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PASTOR’S REFLECTION

13 August 2017

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

   We have all experienced the bodily sensation of hunger and thirst. When our bodies are in need of nourishment they instinctively cry out to us: “Feed me!” In the Readings for the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Jesus uses the analogy of physical hunger to elucidate an even more important human need-the need for spiritual nourishment. If we do not nourish our bodies physically, we die physically; if we do not nourish our souls spiritually, we die spiritually. Unfortunately, in our society there seems to be an epidemic of spiritual malnutrition and in fact, many people walk around in perfect physical health yet remain spiritually dead.

Continued…

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Liturgical Roles

Saturday: August 19, 5:00 pm

Readers:      Daniel Strogis

EM:         Hazel Arruda

Ushers:         John Robert Clemente, Tom McDonnell

Altar Servers:    Isaac, Adrian, Shaylynn

Sunday: August 20, 8:00 am

Reader:       Jesse Evans

EM:               Louise Monticello

Ushers:         Romie Powell, Mark Hogan

Altar Servers:   Abby & Joseph, Brendan

Sunday: August 20, 10:30 am

Reader:         Daphne

EM:              Karen Primeau

Ushers:          Craig Lawson, Scott Johnson

Altar Servers:    Grace, Jackson, Jamie

Counters:        John & Carol Keeney, Jesse

Upcoming Events

Sunday, August 13

  • Mass – 8:00 am
  • Mass – 10:30 am

Monday

  • Mass – 8:30 am
  • Legion of Mary – 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
  • Vigil Mass of the Assumption 7:00 pm

Tuesday

  • Mass – 8:30 am
  • Mass of the Assumption 12:15 pm
  • Mass of the Assumption 7:00 pm

Wednesday

  • Mass – 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm

Thursday

Friday

  • Mass in Dogwood Village – 10:00 am – 10:30 am
  • Mass – 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm

Saturday

  • Confession – 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
  • Mass – 5:00 pm

Sunday, August 20

  • Mass – 8:00 am
  • Mass – 10:30 am

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Contact Information

14414 St. Isidore Way

Orange, VA 22960-2573

(540) 672-4933

stisidore2001@gmail.com

Father Staples’ direct email: stisidore.frstaples@gmail.com

Weekend Mass Schedule

  • Saturday evening: 5:00 pm
  • Sunday morning: 8:00 am and 10:30 am

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