Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time: You Are the Christ! & Updates - NO BULLETIN!
You Are the Christ!
are you? Not what you do, not what are your strengths or hobbies or attractions; who are you? Where do you put your identity?
Jesus doesn't ask his followers, "What do people think of me?" or "Do people like me?" He asks, "
do people say that I am?" It's a question that cuts to the heart of his identity and whether his disciples have connected the dots or not.
"You are the Christ!" Peter exclaims. Against the backdrop of Caesarea Philippi, the villages named to given honor to Caesar, Peter affirms that Jesus is the true King, the one who unite the nations and usher in the Kingdom of Heaven.
Watch this short video below from
from our new series Catholicism 101, to hear more on how God calls us to put our love into action through our vocations:
“One cannot desire freedom from the Cross when one is especially chosen for the Cross.”
St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)
Questions for Additional Reflection:
All love requires sacrifice. In your own vocation, what have you sacrificed in order to love?
Do you believe that Jesus is indeed the Christ, the Lord of All?
Where do you struggle to give God authority in your life?
ST. COLUMBA UPDATES - SEPTEMBER 11-12, 2021
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PRAYER AT GROUND ZERO – POPE BENEDICT AND POPE FRANCIS
O God of love, compassion, and healing,
look on us, people of many different faiths
who gather today at this site,
the scene of incredible violence and pain.
We ask you in your goodness
to give eternal light and peace
to all who died here—
the heroic first-responders:
our fire fighters, police officers,
emergency service workers, and
Port Authority personnel,
along with all the innocent men and women
who were victims of this tragedy
simply because their work or service
brought them here on September 11, 2001.
We ask you, in your compassion
to bring healing to those
who, because of their presence here that day,
suffer from injuries and illness.
Heal, too, the pain of still-grieving families
and all who lost loved ones in this tragedy.
Give them strength to continue their lives
with courage and hope.
We are mindful as well
of those who suffered death, injury, and loss
on the same day at the Pentagon and in
Our hearts are one with theirs
as our prayer embraces their pain and suffering.
God of peace, bring your peace to our violent world:
peace in the hearts of all men and women
and peace among the nations of the earth.
Turn to your way of love
those whose hearts and minds
are consumed with hatred.
God of understanding,
overwhelmed by the magnitude of this tragedy,
we seek your light and guidance
as we confront such terrible events.
Grant that those whose lives were spared
may live so that the lives lost here
may not have been lost in vain.
Comfort and console us,
strengthen us in hope,
and give us the wisdom and courage
to work tirelessly for a world
where true peace and love reign
among nations and in the hearts of all.
Our student cantors will practice every Thursday from 3:00 – 4:00 pm. Adoration will not start before 4:00 pm.
on Saturday, September 11 at 10:00AM