Please consider becoming a member of the Michael Flohr Council. We can do even more with your help. Please contact Nick Moramarco at firstname.lastname@example.org or (509) 520-8226 for more information or visit www.koc766.org.
Why is the psalm called “responsorial?” In a certain sense, the psalm is a response to the first reading. The name, however, derives from the fact that it is in an antiphonal “call and response” format. It is representative of the dialogical nature of the liturgy itself, sort of a “conversational” form of prayer. This is why it is important to use musical settings that honor that format, rather than hymns that are based on psalms, but which have no repeated antiphon.
In today’s Gospel, Jesus asks the rich young man to give away all that he has in order to have treasure in heaven. But he is unable to free himself from his possessions, and so he goes sadly away. Does what I own keep me from following, Jesus?
On Tuesday, October 20th, beginning at noon, Bishop Thomas Daly will host another one-hour live edition of “Time with the Bishop” on Sacred Heart Radio, KTTO 970 AM in Spokane. Please call with questions and comments and interaction with Bishop Daly at 509-327-3695 or email to email@example.com.
Catholic Daughters is having their next business meeting this Tuesday, October 6th in the John of the Cross room at St. Patrick’s. Rosary at 6:30 pm with meeting at 7:00pm.
When the Gospel Acclamation is begun, we all stand. We stand to honor Christ, whose word is being proclaimed. We stand because that is the stance of being at attention and ready to respond to God’s word. We stand in reverence and in praise and gratitude.
Women of Faith—a gathering of women for education and faith sharing, starts October 22, with a 9 week DVD series, “The Early Christians”, which meets at St. Patrick’s in the St. John of the Cross room, from 1-3 on Thursday. Please contact St. Patrick’s office to sign up.
On Saturday, October 10, pro-life Americans throughout the country will gather at Planned Parenthood locations nationwide to protest the abortion giant’s practice of aborting babies and selling their body parts. Come join us help put a stop to this company’s assault on the dignity of women and children.
Volunteers are needed at the American Cancer Society Cancer Resource Center located at Providence St. Mary Regional Cancer Center:
- Road to Recovery drivers willing to drive patients who need help with transportation to and from their treatments. Drive only when a request fits your schedule.
- ACS Cancer Resource Center (CRC) volunteers willing to work with cancer patients in a four-hour shift once a week. The CRC volunteers provide educational materials, wigs, hats, and scarves, as well as assist access to other ACS programs, including a skin care/makeup class, gas cards, lodging, and rides to treatment. A training class will be held in September.
You can make a difference in the lives of those going through cancer.
For more information, call Jean Carwile Masteller, the CRC chair, at 509-525-4264 or call the CRC at 509-529-8930.
The psalms in the Old Testament were written as songs. Some even have notes about instrumentation. They are poetic prayers that were used in worship by the community and by individuals. As poetry they express the whole gamut of human feeling: joy, sorrow, pain, gratitude, anger, praise. The psalms teach us that there is no feeling that we cannot bring to our God. We can stand honestly before God to express ourselves and know that God listens and understands. We have the examples of the Old Testament psalmist before us. The psalms have traditionally been attributed to David, but were actually written over a period of about 1,000 years. David is considered to be the primary author and compiler.
Pope Francis’ words on refugee crisis: “We must not be taken aback by their numbers, but rather view them as persons, seeing their faces and listening to their stories, trying to respond, as best we can, in their situation.” CRS is providing food and medical care for some of the millions of desperate refugee families fleeing persecution and death in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. Donate online by going to Catholic Relief Services.
Your contributions are making a big difference in the lives of our brothers and sisters in Guatemala, helping support a preschool, religious education, a radio station medical care, etc. Many choose to make a monthly donation. St. Patrick’s: Use your special Guatemala envelope in October.
The phrase in today’s psalm, “May you see your children’s children,” is really a prayer for a long life. The good steward knows that every day is a gift from God, to be lived with joy and thanksgiving. “May the Lord bless us all the days of our lives.”
Please join us in welcoming Father Nicks, Father Gaines and Father Ratuiste to the community.
This a great opportunity to share fellowship with them and your Catholic neighbors.
A potluck meal with pulled pork sandwiches and drinks provided will be served at 6:00 pm. Bring a salad, chips or dessert to share.
Please contact event coordinator Kathy Garbe and let her know to set a plate for you and your family at 509-394-2493.
After the second reading and a brief period of silence, the cantor begins the Gospel Acclamation. During most of the year this is an “Alleluia,” a song of praise to greet the Lord present in the Good News. Alleluia is a joyful word of praise and is used throughout the year, except during Lent. During Lent the Alleluia is suppressed. In a sense we fast from it throughout this season of preparation for Easter so that it may sound forth with renewed energy at Easter. Instead we sing, “Praise to you Lord, Jesus Christ, King of Endless Glory” or a similar acclamation of praise. The Gospel Acclamation is supposed to be sung. If it is not sung, it is to be omitted.
October 17 Creation Fair POSTPONED to November 21, 1-4 pm, Assumption. Bishop Skylstad will present his slide show, “The Columbia River Watershed: Caring for Creation and the Common Good”. Local residents and groups will present information about their projects which benefit the Earth and the community. Reception to follow. Please contact Beth, 529-0216, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you would like to tell us about your pro-earth activities.
Needed men’s clean, gently used jeans. Christy at United Way is stocking for the winter. Please drop off at the United Way office at the Chamber of Commerce across from the Post Office.
St. James warns in today’s second reading that those who hoard their wealth and live only for themselves will be condemned. But in the Gospel, Jesus assures us that all who give of themselves for His sake will be rewarded.