Tuesday of the 17th Week in Ordinary Time

Greetings Dear STA Parishioners and Special Friends:

Welcome to Tuesday of the 17th Week in Ordinary Time.

Our Liturgy of the Word video for today, with yours truly as the celebrant and homilist, is up and running now on our Facebook page and I would invite you to check it out.  The readings for today are inserted below for your convenience.

The reflection at the end of the Liturgy of the Word is a prayer of intercession for protection to Our Lady of Fatima…pictured here in our Church…and it includes the Memorare.

Week Day Masses this week continue to be full, but please check often if you are looking to sign up as there are cancellations from time to time.

Week Day Masses for next week are filling up fast, so I would suggest a quick response to get signed up.  Click Here to Sign Up for Weekday Mass .

I still do not have any news for you, unfortunately, on whether or not there will be Masses in the Church this weekend.

There will be…as usual…a live-stream Mass at 10:30 this Sunday, and we know the majority of you will be there online even if we have Masses in the Church.

I think you might agree that our Sunday live-stream Masses have gotten very nice in their presentation…the guys are doing a great job.  We have invested in some better cameras built for the long term, and we plan to keep the live-stream Mass even when we return to Sunday Masses.  Those who are homebound are particularly appreciative.

We hope you are blessed today with today’s Liturgy of the Word.  Have a wonderful day and please stay safe.

Your servant in Christ,

Deacon Ken

Tuesday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time
July 28, 2020

Reading 1

JER 14:17-22

Let my eyes stream with tears day and night, without rest, Over the great destruction which overwhelms the virgin daughter of my people, over her incurable wound. If I walk out into the field, look! those slain by the sword; If I enter the city, look! those consumed by hunger. Even the prophet and the priest forage in a land they know not.

Have you cast Judah off completely? Is Zion loathsome to you? Why have you struck us a blow that cannot be healed? We wait for peace, to no avail; for a time of healing, but terror comes instead.

We recognize, O LORD, our wickedness, the guilt of our fathers; that we have sinned against you. For your name’s sake spurn us not, disgrace not the throne of your glory; remember your covenant with us, and break it not.

Among the nations’ idols is there any that gives rain? Or can the mere heavens send showers? Is it not you alone, O LORD, our God, to whom we look? You alone have done all these things.



Psalm 79:8, 9, 11 AND 13

R.     For the glory of your name, O Lord, deliver us.

Remember not against us the iniquities of the past;
may your compassion quickly come to us,
for we are brought very low.

R.     For the glory of your name, O Lord, deliver us.

Help us, O God our savior,
because of the glory of your name;
Deliver us and pardon our sins
for your name’s sake.

R.     For the glory of your name, O Lord, deliver us.

Let the prisoners’ sighing come before you;
with your great power free those doomed to death.
Then we, your people and the sheep of your pasture,
will give thanks to you forever;
through all generations we will declare your praise.

R.     For the glory of your name, O Lord, deliver us.



MT 13:36-43

Jesus dismissed the crowds and went into the house.

His disciples approached him and said, “Explain to us the parable of the weeds in the field.”

He said in reply, “He who sows good seed is the Son of Man, the field is the world, the good seed the children of the Kingdom. The weeds are the children of the Evil One, and the enemy who sows them is the Devil.

The harvest is the end of the age, and the harvesters are angels. Just as weeds are collected and burned up with fire, so will it be at the end of the age.

The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will collect out of his Kingdom all who cause others to sin and all evildoers. They will throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be wailing and grinding of teeth. Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the Kingdom of their Father.

Whoever has ears ought to hear.”