In life, we are always preparing for so many things. We may try our best to prepare for those things we can control, but sometimes we forget our spiritual life. How can we best prepare to meet the Lord? Jesus teaches his disciples how we are to live in the kingdom of God here on earth, so as to live with God after our death. We need to work on having loving relationships with God and our neighbors.
On this Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time we learn that, when overtaken by life-events, it is the wise who survive! When things don’t go as planned, we fall back to our default mode of functioning. It is here that our previous choices and habits come into play. In a sense, when caught unawares, our authentic self is tested.
Anticipate Sunday, November 8
- Mass Readings and Music Selections – As you read the scripture readings think about how you prepare for your spiritual life. The music and prayers are here.
- Adult & Teen Formation – Minister Margaret Lee presents reflection questions to help us think about how you might live your life differently if you knew you only had a short time.
- Reflections on the Readings and Music – Mike Kamenski presents a reflection on “Many Gifts, One Spirit” and a reflection by Gerald Darring called “Be Watchful, Be Ready.”
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are attending Mass on site, please review the safety procedures. If you are not feeling well, please stay home.
- Weekly Interview – This week’s guest on “Getting to Know You with Jon Metz” is our new deacon, Deacon Jim Matthias.
- Prayer for Unity and Charity – Our cluster parishes are hosting non-Eucharistic prayer services for the healing of the nation with a vision for people united in mutual support of peace and prosperity for all. There will be two services:
– St. Catherine on Wed, Nov. 18, at 3:30 PM
– St. Sebastian on Thu, Nov. 19, at 7 PM
People are welcome to attend either or both. The St. Sebastian service will be in person (limited to 100 people) and live streamed. The St. Catherine service will feature harpist Mary Utschig We will be in prayerful unity with the whole archdiocese during that time.
- Sunday Concert – Mike Kamenski’s Sunday Concert will be in the afternoon. You will find it on the parish Facebook page.
If someone you know needs our prayers, post them on our prayer wall outside church. Or you can send requests to email@example.com. If you would like to receive the parish newsletter or bulletin in the mail or are in need of some assistance, please be sure to let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-453-1061.
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