Announcements & Resources
- 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Bulletin Shorts, free to use
Mass Readings | Deny. Take. Follow. On the long journey to Jerusalem, Jesus clarifies that following the Christ (Peter’s response to Who am I?) requires denying self, taking up the cross, and following. Saint James helps make this clear with the need for mercy activity. Reread the Second Reading each day this week.
- Clothe the naked. What will I do?
- Feed the hungry. What will I do?
- Shelter the homeless. What will I do? (Source: Diocese of Springfield)
- Resources for children: 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time
- Gospel Reflection: Peter didn’t want to hear this part of the Good News of Jesus. But Jesus said that we have to accept all of it to be his followers, both the cross and the glory of the Resurrection. Jesus set an example for all his disciples to follow. He loved us so much that he was willing to suffer and die for us.
- Children's Sunday Liturgy for the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time
- Children's Liturgy weekly leaflet for leaders or parents by CAFOD, with gospel reflection, intercession & activity suggestions)
- Children's Liturgy at home for leaders or parents - by Catholic Children's Liturgy
- Children's Liturgy of the Word with Miss Heidi (Catholic TV)
- Does your parish have online Sunday program for children? If so, please share it with email@example.com
- State's bishops 'celebrate every life saved' by Texas abortion law
The “Texas Heartbeat Act,” signed into law in May and effective Sept. 1, prohibits abortions after the detection of a fetal heartbeat, which can occur as early as six weeks into pregnancy. The law only includes exceptions for medical emergencies. Bishops around the country reacted with praise to a Texas law banning abortions after the detection of a fetal heartbeat, and noted that women experiencing a crisis pregnancy have resources available, instead of abortion. Read more
- Cardinal Sako says Pope Francis’ historic visit changed Iraq
A cardinal said on Tuesday that Pope Francis’ historic visit to Iraq in March had a profound impact on the country. Delivering his testimony at the 52nd International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, Hungary, on Sept. 7, Cardinal Louis Raphaël Sako explained that the pope’s trip had changed the atmosphere in the Middle Eastern country. Read more
- Three Christian leaders release first-ever joint statement on environment | For the first time in history, the three most influential Christian leaders in the world have released a joint statement. The missive, “A Joint Message for the Protection of Creation,” was signed by Pope Francis, Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby. Together, the trio are responsible for the religious guidance of about 1.6 billion Christians. Read more
- Totus Tuus - Rosary Making
Totus Tuus lay association group (home parish at Holy Spirit, Calgary) makes and distributes rosaries all around the world. If you are interested in getting involved with this activity, please contact Marta at firstname.lastname@example.org | More information here
- Fatherhood & Forgiveness
In this podcast, Devin Schadt shares his deep and really incredible stories about painful moments in his life related to his conversion, his experience of learning to embrace his fatherhood, and the incredible story of forgiving the medical professionals who contributed to his daughter’s disability. You can watch the interview here, or listen to the podcast here
- A discernment checklist for business leaders
A document titled “Vocation of the Business Leader: A Reflection,” produced by the Vatican’s Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, offers a helpful examen for business leaders. Many of the questions are useful for anyone in the business world. Summarized in bullet forms for you here
- Anglican bishop resigns to join Catholic Church
An Anglican bishop has resigned to join the Catholic Church, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby announced last Friday. Bishop Jonathan Goodall is the first Church of England bishop in a decade to convert to Catholicism. Read more
- Reminder: Used Book Sale at Holy Spirit Parish - Sep 18
Holy Spirit CWL is delighted to once again hold our popular Used Book Sale on Saturday, Sep. 18 from 9 am to 3 pm. Funds raised support scholarships and educational opportunities. All books are 50¢ each. You are invited to drop off your gently used books at Holy Spirit Catholic Church beginning August 15. Note: NO textbooks, encyclopedias or magazines.