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Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time - June 16, 2013
of the Concluding Rite
Because it is brief and uncomplicated, some people consider the concluding rite to be unimportant and
leave before it even begins
There are no unimportant parts in our Sunday cele-
bration. From the first note of the entrance song to the
final response to the dismissal, all of the elements have
been carefully put together to create a complete
expression of praise and thanksgiving to our God.
It is in the concluding rite that we make the transi-
tion between worship and the world, between liturgy
We have come together to experience the presence
of God in word and sacrament, to take that presence
into ourselves and to be transformed by it. It is in the
concluding rite that we are sent forth to be manifesta-
tions of that divine presence in our own lives and to be
instruments of transformation in the world.
With such an experience and such a mandate, we
should not be rushing for the doors, but eagerly raising
our voices in one last joyful song until we come
together next time to do it all over again.
ABCD – ONE IN FAITH, ONE IN
HOPE, ONE IN CHARITY
JUST A THOUGHT
56 years ago this Sunday, Father Pat McDonnell- a former
Pastor here- was ordained to the Priesthood. In
November 2006, he joined the ranks of those good and
faithful servants who have gone before us to the Lord.
Let us remember Father Pat, and all the wonderful
men who left their homeland to serve the Lord as
priests in foreign lands, by praying for others to "fill
their shoes" as priests.
Why not sign up to accept
the Vocations Cup at Mass as a tribute to them?
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL TRUCK
The St. Vincent de Paul truck is scheduled
to be in our parking lot next weekend,
June 22-23rd, for your donations of gently
used household items, furniture and clothing.
The truck is open for one half hour
before and after each Mass.
HOPE AND FORGIVENESS
There were some interesting conceptions
of sin prevalent in the time of the Hebrew
scriptures. There was the belief that God
punished sin immediately. Those who suffered
disease or misfortune were, therefore,
sinners getting their due from the
Today's first reading hints at another kind
of God. When David admits his sin, Nathan
declares, "The LORD on his part has
forgiven your sin" (2 Samuel 12:13b). Here
was not a vengeful God but a merciful
God. What good news that must have
been to David and those who, like him,
could be honest enough to admit their sinfulness!
Jesus is the good news of God's mercy
and forgiveness incarnate. Without Jesus,
perhaps the Good News would have been
too good to believe, too difficult to imagine.
But there he is in today's Gospel, the
God-man, forgiving a sinner and declaring
that she is forgiven because of her great
There is hope, then, for the rest of us sinners,
if only we love enough!
Rekindle and renew your love for each other on a Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend.
Available June 21-23, 2013.
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To ensure a place, please register at least
two weeks before the weekend.
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July 12-14, 2013
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The weekend will be hosted by Mike “Gomer” Gormely
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Hope to see your there!