The Weekend of September 15-16
by Adam Mumm
September 15, 2018
This Weekend at SJTW
Father Tom joins us as we celebrate the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time and Catechetical Weekend!
In the Readings
First Reading Isaiah 50:4c-9a
In the First Reading, Isaiah writes about how he does not back down from living his faith even when others attack him. He does this because God protects him and because God is worth the sacrifice.
Second Reading James 2:14-18
In the Second Reading, St. James writes about how just saying you have faith is not enough. You need to back your faith up with actions. How you live your life demonstrates your faith to others.
Gospel Mark 8:27-35
In the Gospel, Jesus asks His disciples who they think He is. They tell Him they believe He is the Son of God. Jesus teaches them that He will suffer, be rejected and killed. Peter then rebukes Jesus for saying such a thing. Jesus rebukes Peter and tells His disciples that being faithful to God and to Him means we all have to take up our crosses, accept suffering and follow God.
This weekend we thank God for our catechists, and we pray that He will bless all those who give their time and talent to pass the faith on to the next generation.
This month’s 3rd Sunday Social Justice Collection will go to support the Knights of Columbus “Coats for Kids” program. Your donation will help provide less fortunate children in the Dubuque community with coats and other winter apparel. Thanks for your generosity!
Daniel Willis has completed his faith journey as a Candidate and will receive the Rite of Full Union in the Catholic Church, Sunday at the 11:00 Mass. Please welcome him at a reception in the vestibule following Mass.
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.
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