Weekly Bulletin & Photos
Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Reading 1 –
2 KGS 5:14-17
PS 98:1, 2-3, 3-4
Reading 2 –
2 TM 2:8-13
“Has none but this foreigner returned to give thanks to God?” (Luke 17:18)
Most of us live “easy” lives. We have food, shelter, and clothing. We go on vacation every year and own a car or two. Most of us take this all for granted. Did you ever notice that people with the least amount of possessions are usually the most grateful? Shouldn’t this be the other way around? Take time every day and thank God for all He has given you.
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This is Why
A prayer of gratitude, even in times of suffering
Lord of Life,
They ask me, why I stop to pray
And why I begin my prayers with thanks
In a world fraught with pain and loss,
with cruelty and injustice.
Sometimes I ask myself this too.
And then I look again
And gratitude fills my heart a new.
Because when somebody is hungry, another is dividing their portion.
When somebody is thirsty, another is digging a well.
When somebody is asking questions, another is opening a book and teaching answers.
When somebody is lost, another is searching.
Because when somebody is cursed, another is blessing.
When somebody is sick, another is giving healing care.
When somebody has been driven from their home, another is making room.
When somebody has despaired of all hope, another struggles on for them.
Because when disaster strikes and people flee, somebody else, against all sense, is running toward the danger.
To reach out a hand, to reach out Your saving hand, to an absolute stranger.
And when somebody dies, somebody else stops to pray and then makes a home for the orphan.
It’s as confounding as it is beautiful.
In this darkened world, where the face of God is veiled
In the midst of calamities, when all instinct speaks of self-preservation,
Somebody still cares for the other
And miracles of compassion abound.
This is why I am thankful.
- Catholic Relief Services
Legacy of Hope
You are invited to a Legacy of Hope Reception. Please RSVP to Kerry at the Pastoral Center – 508-845-6341 or Kerry.firstname.lastname@example.org. The Reception will last for one hour and refreshments will be served. The last reception will be
Tuesday, October 15 at 6:30 pm in the Parish Hall.
Legacy of Hope seeks to raise $32 million over the next 4 years to prepare our faith community for the future. At its heart, this campaign is about creating a legacy by focusing on our parishes, our retired priests, Catholic education, outreach, evangelization, and our beautiful Cathedral. St. Mary’s parish will retain 40% of every dollar raised in our parish campaign effort to be used for our own local needs. Our goal is to make sure every parishioner knows what this campaign is about and how we are being called to participate
Legacy of Hope Campaign Video
No matter where you are in your relationship with God, join us for our next Light of the World Retreat
November 15 - 18, 2019
The Light of the World Retreat provides a time away from the everyday demands of life to nurture and nourish your personal relationship with God. There is no expected response, only the assurance that you are loved by God and accepted just as you are. You need only trust in God’s faithfulness. All are welcome!
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Photos from Last Weekend's Pet Blessing
on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 10:27AM