Have you ever felt you were given a second chance and then promised God to live today better than yesterday? I ask for His graces to discern what I am supposed to do and pray to see God in all the people I am going to encounter, and that they see Him in me.
We may not want to talk about death and the last things that will happen at the end of times. As we come towards the end of the liturgical year, we hear the readings addressing the end of time. We should not fear death or the last things, but we should live every day as if it is our last day. Every day is a second chance God gives us; let us live each day better than yesterday.
Spend some time with the offerings below from staff to prepare for Sunday Mass. And check out other opportunities further down.
Anticipate Sunday, November 14, 2021
- Mass Readings – In the scripture readings today we hear about being watchful and being ready.
- Scripture Reflection – In this week’s reflection Jon helps us think about looking for signs of God in our lives.
- Reflections on the Readings and Music – Mike Kamenski presents a musical selection called “Jerusalem, My Happy Home” and two reflections: “‘End’ Times” that he has written and a profound essay from Fr. Ron Rolheiser called “God’s Risk…Our Freedom.”
- 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.
- Getting to Know You – This week the guest on “Getting to Know You” is Dan Holahan, a parishioner at both St Catherine and St Sebastian and a Theology Teacher at Marquette High School.
- Black Lives Are Sacred Witness Event – A public witness for racial justice, co-hosted by Black Lives are Sacred MKE and Facing Racism, will be held on Saturday, November 27, from 10 am – 11 am at St. Catherine Parish. This is a peaceful, family-friendly event. Please bring your own chair if you cannot stand for an hour, and dress for the weather. Signs are available, along with supplies so you can make your own. CDC guidelines regarding masking and social distancing are followed. All who want to stand for the sacredness of black lives are welcome.
- Service Opportunity – St. Vincent DePaul Meal program needs your help while staff continues to prepare and serve hot meals to-go style. There is a crucial need for volunteer assistance on Sunday and Friday at Cross Roads Kitchen and on Friday at Harambee Kitchen. Groups or individuals are welcome. Food Assembly: 3:30PM-5:30PM Clean-Up/Set-Up: 5:00PM-6:30PM. To register, click on Cross Roads Kitchen (931 W. Madison St. 414-649-9555, Serving: Sun.-Fri. 4:00-6:15 p.m.) or Harambee Kitchen (2600 N. 2nd St. 414-249-3866, Serving: Mon.-Fri. 4:00-6:15 p.m.)
COVID-19 NOTE: Masks are optional, but please wear a mask if you’ve not been vaccinated. A masked-only section is located by the organ on the west for those more comfortable in a masked-only environment.
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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