27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

This week, be a voice for the voiceless through Barefoot for Babies or becoming involved in our new pro life initiative. Plus, serve the Church through physical labor at Mary and Martha Morning or MANtenance Day. Get all the details today (and an elementary school game-playing Mother Mary) in this week’s bulletin: Bulletin-2014-10-05

Christ speaks to us through the living word of the Gospel; keep next week’s reading in mind through your trials and triumphs.

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time (October 12, 2014):

MT 22:1-14

Jesus again in reply spoke to the chief priests and elders of the people
in parables, saying,
“The kingdom of heaven may be likened to a king
who gave a wedding feast for his son.
He dispatched his servants
to summon the invited guests to the feast,
but they refused to come.
A second time he sent other servants, saying,
‘Tell those invited: “Behold, I have prepared my banquet,
my calves and fattened cattle are killed,
and everything is ready; come to the feast.”’
Some ignored the invitation and went away,
one to his farm, another to his business.
The rest laid hold of his servants,
mistreated them, and killed them.
The king was enraged and sent his troops,
destroyed those murderers, and burned their city.
Then he said to his servants, ‘The feast is ready,
but those who were invited were not worthy to come.
Go out, therefore, into the main roads
and invite to the feast whomever you find.’
The servants went out into the streets
and gathered all they found, bad and good alike,
and the hall was filled with guests.
But when the king came in to meet the guests,
he saw a man there not dressed in a wedding garment.
The king said to him, ‘My friend, how is it
that you came in here without a wedding garment?’
But he was reduced to silence.
Then the king said to his attendants, ‘Bind his hands and feet,
and cast him into the darkness outside,
where there will be wailing and grinding of teeth.’
Many are invited, but few are chosen.”

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): https://www.tu-catholic.org/podcasts/Fireside%20Purgatory%20Judgment%20Fr%20Donovan.m4a 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.”