The Weekend of October 19-20
by Adam Mumm
This Weekend at SJTW
Father Tom joins us for the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time and our celebration of the sacrament of Anointing of the Sick.
In the Readings
First Reading Exodus 17:8-13
The Amalekites came and attacked the Israelites at Rephidim. Moses said to Joshua, “Pick out some men to go and fight the Amalekites tomorrow. I will stand on top of the hill holding the stick that God told me to carry.” Joshua did as Moses commanded him and went out to fight the Amalekites, while Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill. As long as Moses held up his arms, the Israelites won, but when he put his arms down, the Amalekites started winning. When Moses’ arms grew tired, Aaron and Hur brought a stone for him to sit on, while they stood beside him and held up his arms, holding them steady until the sun went down. In this way Joshua totally defeated the Amalekites.
Second Reading 2 Timothy 3:14 – 4:2
Continue in the truths that you were taught and firmly believe. You know who your teachers were, and you remember that ever since you were a child, you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to give you the wisdom that leads to salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching the truth, rebuking error, correcting faults, and giving instruction for right living, so that the person who serves God may be fully qualified and equipped to do every kind of good deed.
In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and because he is coming to rule as King, I solemnly urge you to preach the message, to insist upon proclaiming it (whether the time is right or not), to convince, reproach, and encourage, as you teach with all patience.
Gospel Luke 18:1-8
Jesus told his disciples a parable to teach them that they should always pray and never become discouraged. “In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor respected people. And there was a widow in that same town who kept coming to him and pleading for her rights, saying, ‘Help me against my opponent!’ For a long time the judge refused to act, but at last he said to himself, ‘Even though I don’t fear God or respect people, yet because of all the trouble this widow is giving me, I will see to it that she gets her rights. If I don’t, she will keep on coming and finally wear me out!’” And the Lord continued, “Listen to what that corrupt judge said. Now, will God not judge in favor of his own people who cry to him day and night for help? Will he be slow to help them? I tell you, he will judge in their favor and do it quickly. But will the Son of Man find faith on earth when he comes?”
We will offer the sacrament of Anointing of the Sick at all Masses. Learn more here.
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.
The Third Sunday Social Justice Collection this weekend will go to Catholic Relief Services to support victims of Hurricane Dorian. Thanks so much for your generosity!
If you would like to learn how the run the screens at church, join Adam at the A/V Desk after Mass. He’ll teach you how to run the screens and give you the opportunity to sign up for Masses.
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.
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