Weekly Newsletter - September 1/2, 2018
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This weekend's bulletin is attached below. Scroll down for Fr. Jenson's article.
Highlights for this week:
will not have weekday masses Tue, Wed, & Thur. Will resume Fri.
closed this Monday.
will now open at 8:30am on days they open in morning.
Loretto Fun Fest
next Saturday, September 8.
St. Thomas Men's Club
meeting next Sunday, September 9, 11am.
- Faith Formation Registration Forms due September 9.
Navarre Bible Study on Gospel of John
begins September 12. Please see bulletin for ordering materials.
Ss. Peter & Paul
is in need of more sacristans for weekdays and/or weekends.
Hospitality (Coffee & Rolls) begins
next Sunday at Ss. Peter & Paul after 9am Mass. If any parishioners would like to be part of rotating schedule for serving, please contact Parish Office.
Fr. Paul Peter Rom from Uganda
will celebrate next weekend's masses at Ss. Peter & Paul. He is representing
Hope for Uganda
and will ask for support. Please be generous! Checks can be made out to
Hope for Uganda.
Love & Logic Parenting course
begins Saturday morning, September 15. See bulletin for contact info.
Mothers of Young Children
begins Tuesday, September 18. Please register online. Childcare provided.
Life is a Journey
- September 20.
Options for Women/
Harvest of Hope
- September 22. See bulletin for ticket information.
See above banner
for more upcoming activities.
For more information, see the bulletin or visit our website at:
September 2, 2018 Bulletin
From the Pastor
This is the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time. Our Gospel readings return to that of St. Mark after several weeks from the Gospel of St. John on the Eucharist. Our Lord Jesus is in conflict with scribes and Pharisees who have come up from Jerusalem to observe him and his disciples. They are concerned about failure to observe the Jewish ceremonial washings that were part of the oral law developed in the centuries since Moses received the Ten Commandments. Jesus states clearly that what comes into us from the outside cannot defile but what comes from our heart can defile if it is sinful. How true this simple teaching is. He gives a long list of sins that emerge from within us and which do much more to render us unclean in God’s eyes than exterior uncleanliness can.
These are unsettling times in the church in which it seems we do not know where something else will emerge which shocks or causes us pain. It seems to feel like a betrayal of the mission that Jesus gave to his church. That this can happen we know is always possible. This was pointed out on Relevant Radio just the other day when the talk show host pointed out that betrayal of the mission has happened before. One of the twelve that Jesus chose to be his apostles betrayed him, Judas Iscariot. We have been blessed for centuries it seems with relative peace in the church until recent years. Now we are going through a bath of pain as the church undergoes the purging that will purify her once again. In the midst of this, peace is only to be found through prayer. Pray the Rosary daily. Mary asked us to do this at Fatima. Eucharistic Adoration is also a very great means by which we can call down a flood of grace upon the Church to bring her to renewed beauty in God’s eyes. Together we will somehow come once again to a time of peacefulness and calm, though it may seem like that can hardly be possible. Trust in Jesus. In the end it is his church after all. He founded it. He will cleanse and renew it. I pray that He will do so. The words on the image of Divine Mercy are most appropriate now, “Jesus I trust in you.”
Sent by Sherry Elsen on Saturday, September 1 at 3:00PM