Monday of the 21st Week in Ordinary Time and the Feast of St. Bartholomew

Greetings Dear STA Parishioners and Special Friends:

Welcome to Monday of the 21st Week in Ordinary Time and the Feast of St. Bartholomew.  The readings for today are inserted below.

Our Liturgy of the Word video is up and running now on our Facebook page, and Deacon Tony Campise is our celebrant and homilist today.  The reflection at the end is our prayer to The Infant Jesus of Prague.

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It was another wonderful weekend of Masses in our beautiful Church at STA.  It seemed to me as though there were a lot of you there this weekend for whom this was your first time back since we had to shut down.  It was so great to see you there.

And, again, thanks to all of you as you were very cooperative in helping us get everyone seated properly in order to keep good social distancing and you were all wearing your masks.  Thank you.

I hope to have next weekend’s Mass signups posted on SignUp Genius later today, so you might want to check it later.  You can find that link on our website in the “Sunday Masses are Back” section.

And, just as a heads-up, next Sunday’s live streamed 10:30 am Mass will be the STA Back to School Mass, so that Mass will most likely fill up rather quickly once it is posted.

Our Weekday Masses this week are all open, so if you would like to attend Mass this week, you need go to the same location on our website (Sunday Masses are Back) for the Weekday Registration link in order to get signed up.

We hope you have a blessed week this week.  Stay safe.

Your servant in Christ,

Deacon Ken

 

Readings for Monday of the 21st Week in Ordinary Time

The Feast of Saint Bartholomew, Apostle

Reading 1

RV 21:9B-14

The angel spoke to me, saying, “Come here. I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.”

He took me in spirit to a great, high mountain and showed me the holy city Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God. It gleamed with the splendor of God. Its radiance was like that of a precious stone, like jasper, clear as crystal. It had a massive, high wall, with twelve gates where twelve angels were stationed and on which names were inscribed, the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel.

There were three gates facing east, three north, three south, and three west. The wall of the city had twelve courses of stones as its foundation, on which were inscribed the twelve names of the twelve Apostles of the Lamb.

 

Responsorial Psalm

PS 145:10-11, 12-13, 17-18

R. Your friends make known, O Lord, the glorious splendor of your Kingdom.

Let all your works give you thanks, O LORD,
and let your faithful ones bless you.
Let them discourse of the glory of your Kingdom
and speak of your might.

R. Your friends make known, O Lord, the glorious splendor of your Kingdom.

Making known to men your might
and the glorious splendor of your Kingdom.
Your Kingdom is a Kingdom for all ages,
and your dominion endures through all generations.

R. Your friends make known, O Lord, the glorious splendor of your Kingdom.

The LORD is just in all his ways
and holy in all his works.
The LORD is near to all who call upon him,
to all who call upon him in truth.

R. Your friends make known, O Lord, the glorious splendor of your Kingdom.

 

Gospel

JN 1:45-51

Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the one about whom Moses wrote in the law, and also the prophets, Jesus son of Joseph, from Nazareth.”

But Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come from Nazareth?”

Philip said to him, “Come and see.”

Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him and said of him, “Here is a true child of Israel. There is no duplicity in him.”

Nathanael said to him, “How do you know me?”

Jesus answered and said to him, “Before Philip called you, I saw you under the fig tree.”

Nathanael answered him, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the King of Israel.”

Jesus answered and said to him, “Do you believe because I told you that I saw you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than this.”

And he said to him, “Amen, amen, I say to you, you will see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.”