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Reflection from Father Moser on this Weekend's Readings
GIVE THE LORD GLORY and HONOR. This theme is our “Refrain” to the Responsorial Psalm for the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time. In Psalm 96 we hear: Sing to the Lord ... tell his glory to all nations ... tell his wondrous deeds to all people ... great is the Lord and highly to be praised ... awesome is our Lord and God ... the Lord made the heavens ... give glory and praise to the Lord ... Worship the Lord ... tremble before him ... say (proclaim) the Lord is king ... The Lord governs with equity (justice, equality) ...
This Sunday’s readings encourage us to be thankful to praise and honor the Lord to pray without becoming weary. Do we give God the glory? Do we think of God only on Saturday after-noons or Sunday mornings? How much time praise glory thanks do we give to God?
We learn that true and lasting happiness comes when we realize, with Saint Paul, that “I can do all things in him who strengthens me.” May we let this message sink more deeply into our hearts. God is near. Pray more. Fear less. May we sing or pray in order that we rejoice and be glad that the Lord has saved us.
St. Teresa of Calcutta: “The greatest humility is to know that we are nothing, and this we come to know when we face God in prayer. It is only when we realize our nothingness, our emptiness, that God can fill us with himself.” GIVE THE LORD GLORY and HONOR.
This week's bulletin
Online giving to St Pats
The Gospel at Home from Pflaum
Breaking Open the word for the 29th Sunday
Activities for kids to reflect on the readings
Questions to Reflect upon this week:
How much responsibility do you feel the government should take for meeting the needs of the less fortunate in our society? How willing are you to contribute?
Who needs help in your neighborhood or community? What could you and your family do to help?
Choose one of the Following Activities to help your family live the readings this week:
Have a family discussion about Church values and teachings, and civil values and teachings. What social injustices in our society can be addressed through political involvement? How can our family speak out on issues of violence, abortion, capital punishment, welfare, euthanasia, poverty?
Before dinner, watch the evening news or read the newspaper together as a family. Choose one issue to discuss each day. What is a Christian response to the issue? What is the best way to work for the common good? As a family, include the issue in your daily prayer.
Discuss the phrase, “Give to God what is God’s.” What belongs to God? How can your family show respect for God and all God’s creation?
Every day of life is a gift from God. Gather in a circle and have family members hold hands. Ask each person to thank God for one of their gifts: “Thank you, God, for ____________.” Conclude with the following prayer: “May we use our gifts to glorify you by the way we live our lives.” Amen.
A few Videos for Kids reflecting on Sunday's Gospel
Reflections for Adults
How are Catholics called to live in public life?
Every election cycle, the Catholic Bishops of the US put together a guide for Catholic Americans on how we can use our Catholic values in public life, especially in the voting booth. It is called Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship
Read a summary of the document
You can read it in its entirety
Take the Civilize It pledge
. An endeavor from the Catholic Bishops of the US to encourage a more civil public debate on the issues facing us.
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