Wednesday of the 32nd Week in Ordinary Time and the Memorial of St. Maritn of Tours and Veteran's Day
Greetings Dear STA Parishioners and Special Friends:
First of all, on this Veteran’s Day, 2020, I want to say “thank you, Veterans, for serving our country and protecting our freedoms!” We are so grateful to you for your sacrifices. May the Lord give you a special blessing this day which is dedicated to acknowledging your service.
Today is Wednesday of the 32nd Week in Ordinary Time and is the Memorial of St. Martin of Tours. You can read the readings for today if you Click Here for Today's Readings .
Fr. James Dorman is our celebrant and homilist for today’s Liturgy of the Word, which is up and running on our Facebook page. You can easily find our Facebook page if you go to our website and then click on the STA Facebook link at the top of our homepage.
You can also watch our live-stream 10:30 Mass on Sunday there on our Facebook page.
Now…here is some info about our Saint of the Day…St. Martin of Tours…as taken from the Magnificat:
Martin was born in Pannonia (modern Hungary), and became a catechumen at the age of ten. While serving in the Roman army, he met a poor, half-clothed man outside the city gate of Amiens. Martin drew his sword and divided his own cloak in two, giving half to the naked man. That night, he saw Jesus in a vision. “Martin, who is still but a catechumen, gave me this robe,” our Lord told the angels. After this, Martin “flew to be baptized.” After he resigned from the army, he founded a monastic community in Gaul (modern France). In 372, he was elected Bishop of Tours, where he served his flock with great care until his death in 397.
TIME FOR OUR MID-WEEK SUNDAY MASS UPDATE FOR THIS WEEKEND:
As is the usual case by Wednesday, our 10:30 Mass is already full. The 8:00 am is on its way, and the other 2 Masses have plenty of space.
But, as is also the usual case, those available Masses will begin to fill up rather quickly. So, if you are planning on attending Mass with us this weekend, you might go ahead and sign up.
You can sign up for Sunday Mass if you Click Here to Sign Up For Sunday Mass .
Mass attendance during the week is still going nicely. Last night’s Tuesday evening Mass was “sold out.” You can sign up for Weekday Masses if you Click Here to Sign Up for Weekday Mass .
We hope you have a great rest of the week.
Please pray for our Veterans and please pray for our country.
Blessings to all.
Your servant in Christ,