Everything we own is a gift from God; we have been made the custodians of those gifts. Sometimes in life we think that the hard work of our hands and minds has brought us to where we are and what we have. Yes, that is part of it, but more so, it is the hand of God.

The readings on this Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time focus on fully giving to others without expecting any return. We should always be grateful for the many blessings God gives us, and we should share. Giving becomes a tangible way we can express concern and love to other people.

Spend some time with the offerings below from staff to prepare for Sunday Mass. And check out other opportunities further down.

Anticipate Sunday, November 7, 2021

  • Mass Readings – In the scripture readings today we hear about the widow who gave all she had.
  • Scripture Reflection – In this week’s reflection Jon helps us think about what we have to give and seeing what other people need.
  • Reflections on the Readings and Music – Mike Kamenski presents a musical selection called “God Will Take Care of You” and a reflection from Rev. David Lose called “Surprisingly Good News.”

Other Offerings

  • Fish Fry is back!  On Friday, November 5, we are starting out with carry-out dinners only on the first Fry-day of each month. Mark your calendars to stop by between 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. and grab the world’s best fish fry for your family to enjoy!
  • Getting to Know You –   The guest this week on “Getting to Know You” is Anne Novotny, a St Sebastian parishioner, social worker, mom and foster parent! Listen as she shares her wisdom about the importance of family.
  • Adult Formation – Two sessions of “Theology of Dignity” will be offered on Sundays, November 7 and December 5, at 9 a.m. in the church hall. This program is in conjunction with the human concern committee’s focus on the Catholic Social Teaching theme of the Dignity of the Human Person. Any questions, contact Jon Metz at jmetz@saintsebs.org.
  • Facing Racism – November is designated Black Catholic History Month, highlighting the presence and the contribution of Catholics of African descent in the Church.  As part of Saint Sebastian and Saint Catherine parishes’ effort to identify and confront racism in our midst, we offer this prayer read by our parish youth. Listen to Lilly read the prayer for November. In celebration of Black Catholic History, you are invited to attend three presentations at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Milwaukee beginning November 6. Find dates, times and descriptions.
  • November 21 Cluster Mass – Father Peter Patrick will be installed as the pastor of Saint Sebastian and Saint Catherine Parishes at a Mass celebrated by Bishop Haines. Mass will be at 10 a.m. at Saint Sebastian church. There will be no 8 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. Masses on that day.

COVID-19 NOTE:  The parish safety committee is recommending all parishioners wear masks for Sunday Mass. The west transept of the church is available for masked-only parishioners who need to maintain distancing.

If someone you know needs our prayers, 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. Give online here.

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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