Bulletin for the week of October 12, 2014
Regular Mass and Confession Schedule
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This week's readings
- 12 Sun: 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time—Is 25:6-10a/Phil 4:12-14,19-20/Mt 22:1-14 or 22:1-10.
- 13 Mon: Weekday —Gal 4:22,24,26-27,31- 5:1/Lk 11:37-41.
- 14 Tues: Weekday or St. Callistus I, Pope & Martyr—Gal 5:1-6/Lk 11:37-41.
- 15 Wed:St. Teresa of Jesus, Virgin & Doctor of the Church—Gal 5:18-25/ Ll 11:42-46
- 16 Thurs: Weekday or St. Hedwig, Religious or St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, Virgin— Eph 1:1-10/Lk 12:1-7
- 17 Fri: St. Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop & Martyr—Eph 1:11-14/ Lk 12:1-7
- 18 Sat: St. Luke the Evangelist—2 Tim 4:10-17b/Lk 10:1-9
- 19 Sun: 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time—Is 45:1.4-6/1 Thes 1:1-5b/Mt 22:15-21.
Evangelistic Outreach Event
- Weekly Praise and Worship will held on Tuesday,October 14 at 9:00 p.m. in Christ the King Chapel.
- Festival of Praise will be held on Saturday,November 8 at 7:00 p.m. in the Finnegan Fieldhouse.
Solemn Vespers & Benediction
Solemn Vespers and Benediction will be held on Sunday, October 19 at 7:00 p.m. in Christ the King Chapel.
The Spanish Mass will be held on Thursday, November 13 at 4:45 p.m. in Christ the King Chapel.
The Latin Extraordinary Form - Low Mass will be held on Saturday, October 18 at Noon in Christ the King Chapel.
The Novus Ordo Latin Mass will be held on Tuesday, October 28 at 4:45 p.m. in Christ the King Chapel.
The Latin Extraordinary Form - High Mass will be held on Sunday, October 26 at 4 p.m. in Christ the King Chapel.
World Mission Sunday
Sunday October 19, 2014
Organized by the Propogation of the Faith, is a day set aside for Catholics worldwide to recommit themselves to the Church's missionary activity through prayer and sacrifice.
Annually, World Mission Sunday is celebrated on the next-to-last Sunday in October. As described by Pope John Paul II, World Mission Sunday is "an important day in the life of the Church because it teaches how to give: as an offering made to God, in the Eucharistic celebration and for all the missions of the world" (see Redemptoris Missio 81)
Pope John Paul II has also spoken of the Propogation of the Faith's General Fund of support, calling this a "central fund of solidarity." In a message delivered on a recent World Mission Sunday, the Pope said:"The offerings that will be collected [on World Mission Sunday] are destined for a common fund of solidarity distributed, in the Pope's name, by the Society for the Propagation of Faith among the missions and missionaries of the entire world."
Every year the needs of the Catholic Church in the Missions grow- as new dioceses are formed, as new seminaries are opened because of the growing number of young men, hearing Christ's call to follow Him as priests, as areas devastated by war or natural disaster are rebuilt, and as other areas, long suppressed are opening up to hear the message of Christ and His Church. That is why the involvement and commitment of Catholics from around the world is so urgently needed.
Women's Bible Study
Chosen and Cherished: Biblical Wisdom for Marriage- All women are welcome! This bible study is taking place for 6 consecutive Mondays and started on Monday September 22 at 7:00 p.m at the Hahn home (718 Belleview Blvd.) Rides are available at the Rosary Circle at 6:50 p.m.
Adoration in the Portiuncula
Just a reminder that if we have committed ourselves to a weekly time slot, that commitment should be considered a scared one that should not be taken lightly. Should anyone for any reason, not be able to make his or her time commitment they should make every effort to find their replacement. In that way we will be faithful to the prayer time we have promised to the Lord. A sign in book has been provided in the rear of the Portiuncula, upon your arrival you must sign in by your name and designated time.
Creighton Fertility Care
The Creighton Fertility Care Introductory Session is on Thursday October 16th 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Engaged, married, and single women are welcome. Please call Mary Nelson, CFCP at 740-944-1337, or Stephanie L.S. Rivers, BA, FCP at 740-944-1276 for reservations and location.
Marriage Prep Program
Any engaged couple interested in participating in the Fall Marriage Preparation Program please stop in or contact Pam Salatino at the Chapel Office at 740-283-6276.
The components of the program include:
*Pre- Marriage Inventory: administered by Fr. Shawn Roberson, TOR. This is an on-line program that upon completion, Fr. Shawn will review the results with every couple.
*Pre-Cana Preparation: Catholic Engaged Encounter Weekend: November 21-24, 2014 at the Gilmary Retreat Center in Corapolis, PA.
*Natural Family Planning (NFP) Seminars: Stop in the chapel office for a copy of the NFP choices and dates.
From the University Chaplain…
In the often violent andchaotic world in which we live, it is not unusual to experience stress andfear, to feel vulnerable and restless. Even with the comfort and support of family and friends, there is ayearning in us for something much more reassuring, an affirmation of the valueof life and a sense of its meaning that no one on earth can really give us.
So itis when we realize that we cannot depend upon our own sufficiency, that we aremore likely to open ourselves to God. This does not mean a robbotic, passive capitulation, but a surrenderrooted in loving acceptance and trust. Our decision to surrender to God’s will give meaning and direction to alife of faith.
Thefamous spiritual writer Thomas Merton described his life as “a mystery which Ido not understand...It’s as though I were led by a hand in a night where I seenothing, but can fully depend upon the love and providence of Him who guidesme.”
Anylife surrendered to God needs to be strengthened by prayer. We do not need to express ourselves incomplicated formulas. But with simple ones. And there are times where words are not needed at all. God knows that we want to spend time with himto simply let our souls drink in the strength and support of his presence. We should always think of prayer as anecessary part of our lives, not something we resort to only in times ofdistress or when we may be in the mood. With regularity we need to extract ourselves from everyday cares andoccupations in order to meet God in an intimate, personal way.
Therewill be days when we may pray with no sense of God’s presence and with no senseof being uplifted or inspired. All thegreat saints experienced these moments of dryness. However, even if we experience dryness anddistractions, we can still give ourselves to God’s care- just as we are.
St.Paul tells us: “Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer andsupplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses allunderstanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:6-7).”
Prayerleads us to a greater awareness of our relationship to God, a relationshipwhich is conscious of God’s gifts, and prompts us to thank Him over and overagain for all his gifts and ultimately for the gift of life itself.
Weneed to place our trust in the providential power of God. There will be times when our prayers, said inurgency and distress are not answered in exactly the way we want. But we must be convinced that God alwaysresponds when we ask to grow in faith, hope, and love, to receive the spirit offorgiveness and to gain in generosity to serve others. This type of prayer does not try to channelGod’s will to our needs or to engage Him in bargaining. It affirms our dependence on Him and simplyasks for guidance and help.
CharlesDe Foucauld wrote this wonderful prayer to express his complete abandonmentinto the mystery of God. “Father, Iabandon myself into Your hands; do with me what You will. Whatever You may do, I thank You; I am readyfor all, I accept all. Let only Yourwill be done in me and in all Your creatures- I wish no more than this, O Lord. Into Your hands I commend my soul; I offer itto You with all the love of my heart, for I love You, Lord! And so need to give myself, surrender myselfinto Your hands, without reserve, and with boundless confidence. For You are my Father.” Amen
Sincerely in Christ,
Fr. Dominic Scotto, T.O.R.