Weekly Newsletter - September 8/9, 2018
This weekend's bulletin is attached below. Scroll down further for Fr. Jenson's article.
Highlights for this week:
Fr. Paul Peter Rom from Uganda
will celebrate this 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.
Hospitality (Coffee & Rolls) begins
this 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.
will now open at 8:30am on days they open in morning.
St. Thomas Men's Club
meeting this Sunday, September 9, 11am.
- Faith Formation Registration Forms due by this Sunday, September 9.
Ss. Peter & Paul Social Committee
meeting this Wednesday, Sept. 12, 7pm in Ss. Peter & Paul Dining Hall. We need people and ideas!
Navarre Bible Study on Gospel of John
begins September 12. Please see bulletin for ordering materials.
Women Adoring Jesus
- next Friday, September 14 at St. Thomas.
Love & Logic Parenting course
begins Saturday morning, September 15. See bulletin for registration 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.
New Altar Server Training & Current Altar Server Refresher Training
- Saturday, September 29, 9am, at Ss. Peter & Paul - for boys in grades 3 & up.
See above banner
for more upcoming activities.
For more information, see the bulletin or visit our website at:
September 9, 2018 Bulletin
Women Adoring Jesus - Sept. 14 @ St. Thomas
From the Pastor
This is the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time. We have the story of the healing of the deaf man with a speech impediment. It is like the scene with the man whose friends opened up the roof and lowered him down before Jesus when they couldn’t enter the house he was in. Friends of this man brought him to Jesus and begged Jesus to lay his hands on him. If you spend some time with this text you can almost feel the emotion here. The friends of this man seem to have a great belief in Jesus’ power to heal and a deep love for their afflicted friend. Jesus takes the deaf man off by himself before he heals him. Their encounter is quiet, personal, intimate. When we seek to meet Jesus in prayer, we need to trust that he desires to meet us too. We need to be hopeful that Jesus will reach out to us and touch us in spirit. The joy of this man and his friends caused them to disobey Jesus when he told them to keep the healing a secret. They simply could not keep this miracle to themselves. They have met the loving power of God and could not keep that under wraps. May we all seek to meet the loving power of God and to share that encounter with others. May that encounter empower our worship on Sunday and each time we come to mass with joy and gratitude. May our Lady help us to desire to meet her Son Jesus and to share his love with all whom we meet.
Sent by Sherry Elsen on Saturday, September 8 at 3:00PM