Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Come Away and Rest - Updates July 17-18
Come Away and Rest Awhile
"I myself with gather my flock," the prophet Jeremiah relays to us today, pointing ahead to Jesus who sees us in our brokenness, exhaustion, and stress.
"Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest awhile," he says to his followers.
We're aren't created for a life of endless stress and busyness, and we aren't called to wander aimlessly without purpose or direction. Christ is the good shepherd who knows us by name and leads us to a place of rest.
We invite you to watch this short video below from
Fr. Stephen Gadberry
a combat war veteran and American Ninja Warrior, from our new series Catholicism 101, to learn more about the Church that offers us a place to rest:
"Let nothing disturb you. Let nothing frighten you. All things are passing away. God never changes. Patience obtains all things. Whoever has God lacks nothing; God alone suffices"
St. Teresa of Avila
Questions for Additional Reflection:
Where is the source of stress in your life?
Where is God calling you to rest?
What is one concrete step you can take this week to create silence to rest and hear the voice of Christ, the good shepherd?
ST. COLUMBA UPDATES - JULY 17-18
Two important projects this summer: replacing the church boilers and upgrading the church sound system. Our boilers are original. The main one is beyond repair. We ran on the back up for two months. New state of the art boilers are now being installed. The upgrade to the sound system will help prevent feedback and enable us to remove the livestream mic set up at the speaker and instead have a direct line. The cost for these projects is about $35,000.00. We are using money from savings as well as the maintenance fund. You are very welcome to make a special donation toward these projects. Thank you!
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
Blood Drive – Friday, July 30 in the school gym from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm. No appointment necessary!
Three Picnics – All Under the Big Tent!
Friday, September 10 – St. Denis-St. Columba School Welcome Back Picnic
Saturday, September 11 – God Squad High School Youth Group Welcome Back Picnic
Sunday, September 12 – Welcome Back Parish Picnic
Father Walter will be away July 18-24.
Father Michael will be away July 25-31.
ADORATION CHANGES THIS WEEK
Adoration is held in the church Monday to Friday from 4:00 – 8:00 pm. We conclude with Compline and Benediction at 7:40 pm.
Due to a Wedding Rehearsal on Thursday, Adoration will begin at 4:30 pm
Due to a Wedding on Friday, there will be No Adoration.
on Saturday, July 17 at 10:00AM