The Weekend of October 13-14
by Adam Mumm
This Weekend at SJTW
Father Tom joins us this weekend as we celebrate the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time.
In the Readings
First Reading Wisdom 7:7-11
In the First Reading, we hear that the author prefers the spirit of wisdom over all things of the earth. Wealth and worldly possessions are meaningless while all good things come from the Spirit. God is the source of true wisdom. The First Reading calls us to always put seeking God and doing His will before gaining wealth and things of this world.
Second Reading Hebrews 4:12-13
In the Second Reading, the author tells us that the Word of God sees through everything. Nothing can be hidden from God, who sees all and is above all things.
Gospel Mark 10:17-30
In the Gospel, a man asks Jesus how to gain eternal life. Jesus tells him to follow God’s commandments and to sell what he has and give to the poor. Then he will have treasure in heaven. The man hangs his head and leaves because he doesn’t want to give up his many possessions. Jesus tells his disciples that it is impossible to enter God’s kingdom if we’re too concerned with wealth and earthly goods. He tells them that those who give up everything they have on earth for the sake of the Gospel will have a greater and eternal reward in the age to come.
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 following the Gloria.
In June, we had a 5-Minute Feedback session where we asked you how we can use hospitality, music and screens to welcome others to Mass. We received over 300 responses and are in the process of reviewing, analyzing and implementing your amazing feedback. This weekend, we will take three minutes after the homily for 3-Minute Feedback. We’re asking you, “Do you know someone who has become disconnected from the Church? Why might they feel disconnected?” and “In your opinion, what can we as a parish do to reach out to them?” Thanks in advance for your feedback!
With the current crisis in the church, many are feeling upset and need a place to share what their concerns, ideas and reactions. We will have listening sessions after all Masses this weekend. Members of the staff will be in Martin Hall and the cry room to listen and take notes about what you’re thinking and feeling. Click here for more information.
Jesus is here. How about you?
At St. Joseph the Worker, there’s an open seat with your name on it – and we’d love you to join us!
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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