Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time – August 20, 2017

O'Leary Wedding Anniversary
Today’s mass intentions were to celebrate the sixth wedding anniversary of Collen & Ben O”Leary (shown above) and for the health of John Tivenna.


Is 56:1. 6-7

Ps 67:2-3,5, 6, 8

Rom 11:13-15, 29-32

Mt 15:21-28

Processional Hymn: All the Ends of the Earth

Preparation of Gifts: Lead Me Lord

Communion: There Are Many Rooms

Recessional; A Rightful place

St. Elizabeth’s Guild request prayers for Vicki Gonzales and her family and loved ones coping with the critical illness of her son.

From the bulletin:

“The woman who was sick took a risk when she furtively touched the hem of Jesus’ cloak: she risked being ridiculed. But she risked: because she wanted to be cued, she wanted to reach Jesus. Remember the Canaanite woman: women risk more than men do! That’s true: they are better at it! We have to admit that…

Do I take risks, or do I follow Jesus according to the rules of my insurance company?…Do I put my faith in Jesus/ Do I entrust my life to Jesus? Am i walking behind Jesus even if sometimes i seem ridiculous? Or am I sitting still, watching what others are doing?

Pope Francis

Homily, Mass in Chapel of Santa Maria

January 13, 2017

Floral arrangement by Sue Poirier, seen above with her grandchildren.


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