own The Third Commandment.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are attending Mass on site, please review the safety procedures, including taking each person’s temperature. Anyone with 100.4 degrees or higher will not be allowed to enter the church. If you are not feeling well, please stay home.
- Weekly Interview – This week’s guest on “Getting to Know You with Jon Metz” is Margaret Lee, Faith Formation minister for Youth and Confirmation and director for Human Concerns.
- Sunday Concert – Mike Kamenski’s Sunday Concert will be moved to the afternoon. You will find it on the parish Facebook page. The repertoire is:
- ‘Tis the Gift to Be Simple
- Love One Another – Chepponis
- Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
- Where Charity and Love Prevail
- Hail Holy Queen
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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