The Weekend of November 3-4
by Adam Mumm
This Weekend at SJTW
Father Paul joins us this weekend as we celebrate the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time and the Celebration of Remembrance. Deacon Travis will also join us and give the homily.
In the Readings
First Reading Deuteronomy 6:2-6
In the First Reading, Moses tells the people to respect God and keep His commandments so they may grow and prosper in His love. Moses goes on and says the Lord is our God and that “therefore, you shall love the Lord, your God, will all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength.”
Second Reading Hebrews 7:23-28
In the Second Reading, Paul writes that priests are imperfect and prone to weakness like the rest of us. But Jesus is the Son of God and is perfect. Because Jesus is without sin, He is our high priest who is always able to save us through His death and resurrection.
Gospel Mark 12:28b-34
In the Gospel, a scribe asks Jesus which commandment is the most important. Jesus tells him what Moses told the people in the First Reading, “The Lord our God is Lord alone! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.” Jesus then tells the man the second commandment is “You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these.” The scribe agreed with Jesus, and when Jesus saw that he understood, he told him “You are not far from the kingdom of God.”
This weekend we remember everyone who has died in the past year. There are candles for each of the deceased in the windows. The candles remain in the windows and are lit at every weekend Mass until the Sunday of Christ the King.
As part of the opening of Mass, the priest and servers light and incense each candle. We invite family member of the deceased and all funeral ministers to come to Mass and a dinner in Martin Hall after.
At the beginning of Mass, parishioners and family members carry the candles representing departed loved ones from the windows to the front of the church. The departed’s names are read and the priest incenses the candles. The parishioners and family members then place the candles in the windows
The Knights of Columbus will serve Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, and Bacon. A free will offering will be accepted to help with the Coats for Kids campaign. Head over to the school after Mass for some great food for a great cause! They will serve from 8am-1pm.
Here we remember.
This weekend, we remember everyone who has died and joined Jesus in Heaven. We also remember that, through Jesus, we will see them again. Remember the ones you miss and will one day see again. Join a community of faith, hope and love Here.
Experience the difference:
- Here, you’ll celebrate and worship in an atmosphere that is never stuffy and welcomes you as you are.
- Here, you can ask questions about your faith and grow in your relationship with Jesus.
- Here, you can experience Mass with larger-than-life screens and contemporary music at our 11am contemporary Mass. Or, enjoy a more traditional experience at our other Masses if that’s your preference.
- Here, you’ll be able to reach out into the broader community to impact the lives of our friends and neighbors.
- Here, you matter and you can make a difference.
Ready to engage?
Join us for Mass and experience what we’re all about.
Jesus is waiting for you. Here.
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