This Week’s Gospel Reflection
Sunday, October 25- Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Written by Sr. Carol Czyzewski, Pastoral Minister
What an important message from Psalm 18:
I love you, Lord, my strength. My God, my rock of refuge,
my shield, the horn of my salvation, my stronghold!
Praised be the LORD, I exclaim, and I am safe my enemies.
My enemies can be identified by my sins and by any modern idols that distract me away from love of God and others. Examples of such distractions abound on all forms of media and can either help me to yearn for truth, justice, and the common good or tempt me to believe lies, bigotry, and worldly powers.
Jesus offers the supreme remedy to the pitfalls that lead to self-centeredness, hatred, and cheap grace—IT IS LOVE! Jesus gives the greatest law:
“You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart,
with all your soul, and with all your mind.
This is the greatest and the first commandment.
The second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
The whole law and the prophets depend on these two commandments.”
May my life, my home, and my country turn to love always and everywhere!
Sign Up for Mass October 24 & 25
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- Select the number of people in your household who will be attending from the drop-down menu.
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- You’ll receive an email confirmation after your sign up is complete. The confirmation email gives you the ability to modify or cancel your registration after you’ve signed up.
All Souls’ Novena
A novena of Masses for All Souls’ will be celebrated from November 2–10. An envelope for this purpose is included in your October packet, and it contains spaces for listing the names of the deceased that you would like remembered.
These envelopes will be placed in the sanctuary for the duration of the novena, along with a perpetual candle that will stay lit for the month of November. Extra envelopes will be available in the parish office for those who donate online or no longer receive envelopes in the mail. Please return them to the parish office or via the collection baskets by October 30.
Casserole & Food Pantry Drop-Off November 1, 8:30-11:30 AM
We will be collecting frozen casseroles for Our Daily Bread as well as non-perishable food items for the St. Elizabeth of Hungary Food Pantry on Sunday, November 1 from 8:30-11:30 AM in the parking lot next to the chapel/bell tower.
Volunteers for both efforts will have their cars parked there for the drop-off, and they will remove your donated items from your vehicle. For safety’s sake, please wear a facial mask when dropping off. Please do not bring any items into the narthex or the church hall.
Casserole pans and recipes are available in the bin in front of the parish office. The recipe may also be downloaded here.
We appreciate your donations to help feed those in need!