Fireside Chat: Purgatory and Judgment

Last night, we gathered outside on our patio to chat with Fr. Sean Donovan about eschatology (the study of the Four Last Things: death, judgment, Heaven, and Hell), judgment, indulgences, and the joyful gift of Purgatory. No worries if you missed it, though – you can listen to the recording here (unfortunately, the yummy puppy chow we snacked on during didn’t upload to the website quite so well): And, finally, a big thank you to Fr. Donovan for spending the evening with us and sharing his vast knowledge in a totally approachable and awesome way!

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Join us this week as we explore the Four Last Things (Death, Judgment, Heaven, and Hell) with special emphasis on Judgment and Purgatory at our first Fireside Chat of the year on Tuesday. Relax and have some good old fashioned fun at our Keystone Lake bonfire on Friday night and make sure to mark your calendars for our fall dance on October 11. Get all the latest news in this week’s bulletin: Bulletin-2014-09-28

As we look forward to the week ahead, carry the words of the Gospel with you.

27th Sunday of Ordinary Time (October 5, 2014)

MT 21:33-43

Jesus said to the chief priests and the elders of the people:
“Hear another parable.
There was a landowner who planted a vineyard,
put a hedge around it, dug a wine press in it, and built a tower.
Then he leased it to tenants and went on a journey.
When vintage time drew near,
he sent his servants to the tenants to obtain his produce.
But the tenants seized the servants and one they beat,
another they killed, and a third they stoned.
Again he sent other servants, more numerous than the first ones,
but they treated them in the same way.
Finally, he sent his son to them, thinking,
‘They will respect my son.’
But when the tenants saw the son, they said to one another,
‘This is the heir.
Come, let us kill him and acquire his inheritance.’
They seized him, threw him out of the vineyard, and killed him.
What will the owner of the vineyard do to those tenants when he comes?”
They answered him,
“He will put those wretched men to a wretched death
and lease his vineyard to other tenants
who will give him the produce at the proper times.”
Jesus said to them, “Did you never read in the Scriptures:
The stone that the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone;
by the Lord has this been done,
and it is wonderful in our eyes?

Therefore, I say to you,
the kingdom of God will be taken away from you
and given to a people that will produce its fruit.”

25th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Tonight, a black Mass will be celebrated publicly in Oklahoma City. Christ will be publicly ridiculed, his sacrifice blasphemed, and his Passion and Death laughed at, while the Devil is invoked, worshiped, and adored. To counter this sacrilege, we will host a Eucharistic Holy Hour at the same time. Please set others obligation aside and come to the chapel to pray in reparation and sorrow. Catechesis this week is moved to 8p to accommodate this important time.

See all the news and events for this week, including swing dance lessons and our first Fireside Chat of the year, in the bulletin: Bulletin-2014-09-21

Here’s next week’s Gospel reading to keep in mind throughout the week:

26th Sunday of Ordinary Time (September 28, 2014)

MT 21:28-32

Jesus said to the chief priests and elders of the people:
“What is your opinion?
A man had two sons.
He came to the first and said,
‘Son, go out and work in the vineyard today.’
He said in reply, ‘I will not, ‘
but afterwards changed his mind and went.
The man came to the other son and gave the same order.
He said in reply, ‘Yes, sir, ‘but did not go.
Which of the two did his father’s will?”
They answered, “The first.”
Jesus said to them, “Amen, I say to you,
tax collectors and prostitutes
are entering the kingdom of God before you.
When John came to you in the way of righteousness,
you did not believe him;
but tax collectors and prostitutes did.
Yet even when you saw that,
you did not later change your minds and believe him.”