The Weekend of July 6-7

This Weekend at SJTW

This Weekend at SJTW

Father Tom joins us to celebrate the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time!

In the Readings

First Reading Isaiah 66:10-14c

In the First Reading, the Lord says to rejoice with Jerusalem and be glad because of her. The Lord will spread prosperity over Jerusalem like a river. As a mother comforts her child, so will the Lord comfort us. We will find comfort in Jerusalem. Our hearts will rejoice and our bodies will flourish like the grass. The Lord’s power will be known to us, His servants.

Second Reading Galatians 6:14-18

In the Second Reading, Paul writes that he will never boast except in the cross of Jesus, through which the world has been crucified to Paul, and Paul to the world. He tells us a new creation in Christ matters more than all else. Paul writes, “From now on, let no one make troubles for me; for I bear the marks of Jesus on my body.”

Gospel Luke 10:1-12, 17-20

In the Gospel, Jesus sends 72 disciples out ahead of Him in pairs to every down and place He plans to visit. He tells them, “The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest.” He tells them to carry nothing with them and speak to no one along the way. Into whatever house they enter, they are to say, “Peace to this household.” Jesus tells them if a peaceful person lives in the house, the disciples’ peace will rest on them. He tells them to stay in the same house and eat and drink what is given to them. The disciples are to say to whatever town they enter that welcomes them, “The kingdom of God is at hand for you.” If the town does not welcome them, they are to say, “The dust of your town that clings to our feet, even that we shake off against you.” The kingdom of God is at hand. The disciples do as they are told and return rejoicing. They tell Jesus that even demons are subject to them because of His name. Jesus tell them, “Behold, I have given you the power to ‘tread upon serpents’ and scorpions and upon the full force of the enemy and nothing will harm you. Nevertheless, do not rejoice because the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice because your names are written in heaven.”

At Mass

Baptism

During the 8:30 Mass, we will welcome another new member into God’s family through baptism!

Back-to-School Giving Tree

We will once again be setting up the Back-to-School Giving Tree. It will be set up during the period of July 5 through July 28. This program is intended to help families who can use assistance with buying clothes, bookbags, and other supplies for their children as they return to school at the end of summer. We request that gifts in the form of SCRIP from Kohl’s, Target, or Wal-Mart be returned to the parish office or in the collection basket no later than Monday, July 29. Be sure to return the apple from the tree securely fastened to your gift cards. Thanks in advance for your generosity in contributing to this ministry that benefits our own children as well as others in the Dubuque community.

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