Thursday of the 22nd Week in Ordinary Time

Greetings Dear STA Parishioners and Special Friends:

Welcome to our Liturgy of the Word for Thursday of the 22nd Week in Ordinary Time. It is also the Memorial of St. Gregory the Great.

Today’s video is up and running and here is the link to the readings for today: Click Here for Today's Readings.

In today’s Gospel, we continue to be at the Sea of Galilee (called Lake Gennesaret in today’s reading, which is one of its other names.)   As I mentioned on Tuesday, this is one of my favorite places to be in the Holy Land, and I love this story of Jesus…the carpenter…showing those professional fishermen how to do it.

And, clearly, they got the message that He was more than a carpenter.  Simon was so moved that he knelt down and admitted his sinfulness. They were all so moved by what Jesus had done that  they laid down everything and followed Him.  I pray that we are all recognize Jesus’ power and love in our lives and that we are moved each day to that same full commitment to Jesus.

There are still some slots open for tomorrow’s Mass at 8:00 am.  I have added a couple of more weeks of Weekday Masses to the SignUp Genius now, so you can go register for Masses for the next two weeks.

The 10:30 Mass this Sunday, as usual, is very close to being full.  The 8:00 am still has some seats open but it is filling up.  The afternoon Masses, however, are WIDE OPEN.

So, please go to our website (at this link) to register for Weekday Masses and Sunday Masses.  You can also see the Confession Schedules for the week.

Hope you are blessed by the message today.

Your servant in Christ,

Deacon Ken