33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

We’re nearing our much-anticipated weeklong break, but we made sure to have some fun activities in between now and then.  Tuesday, learn how to make a string rosary; we’ll use materials suitable for military use and send the finished products to an active-duty battalion.  Thursday, join us for our annual Thanksgiving Shindig, an evening of food and fun with a potluck dinner and talent show.  Read all about it, plus our Christmas party and the significance of genuflecting on the left knee, genuflecting on the right knee, and kneeling in this week’s bulletin: Bulletin-2013-11-17

During the week of November 24-30, there will be no Masses, Liturgy of the Hours, or events at Newman.  Our regular schedule will resume with 5p Mass on Sunday, December 1.

Finally, because of the break, here are the next two Sundays’ Gospel readings:

Feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe – November 24, 2013

Luke 23:35-43

The rulers sneered at Jesus and said,
“He saved others, let him save himself
if he is the chosen one, the Christ of God.”
Even the soldiers jeered at him.
As they approached to offer him wine they called out,
“If you are King of the Jews, save yourself.”
Above him there was an inscription that read,
“This is the King of the Jews.”

Now one of the criminals hanging there reviled Jesus, saying,
“Are you not the Christ?
Save yourself and us.”
The other, however, rebuking him, said in reply,
“Have you no fear of God,
for you are subject to the same condemnation?
And indeed, we have been condemned justly,
for the sentence we received corresponds to our crimes,
but this man has done nothing criminal.”
Then he said,
“Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.”
He replied to him,
“Amen, I say to you,
today you will be with me in Paradise.”

First Sunday of Advent – Sunday, December 1, 2013

Matthew 24:37-44

Jesus said to his disciples:
“As it was in the days of Noah,
so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.
In those days before the flood,
they were eating and drinking,
marrying and giving in marriage,
up to the day that Noah entered the ark.
They did not know until the flood came and carried them all away.
So will it be also at the coming of the Son of Man.
Two men will be out in the field;
one will be taken, and one will be left.
Two women will be grinding at the mill;
one will be taken, and one will be left.
Therefore, stay awake!
For you do not know on which day your Lord will come.
Be sure of this: if the master of the house
had known the hour of night when the thief was coming,
he would have stayed awake
and not let his house be broken into.
So too, you also must be prepared,
for at an hour you do not expect, the Son of Man will come.”