If we are truly in love with God, then that love is going to want to be expressed in going above and beyond, in leaving the comfortable and familiar, in stretching and growing, and in following a voice other than our own. It requires a sincere and unconditional self-investment.

On this Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, we reflect on transferring our treasure from an investment in tangible secular things and move it into the Kingdom of God. Following Christ is less a matter of intellect and more a matter of heart and soul. The gifts of wisdom and discernment can help us decide what to do and how to do it.

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

Anticipate Sunday, October 10, 2021

  • Mass Readings – The scripture readings today are about how we live day to day in God’s love.
  • Scripture Reflection – In this week’s reflection Jon helps us think about how we foster our own discipleship.
  • Reflections on the Readings and Music – Mike Kamenski presents a reflection on the song “Call of Wisdom” and a reflection from Fr. Ron Rolheiser called “Jesus’ Way of Wisdom.”

COVID-19 NOTE:  The parish safety committee is recommending all parishioners wear masks for Sunday Mass. We encourage everyone who can to get a vaccination. The west transept of the church is available for masked-only parishioners who need to maintain distancing. Eucharist will be offered at the pews. Staff, ushers and minsters will wear masks. Ushers will implement some of the previous COVID-19 protocols.

Other Offerings

  • Getting to Know You – This week the guest on “Getting to Know You” is Rocky Marcoux! Rocky is a trustee of Saint Sebastian Parish and has a lot to share about his time as a parishioner including his most recent experience with the renovation of the bell tower.
  • Walk for Education – The annual Soles for Catholic Education Walk will be a little different this year. Saint Sebastian School’s walk will be in the neighborhood. Find out how to join on the parish website.
  • Parishioner Communications Requests – If you have a ministry announcement, you can submit it via the Google Form by going to the parish website and clicking on “Parishioner Resources” on the top of the page or click HERE.
  • Who Do I Need to Forgive? – This is the question being explored at the John Paul II Healing Center’s 2021 Virtual Healing Conference, and you are invited, FREE! This year, October 8-10, the conference returns with a refined focus: Forgiveness. Register HERE.
  • Facing Racism – Consider joining the Ignatian Solidarity Network’s upcoming racial justice program on Wednesday, October 27, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. A Parish Journey for Racial Justice: Let’s Talk about Social Sin.
  • Facing RacismAs Part of our parish’s effort to identify and confront racism in our midst, we offer this reflection:  Oh Lord, help us reach out beyond our level of comfort to meet and learn about others, hear their stories and be open to their full humanity. Amen  – adapted from Sisters of Mercy, Prayer fro the Elimination of Racism.

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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