Wednesday of the 14th Week in Ordinary Time

Greetings Dear STA Parishioners and Special Friends:

Welcome to Wednesday of the 14th Week in Ordinary Time.  The readings for today are inserted below, and our Liturgy of the Word video is up and running on our Facebook page.

Fr. James Dorman is our celebrant and our homilist today, and we hope you are blessed by his message on the readings for today.  The reflection at the end is a prayer to St. Joseph.

Well, you know this thing has gotten really serious.  They cancelled the State Fair of Texas!  Oh my…what is next?  Poor Big Tex!

Oops…there I go messing with Photoshop again.

In all seriousness, however, this does really emphasize where we are right now and the need for caution.  That decision by the folks in charge of the State Fair of Texas was a major financial decision on their part…tons of money lost and many jobs eliminated…but it was made with care and concern in mind for everyone…patrons and workers alike.

With that said, we are still cautious about the Weekday Masses.

However, I do have some good news today.  At this point in time, we are planning to continue our scheduled Weekday Masses next week, still with the 25 person maximum that we are using this week. We feel that number is a very cautious number.

So, the Masses for next week are now posted and you can Click Here to Sign Up for Weekday Masses.

I will, of course, notify you via email if anything changes, and  you can also keep an eye on the website.

Thank you for your patience and thank you for hanging in there with us. We appreciate your prayers.

Stay blessed and stay safe.

Your servant in Christ,

Deacon Ken

Wednesday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time
July 8, 2020

Reading 1

HOS 10:1-3, 7-8, 12

Israel is a luxuriant vine whose fruit matches its growth. The more abundant his fruit, the more altars he built; The more productive his land, the more sacred pillars he set up. Their heart is false, now they pay for their guilt; God shall break down their altars and destroy their sacred pillars. If they would say, “We have no king”— Since they do not fear the LORD, what can the king do for them?

The king of Samaria shall disappear, like foam upon the waters. The high places of Aven shall be destroyed, the sin of Israel; thorns and thistles shall overgrow their altars. Then they shall cry out to the mountains, “Cover us!” and to the hills, “Fall upon us!”

“Sow for yourselves justice, reap the fruit of piety; break up for yourselves a new field, for it is time to seek the LORD, till he come and rain down justice upon you.”

 

Responsorial

Psalm 105:2-3, 4-5, 6-7

R. Seek always the face of the Lord.

Sing to him, sing his praise,
proclaim all his wondrous deeds.
Glory in his holy name;
rejoice, O hearts that seek the LORD!

R. Seek always the face of the Lord.

Look to the LORD in his strength;
seek to serve him constantly.
Recall the wondrous deeds that he has wrought,
his portents, and the judgments he has uttered.

R. Seek always the face of the Lord.

You descendants of Abraham, his servants,
sons of Jacob, his chosen ones!
He, the LORD, is our God;
throughout the earth his judgments prevail.

R. Seek always the face of the Lord.

 

Gospel

MT 10:1-7

Jesus summoned his Twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits to drive them out and to cure every disease and every illness.

The names of the Twelve Apostles are these: first, Simon called Peter, and his brother Andrew; James, the son of Zebedee, and his brother John; Philip and Bartholomew, Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James, the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddeus; Simon the Cananean, and Judas Iscariot who betrayed Jesus.

Jesus sent out these Twelve after instructing them thus, “Do not go into pagan territory or enter a Samaritan town.

Go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. As you go, make this proclamation: ‘The Kingdom of heaven is at hand.’”