In today’s gospel, Jesus presents the parable of a man who gave his servants a number of talents according to each one’s ability. Think about our own lives; we are all blessed with different gifts and talents. God has placed us where we are for a purpose. Every day is another opportunity to discern what God wants us to do. Sometimes we work so hard to be successful in life, which is not a bad thing, but we forget the most important thing–our relationship with God and others.

On this Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time, as we come to the end of the liturgical year, the readings point to the end of time. It is an opportunity to examine our own life as St. Paul says in today’s second reading, “Concerning times and seasons, brothers and sisters, you have no need for anything to be written to you. For you yourselves know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief at night.”

Anticipate Sunday, November 15

  • Mass Readings and Music Selections – As you read the scripture readings think about how you prepare for Advent.  And follow along with the songs and prayers.
  • Adult & Teen Formation – Minister Margaret Lee presents reflection questions to help us think about how you are using your gifts and how you might be staying alert.
  • Reflections on the Readings and Music – Mike Kamenski presents a reflection on “Be Not Afraid” and a reflection called “Fear and Trust.”

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are attending Mass on site, please review the safety procedures. If you are not feeling well, please stay home.

Other News

  • Weekly Interview – This week’s guest on “Getting to Know You with Jon Metz” is Mary Krolikowski, Saint Catherine Pastoral Council chair and facilitator of the Facing Racism initiative.
  • 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 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.
  • “How We Got Here” virtual discussion about facing racism; led by Faith Formation minister Jon Metz. Click here for more information.
  • 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 wepray@saintsebs.org. 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 saintsebs@saintsebs.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

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