Bulletin for the week of September 21, 2014
Regular Mass and Confession Schedule
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This week's readings
- 21 Sun: 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time—Is 55:6-9/ Phil 1: 20c-24, 27a/ Mt 20:1-16a .
- 22 Mon: Weekday—Prv 3:27-34/ Lk 8:16-18.
- 23 Tues: St. Pius of Pietrelicina, Friar—Prv 21:1-5, 10-13/ Lk 8:19-21.
- 24 Wed: Weekday or St. Pacific of San Severino, Friar Priest—Prv 30:5-9/ Lk 9: 1-6.
- 25 Thurs: Weekday—Ecc 1: 2-11/ Lk 9: 7-9
- 26 Fri: Weekday or Ss. Cosmas and Damian, Martyrs —Ecc 3: 1-11/ Lk 9: 18-22
- 27 Sat: St. Vincent de Paul, Priest—Ecc 11:9-13:8/ Lk 9:34b-45.
- 28 Sun: 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time—Ez 18:25-28/ Phil 2:1-11 or 2:1-5/ Mt 21:28-32.
Evangelistic Outreach Event
- Weekly Praise and Worship will held on Tuesday, September 23 at 9:00 p.m. in Christ the King Chapel.
- Festival of Praise will be held on Saturday, October 4 at 7:00 p.m. in the Finnegan Fieldhouse.
Solemn Vespers & Benediction
Solemn Vespers and Benediction will be held on Sunday, September 21 at 7:00 p.m. in Christ the King Chapel.
The Spanish Mass will be held on Thursday, October 9 at 4:45 p.m. in Christ the King Chapel.
The Latin Extraordinary Form- Low Mass will be held on Saturday,October 11 at Noon in Christ the King Chapel.
The Novus Ordo Latin Mass will be held on Tuesday, September 23 at 4:45 p.m. in Christ the King Chapel.
The Latin Extraordinary Form- High Mass will be held on Sunday, September 28 at 4 p.m. in Christ the King Chapel.
Born of the Spirit Retreat
If you are interested in coming to know the Holy Spirit in a personal way and would like to learn more about living in the gifts and charisms of the Spirit- please pick up an application for Born of the Spirit Retreat in the Chapel lobby.
SonLife Mission Trip
Applications for the SonLife Mission trip are in the Chapel foyer. They are due by Friday, September 19th in the Office of Evangelization in Assisi Heights.
Women's Bible Study
Chosen and Cherished: Biblical Wisdom for Marriage- All women are welcome! This bible study will take place for 6 consecutive Mondays starting on Monday September 22 at 7:00 p.m at the Hahn home (718 Belleview Blvd.) Rides are available at the Rosary Circle at 6:50 p.m.
Adoration in the Portiuncula
24 Hour Adoration will begin this Wednesday, September 24th at 8:00 a.m. Please be faithful to your time commitment.
Are you ready to learn about becoming Catholic? RCIA classes will begin on Tuesday September 23rd from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Fireside Lounge, JCWC. To join, call or email Drake McCalister at 284-5312 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Marriage Preparation Program
Any engaged couples interested in participating in the Fall Marriage Preparation Program please stop in or contact Pam Salatino at the Chapel Office at 740-283-6276.
The components of the program include:
- Pre- Marriage Inventory: administered by Fr. Shawn Roberson, TOR. This is an on-line program that upon completion, Fr. Shawn will review the results with every couple.
- Pre-Cana Preparation: Catholic Engaged Encounter Weekend: November 21-24, 2014 at the Gilmary Retreat Center in Corapolis, PA.
- Natural Family Planning (NFP) Seminars: Stop in the chapel office for a copy of the NFP choices and dates.
From The Chaplain's Desk…
On Thursday of this past week we remembered in a solemn manner the terrible tragedy of 911 that struck the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. This mindless and evil act of terrorism showed us in very clear terms how far human hatred can go. If there is a lasting legacy of what happened one year ago, it is that we do not attempt to sanitize death as easily as we used to. It is only by looking at death through the eyes of our faith that we come close to recognizing the fragility of our own lives and all that we hold dear.
As individuals we all share a common gift from God, namely, the gift of life. From the very moment of conception in your mother’s womb until the moment that you leave this world in death, your life is sacred. Unfortunately, however, all too often, the world seems bent on destroying that precious gift. Over the years millions of babies have been aborted in the United States and throughout the world while countless numbers of the ill or the elderly have had their lives ended in medically assisted suicide. Wars all over the world continue to claim large numbers of victims of horrific list both combatants and innocent civilians. Criminal violence on our streets or in our homes adds to the horrific list of victims.
In “The Gospel of Life,” St. Pope JohnPaul II told us that: “Life comes from God; it is His gift, His image and imprint, a sharing in His breath of life. God therefore is the sole Lord of this life:…the sacredness of life has its foundation in God and in His creative activity.”
Therefore as we recall that terrible act of international terrorism of 9/11, we need to continually reinforce in our own minds the sacredness of the gift of life that God has give. Life is God’s greatest gift and He wants us to use it wisely. Each day of our lives we need to thank Him by living our lives as He intended. Jesus’ own birth as a human being gives a special sanctity to life, underscoring the fact that each one of us is, indeed,wonderfully made in God’s own image and likeness, and is loved by God beyond our wildest dreams.
As individuals we need to let all of our family, friends, neighbors and co-workers know our position on behalf of life. We need to speak out when necessary, reasonably, respectfully and courteously—on behalf of justice for all, especially for the most vulnerable. We need to always show our gratitude to God for the precious gift of our own lives and the lives of all. And we must always,whenever the opportunity arises, seek to promote the welfare and well-being of all God’s people. We live in a world awash with hatred, and a low regard for life. Our own lives, lived in the values of Christ,must give living testimony to our respect for life and its infinite value in the eyes of God. May God bless us all and help us to be the witnesses to the value of life that He wishes us to be.
Sincerely in Christ
Fr. Dominic F. Scotto, T.O.R.