August 2020 archive of Fr John's Weekly Message

August 2020 archive of Fr John's Weekly Message

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 30, 2020

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 8/30/20

Dear Friends,

On this 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, let us each acknowledge the invitation from Jesus to follow Him closely as a disciple, mindful of one condition – to remain steadfast in carrying the cross. In the First Reading, Jeremiah tries mightily to avoid bearing the cross that would ... Read More »

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 23, 2020

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 8/23/20

Dear Friends,

Today we celebrate the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time. Peter’s defining moment, this one utterance that “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God,” merits him a special place in the Gospels and sets him apart from the rest of the crowd. When Jesus asked his disciples, ... Read More »

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 16, 2020

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 8/17/20

Dear Friends,

Congratulations to the children who received their First Communion on Saturday, 15 August 2020! Parents/guardians, thank you for your commitment to continued sacramental preparation in your homes during this unprecedented and challenging time. I am indebted to our Faith Formation team – catechists and staff alike – ... Read More »

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 9, 2020

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 8/09/20

Dear Friends,

Today we celebrate the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time. While daily life is anything but “ordinary” these days and, for so many, filled with fear of the unknown, Jesus in the Gospel invites us to trust in Him. I would ask that you pray and meditate on His words ... Read More »

18h Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 2, 2020

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 8/02/20

Dear Friends,

Today we celebrate the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time. In the Gospel we see Jesus’ heart was moved with pity for the crowd, so he provided them a fantastic feast with the multiplication of loaves. The Psalm (145) for the day says, “The hand of the Lord feeds us; ... Read More »

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