Father Bob’s Weekly Message
15thSunday in Ordinary Time – “You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your being, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” Luke 10: 25-37
The quote above from Luke’s Gospel today is what Jesus tells the “scholar of the law” what he must do “to inherit eternal life.” As the Gospel states, the scholar was testing Jesus. Even today we all test Jesus in our own unique and individual ways. However, the words of Luke’s Gospel still apply for us today whether we test Jesus or not. Jesus goes on in the Gospel to tell the Parable of the Good Samaritan as a concrete living and active example of how we are asked to be Disciples and followers of Jesus. It is an invitation from Jesus to us to embrace and live on a daily basis. Let us try to embrace it on a daily basis. We are not perfect, and remember, Jesus does not expect anyone to be perfect. He just encourages us to be loving, compassionate and forgiving to our neighbors and also to ourselves.
Our Joint Sunday Liturgy together for July will be at St. Elizabeth. The reason I am asking for this is because of the heat we have and will be experiencing this month. The Joint Sunday Liturgy will be on Sunday, July 28that St. Elizabeth. The Mass that day will be at 10:30 am. Thank you for your understanding of this for the month of July. Have a loving and compassionate week!
July Weekly/Monthly Calendar:
-The Second Collection today at St. Anselm is the Peter’s Pence Collection. Envelopes are available from the Ushers for giving to this collection.
– The Second Collection today at St. Elizabeth is for the “To Teach Who Christ Is” Archdiocesan Campaign which will help St. Elizabeth. This will support various Parish Projects and it brings money back to our Parish. Envelopes are available from the Ushers for giving to this collection.
-Bible Study on Wednesday, July 17that 12:00 noon at Good Shepherd Tower. All are welcome.
-Next Prayer Vigil to end Violence on our Streets is on Friday, July 19th. Call either Church Office to find out where the Prayer Vigil will be. We will know by Thursday of this week.
-Meeting on Domestic Violence on Sunday, July 21stat St. Anselm following 10:30 am Mass. This is a Joint Collaboration between St. Elizabeth and Parishes in our area. Please come to this meeting if you missed the first meetings. You are welcome.
-Joint Sunday Liturgy on July 28that 10:30 am, St. Anselm and St. Elizabeth together at St. Elizabeth.
-Joint Picnic Committee Meeting on Sunday, July 28thfollowing 10:30 am Mass at St. Elizabeth.
-Joint Parish Council Meetings between St. Anselm and St. Elizabeth on Sunday, July 28that St. Elizabeth following the Picnic Meeting.
-Our Joint Parish Picnic will be on Sunday, August 25that St. Anselm following our Joint Sunday Liturgy together at 10: 30 am.
“Your words, Lord, are Spirit and Life.” Psalm 19 “