The Weekend of October 12-13
This Weekend at SJTW
Father Paul joins us for the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time.
In the Readings
First Reading 2 Kings 5:14-17
Naaman went down to the Jordan, dipped himself in it seven times, as Elisha had instructed, and he was completely cured. His flesh became firm and healthy like that of a child.
He returned to Elisha with all his men and said, “Now I know that there is no god but the God of Israel; so please, sir, accept a gift from me.”
Elisha answered, “By the living Lord, whom I serve, I swear that I will not accept a gift.” Naaman insisted that he accept it, but he would not. So Naaman said, “If you won’t accept my gift, then let me have two mule-loads of earth to take home with me, because from now on I will not offer sacrifices or burnt offerings to any god except the Lord.
Second Reading 2 Timothy 2:8-13
Remember Jesus Christ, who was raised from death, who was a descendant of David, as is taught in the Good News I preach. Because I preach the Good News, I suffer and I am even chained like a criminal. But the word of God is not in chains, and so I endure everything for the sake of God’s chosen people, in order that they too may obtain the salvation that comes through Christ Jesus and brings eternal glory. This is a true saying:
“If we have died with him, we shall also live with him. If we continue to endure, we shall also rule with him. If we deny him, he also will deny us. If we are not faithful, he remains faithful, because he cannot be false to himself.”
Gospel Luke 17:11-19
As Jesus made his way to Jerusalem, he went along the border between Samaria and Galilee. He was going into a village when he was met by ten men suffering from a dreaded skin disease. They stood at a distance and shouted, “Jesus! Master! Have pity on us!” Jesus saw them and said to them, “Go and let the priests examine you.” On the way they were made clean. When one of them saw that he was healed, he came back, praising God in a loud voice. He threw himself to the ground at Jesus’ feet and thanked him. The man was a Samaritan. Jesus spoke up, “There were ten who were healed; where are the other nine? Why is this foreigner the only one who came back to give thanks to God?” And Jesus said to him, “Get up and go; your faith has made you well.”
Time and Talent Forms
In your pews you will find the Seasonal Time and Talent Sheets. The first Sunday of November is not far off and we are in the planning mode for our Celebration of Remembrance as well as the upcoming Advent and Christmas season liturgies. It takes many hands to help with these liturgies and your help is always deeply appreciated. Please take a moment to fill out the form and return it either to the collection basket or to the parish office by Monday October 21st.
Children’s Liturgy of the Word
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.
Activities for Young Children
In our main vestibule, parents of young children will find a rack with bags filled with activities for young children during Mass. Feel free to take a bag when you arrive and return it when you leave.