The Weekend of June 22-23
by Adam Mumm
This Weekend at SJTW
Father David joins us for the celebration of The Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ.
In the Readings
First Reading Genesis 14:18-20
In the First Reading, Melchizedek, a priest of God, brings Abram bread and wine. He blesses Abram with these words: “Blessed be Abram by God Most High, the creator of heaven and earth; and blessed be God Most High, who delivered your foes into your hand.” Then Abram gives him a tenth of everything.
Second Reading 1 Corinthians 11:23-26
In the Second Reading, Paul writes that what he receives from God, he gives to us. He writes that on the night Jesus was handed over, He took bread, gave thanks, broke it and said, “This is My body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of Me.” He did the same with the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.” For as often as we eat this bread and drink the cup, we proclaim the death of the Lord until He comes again.
Gospel Luke 9:11b-17
In the Gospel, Jesus is speaking to crowds about the kingdom of God and healing the sick. As the day draws to a close His Twelve Apostles tell Him, “Dismiss the crowd so that they can go to the surrounding villages and farms and find lodging and provisions; for we are in a deserted place here.” Jesus tells them, “Give them some food yourselves. They reply, “Five loaves and two fish are all we have, unless we go and buy food for all these people.” The crowd is made up of around 5,000 men. Jesus tells the disciples, “Have them sit down in groups of about fifty.” The disciples do so. Jesus then takes the five loaves and two fish, and looking up to heaven, He says the blessing over them, breaks them, and gives them to the disciples to set before the crowd. Everyone eats and is satisfied. When the leftovers are picked up, they fill twelve wicker baskets.
After the 11:00 Mass, we will welcome a new member into God’s family through baptism!
VBS Donation Drop-Off
If you took a slip from one of the VBS posters in the vestibules, don’t forget to place the item in the bins in the back of the church or bring it to the Parish Office by June 30!
There will be Children’s Liturgy of the Word at the 8:30 and 11:00 Masses. All kids between the ages of 5-10 and their guardians are invited to Martin Hall before the First Reading.
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