The Weekend of October 5-6
by Adam Mumm
This Weekend at SJTW
Father Tom joins us for the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time.
In the Readings
First Reading Habakkuk 1:2-3; 2:2-4
O Lord, how long must I call for help before you listen, before you save us from violence? Why do you make me see such trouble? How can you stand to look on such wrongdoing? Destruction and violence are all around me, and there is fighting and quarreling everywhere. The Lord gave me this answer: “Write down clearly on tablets what I reveal to you, so that it can be read at a glance. Put it in writing, because it is not yet time for it to come true. But the time is coming quickly, and what I show you will come true. It may seem slow in coming, but wait for it; it will certainly take place, and it will not be delayed. And this is the message: ‘Those who are evil will not survive, but those who are righteous will live because they are faithful to God.’”
Second Reading 2 Timothy 1:6-8, 13-14
I remind you to keep alive the gift that God gave you when I laid my hands on you. For the Spirit that God has given us does not make us timid; instead, his Spirit fills us with power, love, and self-control. Do not be ashamed, then, of witnessing for our Lord; neither be ashamed of me, a prisoner for Christ’s sake. Instead, take your part in suffering for the Good News, as God gives you the strength for it.
Hold firmly to the true words that I taught you, as the example for you to follow, and remain in the faith and love that are ours in union with Christ Jesus. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, who lives in us, keep the good things that have been entrusted to you.
Gospel Luke 17:5-10
The apostles said to the Lord, “Make our faith greater.” The Lord answered, “If you had faith as big as a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘Pull yourself up by the roots and plant yourself in the sea!’ and it would obey you.
“Suppose one of you has a servant who is plowing or looking after the sheep. When he comes in from the field, do you tell him to hurry along and eat his meal? Of course not! Instead, you say to him, ‘Get my supper ready, then put on your apron and wait on me while I eat and drink; after that you may have your meal.’ The servant does not deserve thanks for obeying orders, does he? It is the same with you; when you have done all you have been told to do, say, ‘We are ordinary servants; we have only done our duty.’”
Time and Talent Forms
Our seasonal Time & Talent forms for the Celebration of Remembrance and the Advent/Christmas season will be in the pews this weekend. Fill out the form and place it in the collection basket if you would like help.
Life Saver Sunday
Life Saver / Respect Life Sunday is this weekend! Dubuque County Right to Life, Inc., will offer Life Savers with different pro-life messages on them after Mass. All proceeds will help further the educational work of DCRTL. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!
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.
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