This weekend we celebrate the Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Today’s Readings:

PRV 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31 

PS128:1-2, 3, 4-5 

1 THES 5:1-6

MT 25:14-30 

Reflections for this Sunday’s Readings:


The letters of Paul to the Thessalonians are among his earliest writings and are driven by his belief and the belief of the entire early Christian community that the return of Christ was imminent, and that devoting time or attention to anything else was foolish.

As time progressed, this fervor subsided a bit. Today we may wonder when we hear these readings about the coming end-times if we should take them to heart and if we really believe that Christ still may come upon us like a “thief at night” (1 Thessalonians 5:2). Does this mean that we are to stop our long-range goal-setting, get rid of our yearly calendars and planners, or stop putting money in the college education fund? Of course not. What it does mean is that we need to change our lives, living like children of the light and illuminating the world around us with the light of the gospel. Then, on that day, when the details of our daily living become unimportant, we will be ready to find our peace and security in Christ Jesus.

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You are invited to download and print the Order of Service and Father David’s Homily found below to follow along and participate in this weekend’s Mass.

And Be Sure to Check Out This Sunday’s Bulletin…

Take a look at this weekend’s bulletin attached below to find out more about:

·A Letter from Bishop Hicks: Pg. 3

·Sign Up for the Upcoming Blood Drive Pg. 13

·56th Year of the St. James Christmas Basket Program Begins: Pg. 7

·How to Purchase Crusader Cash for Your Gift Giving this year: Pg. 8-10

·More Opportunities for Holiday Outreach: Pg. 11

…and much, much more!

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