Parent Teacher Talk

32nd Sunday of Ordinary time


Nov. 6, 2022


Gospel of Luke


Luke 20:27-38







In the Reading from the second Book of Maccabees



2 Mc 7:1-2,9-14 



The First and Second Books of Maccabees relate the persecution of Antiochus Epiphanes, the Syrian ruler of Palestine who tried to impose Greek culture and religion on all subjects of his empire. The orthodox Jews resisted violently. The First Book of Maccabees relates the Jewish revolt. The Second Book offers theological reflections on all that had happened. It has a timeless message for all who suffer for God's sake. 

Note the element of hope in the tragedy of the martyrs in this passage: "It is my choice to die at the hands of men with the hope God gives of being raised up by him." What about your fidelity to the vows of your baptism?  






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. He raises up the lowly from the dust; from the dunghill he lifts up the poor. Our help is from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. The Lord hears the cry of the poor!




In the Reading, From the second Letter of Saint Paul to the Thessalonians



2Thes 2:16-3:5



One of the beautiful elements in the Christian faith is hope for a better future, if not in this life, then in the hereafter. In this passage, Paul first offers a prayer for the young church of Thessalonica: that it be given hope and strength. Then he requires the congregation to pray for him. Finally, he prays for them again, that God may bestow love and constancy. 

Pastor and congregation should pray for one another. We all need hope, strength, love, and constancy. 

 



In the Gospel of Luke




Lk 20:27-38




"Moses wrote for us..."the Sadducees refer to Deuteronomy 25:5-10, the law of the Levirate marriage. The reasons for this law were to provide for the widow, the family name, and the inheritance. But Jesus' opponents are not interested in the legality as this law as such; they want to ridicule Jesus' teaching concerning the resurrection and life everlasting.

Jesus shows himself master of the situation. Those in the hereafter do not marry because they are no longer liable to death. The Sadducees did not believe in the resurrection because they could not find anything about it in the Books of Moses. That is why Jesus refers to Exodus (3:6) which was one of the Books of Moses. The God of the living cares also for you.



Newsy Notes

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Deacon Bob Brazier, CRE



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The 2nd graders will be having their First Reconciliation in Church at 7:00pm


Greetings First Reconciliation Families!


On Wednesday Nov. 9, the 2nd graders will be receiving their sacrament of reconciliation


At least one parent should attend with their child.


We look forward to learning together the treasure

we have in our sacrament of reconciliation.





CONFIRMATION SERVICE PROJECTS


Remember Nov. 13th, Confirmation Class will be held in Faith Formation Room at 11:15



Service Projects for confirmation are to be 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:





SERVICE PROJECT GOD IS LOVE HANDBOOK




After the Project is completed, a Service Project Form

needs to be filled out and turned in at the November 13th group meeting.


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


GROUP SERVICE PROJECT REPORT FORM






Address future PSR and Sacramental Preparation Questions to:

Deacon Bob Brazier at bbrazier@sttm.org



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:



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

Meditations
“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."