Tuesday of the 29th Week in Ordinary Time and the Memorial of St. Paul of the Cross

Greetings Dear STA Parishioners and Special Friends:

Welcome to Tuesday of the 29th Week in Ordinary Time and the Optional Memorial of St. Paul of the Cross.  You can find today’s readings if you Click Here for Today's Readings .  (Sorry I forgot them yesterday…it was a long day at the office Sunday.  LOL.)

Yours truly is the celebrant and homilist for today’s Liturgy of the Word, and the reflection at the end of the Liturgy of the Word is a prayer for intercession to Our Lady of Fatima.  The Memorare prayer, by the way, is included in the reflection.

As always, the Liturgy of the Word video can be found on our Facebook page.

Today’s saint is St. Paul of the Cross.  Here’s some info about him as found in the Magnificat:

St. Paul of the Cross

Growing up in Ovada, near Genoa, Italy, Paul lost ten of his fifteen siblings to illness. Yet his devout mother made time to read to her eldest son, sharing with him the writings of the Desert Fathers. At seventeen, Paul felt a call to a life of strict penance. In prayer, he conceived the Rule for a new order: men who would embrace monastic austerity as the foundation for their public proclamation of the Passion of our Lord. Paul and his younger brother John began preaching, and others joined them—the first Passionists. Twelve “retreats,” Passionist religious houses, were founded in his lifetime. Paul died in 1775.

Wow.  Having lost ten of his fifteen siblings to illness, St. Paul must have truly understood what it meant to be prepared for the Lord’s coming as we read in today’s Gospel and discuss in the Liturgy of the Word homily.

I have some important news for you:  Next Tuesday…October 27th…the 9:00 am Confessions at STA have been cancelled.  All of the priests of the Diocese are to be in a meeting with the Bishop, which has caused us to cancel confessions that day. 

Please make a note of that, and I will continue to remind you.  The 6:15 pm Mass will be celebrated as usual.

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And, you can check out our Confession Schedule if you Click Here for Confession Info and Schedules .

I hope you have a blessed day.

Your servant in Christ,

Deacon Ken