In the Reading from the Book of Sirach

Sir 3:17-18,20,28-29
Humble yourself...and you will find favor with God. The writer of Sirach is a keen observer of his fellow humans. People addicted to pride, full of pretensions, are like actors who constantly play the role of other characters but never their own. They cannot be great in God's eyes.
Humble persons know that they depend entirely on God. "God, in your goodness, you have made a home for the poor(Me).

The Responsorial Psalm is that that we put our trust in Jesus because of his love and kindness and that he has done great things for us, so we should be filled with joy and love for him and to be like him
in your self-giving.

In the Reading, From the Letter to the Hebrews

Heb 12:18-19,22-24a

The Old Testament imagery for the greatness of God consists of clouds, fire, storm, angels, blasting trumpets, thunder, and lightning. This imagery is lavishly used at the manifestation of God on Mount Sinai. People were warned not to break through toward the Lord in order to see him. They might be struck down.
The author of Hebrews refers to this manifestation of God and compares it with the manifestation on Mount Zion, located in heaven, where we will see God without trembling and fear. But coming to this mountain in heaven, meeting God face to face and partaking in his banquet is granted only to the humble.

In the Gospel of Luke

Lk 14:1, 7-14

Jesus relates a parable and a exhortation to his host. The parable is not just a lesson in good table manners. Rather, it refers to the Messianic Banquet of the end time. Attendance depends on the invitation of God. And only those who are humble and in need of salvation will be there.
Are you self-sufficient or in need of God? The exhortation to the host suggests that our acceptance of fellow humans now has something to do with our own acceptance at the Messianic Banquet later

Newsy Notes

Deacon Bob Brazier, CRE


Service Projects for confirmation are completed over the summer
and due at the September meeting after school begins again.

We have created a God is Love Service Project Handbook
that outlines the details of how to complete
this requirement for confirmation.

Service Projects can be done in a group, individually, or with family.

Click below for a copy of the God is Love Service Project Handbook:

After the Project is completed, a Service Project Form
needs to be filled out and turned in at the September group meeting.

Click below for a copy of the Service Project Report Form:

Bring Your Children To Mass?

When Jesus reprimanded the apostles for wanting
to keep children away from Him (see Mt 19:14),
He did not give an age or behavior requirement.

At the baptism of a child, parents and sponsors
promise to teach their children the Catholic faith
and “to bring them up according to
the law of Christ and His Church.”

The Catechism of the Catholic Church reminds us,
“The Sunday celebration of the Lord’s Day
and his Eucharist is at the
heart of the Church’s life” (No. 2177).

This importance is shown in attendance at Mass
and rest from labor, the first of the precepts of the Church.

Click the link below to read why you should bring your children to Mass:

Divine Lord, send your Holy Spirit anew into our hearts and cleanse us from all sin so we may adore and worship you in Spirit and in truth. Create in us a greater love for your Word and a keener desire to serve you and our fellow men. Remove all malice, bitterness, and resentment from our minds, and fill us with your abundant grace. In Christ Jesus our Savior and Friend. AMEN

Address future PSR and Sacramental Preparation Questions to:
Deacon Bob Brazier at
“Lord, I too lack the necessary faith to see the blessings that accompany Your Cross, as well as the many crosses I am given in life. Help me to be purified in my faith so that I can see Your hand at work in all things, even suffering, injustice and persecution. May I see life from Your perspective alone. Jesus, I trust in You."