Monday of the 12th Week in Ordinary Time

Greetings Dear Parishioners and Special Friends:

Welcome to Monday of the 12th Week in Ordinary Time.

What great news we have today.  On Saturday, our life-long parishioner, Tony Campise, was ordained a Permanent Deacon.

Yesterday, Tony assisted at his first Mass as a deacon (our 11:00 am live-stream Mass) and preached his first homily.  He did a wonderful job in both categories.

And…more good news.  Tony has been assigned to serve at St. Thomas!!!!!!!!   Yea.  Thank you Jesus.  We need the help.

So, please keep Tony and his wife, Kim, in your prayers.

Tony is leading our Liturgy of the Word today.  There is a really funny “rookie deacon blooper” at the end of the Liturgy of the Word (which is up and running now on our Facebook page), so be sure to take a look at it today.  It really shows Tony’s humility, as he encouraged me to leave it in and not edit it out.

The readings for today are inserted below.

AND NOW TO BREAKING NEWS:

We are in the process of trying to get all the loose ends tied together and everything confirmed so that we can announce Sunday Masses beginning this weekend in accordance with the Bishop’s Phase 3 announcement.

We are planning to have Masses this weekend at limited capacity and under strict guidelines, and we hope to have the schedule and sign-up link for you as soon as we can get everything firmed up.

Stay tuned for more info.

REMINDER NEWS:

Don’t forget...

  • Thursday Confessions are now from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm (not 6:30).        
  • Beginning this week, our Friday Mass will be at 12:00 noon instead of at 8:00 am.
  • Saturday confessions are now from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

Blessings and peace to all.

Your servant in Christ,

Deacon Ken

Monday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time
June 22, 2020

Reading 1

2 KGS 17:5-8, 13-15A, 18

Shalmaneser, king of Assyria, occupied the whole land and attacked Samaria, which he besieged for three years. In the ninth year of Hoshea, king of Israel the king of Assyria took Samaria, and deported the children of Israel to Assyria, setting them in Halah, at the Habor, a river of Gozan, and the cities of the Medes.

This came about because the children of Israel sinned against the LORD, their God, who had brought them up from the land of Egypt, from under the domination of Pharaoh, king of Egypt, and because they venerated other gods. They followed the rites of the nations whom the LORD had cleared out of the way of the children of Israel and the kings of Israel whom they set up.

And though the LORD warned Israel and Judah by every prophet and seer, “Give up your evil ways and keep my commandments and statutes, in accordance with the entire law which I enjoined on your fathers and which I sent you by my servants the prophets,” they did not listen, but were as stiff-necked as their fathers, who had not believed in the LORD, their God.

They rejected his statutes, the covenant which he had made with their fathers, and the warnings which he had given them, till, in his great anger against Israel, the LORD put them away out of his sight.
Only the tribe of Judah was left.

 

Responsorial

Psalm 60:3, 4-5, 12-13

R. Help us with your right hand, O Lord, and answer us.

O God, you have rejected us and broken our defenses;
you have been angry; rally us!

R. Help us with your right hand, O Lord, and answer us.

You have rocked the country and split it open;
repair the cracks in it, for it is tottering.
You have made your people feel hardships;
you have given us stupefying wine.

R. Help us with your right hand, O Lord, and answer us.

Have not you, O God, rejected us,
so that you go not forth, O God, with our armies?
Give us aid against the foe,
for worthless is the help of men.

R. Help us with your right hand, O Lord, and answer us.

 

Gospel

MT 7:1-5

Jesus said to his disciples:

“Stop judging, that you may not be judged. For as you judge, so will you be judged, and the measure with which you measure will be measured out to you.

Why do you notice the splinter in your brother’s eye, but do not perceive the wooden beam in your own eye?

How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove that splinter from your eye,’ while the wooden beam is in your eye?

You hypocrite, remove the wooden beam from your eye first; then you will see clearly to remove the splinter from your brother’s eye.”