August 28 – Weekly Prayer & Update

This Week’s Gospel Reflection

Sunday, August 30 – Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/083020.cfm

Written by Colleen Sisolak, Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministry

Heavenly Father, we are so very grateful for Your ultimate sacrifice, giving of Your only Son, so that we may again return to Your heavenly kingdom and be in perfect union with You. You suffered the ultimate sacrifice for us, and we are grateful.

As humans, we only know our lived and shared experiences. We are often unable to see the larger picture and share in Your wisdom and understanding. At times, this causes us to reject Your will for us or our loved ones. How often do we hear a parent, desiring for their child what they know and love, instead of encouraging their children into a life of service, consecrated life, or priestly ministry? Fearful of the unknown, fearful of the future, lacking the faith to know, trust and love the will You have for each of us, we, like Peter in this weekend’s Gospel, sometimes say, “God Forbid it. No such thing should ever happen to you.”

In a world that too often desires money, fame, and success, we are grateful for the reminder “Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.” “What profit would there be for one to gain the whole world and forfeit his life?”

Help us, Lord Jesus, to deny ourselves so that we can better see with Your eyes, understand with Your heart, and serve with Your hands so as to do Your will for us, and not our will for ourselves or others.

Amen.

Sign Up for Mass August 29 & 30

We invite you to come back to Mass! The safety of our parishioners, volunteers, and staff is our top priority. As such, we have put important protocols and safety measures in place for your protection. Our worship space is sanitized after every Mass and we follow strict social distancing and safety measures. We also offer an outdoor Mass every Sunday at 11:30 AM (weather-permitting) in front of the Conference Center building. Come and receive the Holy Eucharist!

We encourage you to pre-register to save time when you check in at Mass (check-in not required for outdoor Mass), as well as to help us gauge attendance. Kindly sign up for Mass by 3:00 PM on Saturday, August 29. Here’s how:

  1. Click here and then click the “Sign Up” button of the Mass you’d like to attend.
  2. Select the number of people in your household who will be attending from the drop-down menu.
  3. If you’re already in the Flocknotes database, the system will recognize you when you click the sign-up button.  If not, enter a contact name and email or phone number if prompted.
  4. Click Submit and close the sign-up window/tab.
  5. You’ll receive an email confirmation after your sign up is complete. The confirmation email includes options to cancel or modify your registration after you’ve signed up.

Sunday Bulletin 

For the current as well as past editions of our bulletin,  click here.

Worship Music Resource 

Click here to view and download this Sunday’s worship music, which includes:
  • Christ in Me Arise
  • Glory to God
  • Psalm 63: My Soul Is Thirsting
  • Gospel Acclamation
  • My Heart, Your Home (solo)
  • Holy
  • Memorial Acclamation
  • Amen
  • Lamb of God
  • New Wine (solo)

Electronic Worship Resources

In the absence of hymnals and other printed worship aids, there are several electronic resources available to help you follow along with the readings, prayers, and music. Click here to learn more.