We all know that after Thanksgiving comes Black Friday and Cyber Monday…but did you know about #GivingTuesday? #GivingTuesday is a national social media movement that encourages people to come together to give back. One way you can give back during this holiday season, is to support the Christmastime activities of our Newman Center students… they volunteer, gather together for social and faith-based events, and even raise money to support local non-profit initiatives. Show your support and make a gift to TU Catholic’s #GivingTuesday campaign!
Sunday Mass resumes today: Mass at 8p, Confessions 6:45-7:45p. This Sunday we celebrate the Baptism of the Lord. Why did Jesus need to be baptized, you ask? Check out this week’s Are You a BA? section of the bulletin for a rock-solid answer: Bulletin-2013-01-13.pdf.
Finally, we leave you with the Gospel passage for next Sunday:
There was a wedding at Cana in Galilee,
and the mother of Jesus was there.
Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the wedding.
When the wine ran short,
the mother of Jesus said to him,
“They have no wine.”
And Jesus said to her,
“Woman, how does your concern affect me?
My hour has not yet come.”
His mother said to the servers,
“Do whatever he tells you.”
Now there were six stone water jars there for Jewish ceremonial washings,
each holding twenty to thirty gallons.
Jesus told the them,
“Fill the jars with water.”
So they filled them to the brim.
Then he told them,
“Draw some out now and take it to the headwaiter.”
So they took it.
And when the headwaiter tasted the water that had become wine,
without knowing where it came from
— although the servers who had drawn the water knew —,
the headwaiter called the bridegroom and said to him,
“Everyone serves good wine first,
and then when people have drunk freely, an inferior one;
but you have kept the good wine until now.”
Jesus did this as the beginning of his signs at Cana in Galilee
and so revealed his glory,
and his disciples began to believe in him.
Holy smokes, that was a fun Christmas party! Thank you to all who came. We were very happy to have you! Also, a big thank you to everyone who pledged money in the auction – we raised over $4600 for a TU Physical Plant worker and mother of three children all under 5 years old. Their home and all their belongings were lost in a ﬁre, and unfortunately they did not have the proper insurance. Thank you!