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PASTOR’S REFLECTION

15 October 2017

Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

In this week’s Gospel, Jesus likens the kingdom of heaven to a king who gave a magnificent wedding feast for his son (Mt 22:1-14). The king prepares a fabulous feast and sends out invitations, but the invited guests refuse to come: “some ignored the invitation and went away, one to his farm, another to his business.” As usual, Jesus’ parables have many applications and levels of interpretation. St. John Paul II connected this parable with our Sunday obligation to attend Mass. The fact is, every Sunday and every Day of Obligation the Lord sends us an invitation to come to the “wedding feast for his son”—the Eucharistic Feast.

Continued…

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Liturgical Roles

Saturday: Oct 21, 5:00 pm

Readers:      Ray Lonick

EM:         Hazel Arruda

Ushers:         John Robert Clemente, Patricia Harbin

Altar Servers:    Brendan, Abby, & Joseph

Sunday: October 22, 8:00 am

Reader:       Tony Lynch

EM:

Ushers:         Aubrey Treakle, Mike Monticello

Altar Servers:   Eric, ShayLynn, John

Sunday: October 22, 10:30 am

Reader:        Len Whitehead

EM:              Jesse Evans

Ushers:          Ron Lloyd, Pat Edwards

Altar Servers:    Danni, Christopher, and Peter

Counters:       Chris & Tina Riley, Thomas Allsbury

Upcoming Events

Sunday, October 15

  • Mass – 8:00 am
  • CCD – 9:10 am – 10:15 am
  • Mass – 10:30 am

Monday

  • Mass – 8:30 am
  • Bible Study – 9:30 am – 11:00 am
  • Legion of Mary – 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
  • KOC Officer’s Meeting – 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Tuesday

  • Mass – 8:30 am
  • Women of Grace – 9:30 am – 11:00 am
  • RCIA – 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Wednesday

  • Mass – 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm
  • Choir Practice – 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Bible Study – 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Thursday

Friday

  • Bazaar Work Day – 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Mass in Dogwood Village – 10:00 am – 10:30 am
  • Mass – 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm
  • Adoration – 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Saturday

  • Confession – 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
  • Mass – 5:00 pm
  • Pregnancy Center BBQ – 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Sunday, October 22

  • Mass – 8:00 am
  • CCD – 9:10 am – 10:15 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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