St. Maximilian Kolbe Renewed Catholic Church
22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time
“Humbly welcome the word that has taken root in you. ~ James 1:21” Millions of Catholics throughout the world will have attended Mass today. Each of them heard the word of God proclaimed in the above Scripture readings. “God’s word is living” (Heb 4:12); it will seek to find a home in each person who heard it. God’s word is seed (Lk. 8:11); it can grow and take root within each person. Using an analogy, this word planted within you resembles a living body within the womb of its mother. The baby, while still an embryo, normally attaches to the mother’s uterine wall and “takes root.” Some mothers
use chemical abortifacients to prevent the baby from take root and grow rapidly. As the baby grows, it can still be aborted surgically, which involves a violent uprooting from the mother’s body.
Did you let the word planted within you from last Sunday take root and grow? What will you do with the word of God planted with in you today?
Since God’s word is living and will thus automatically grow, the question is: will you “humbly welcome the word that has taken root in you” (Jas 1:21) or will you abort the word and expel it from your life? The author of the book of James recommends that the best way to help the word take root is to act on the word and not just hear it (Jas 1:22).
Inside this issue: Mass Intentions
Cards of the Deck
Noah’s Ark Bible Study
Readings for this Weekend:
Deuteronomy 4:12, 6-8
Mass Request Have you wanted to have a Mass said for a love one or someone that is still alive. Now is your chance to request a Mass and a date for it to be offered (some times are not allowed). Please just email the office and request which Mass and who it will be for. Please put “Mass Request” in the subject and share if they are alive or passed on to the reward. Also, an address where the Mass card will be mailed to. Donations: $5.00 may be made via paypal, cash, or credit card.
James 1:17-18, 2122, 27 Psalm 15:2-5 Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23
Through observance of the Lord’s commands, we shall experience the fullness of life. Living in conformity with God’s will frees us from all casuistry about good and evil. We are called to welcome God’s word and to let it take root in our hearts. MASS INTENTIONS & READINGS (Year B)
Dt. 4:1-2, 6-8 Jas 1:17-18, 21-22, 27
Mk 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23
Youth of the World
1 Cor 2:1-5
1 Cor 2:10b-16
1 Cor 3:1-9
1 Cor 3:18-23
St. Maximilian Church
1 Cor 4:1-5
Mt 1:1-16, 18-23
Rom 8:28-30 Sun
Is 35:4-7a Jas 2:1-5
Theme: “Christianity 101: Heirs of God” “And if children, then heirs — heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.” (Romans 8:17)
Have you every wonder how we become heirs of God? What does it take to be the best of the best within our relationship between God, but always between our parents? Youth4Jesus is forming a Bible Study that changes with the current times but always allows you as Teens to express and teach each other while learning more about Christ and the relationship He wants you to have.
Youth4Jesus is age set for middle school right now and will grow into high school. We are forming this group and would love the have about 10 teens to start with, please contact the Parish Office for more information please.
Cards of the Deck T h e "Cards of t h e Deck" is a social club that we are forming right now by taken person’s information so we can plan a date for this group to meet. Anyone who is 50 years old or older is welcome to join us. We play bingo, cards, games, and enjoy each others’ company. Our plan for this group is to meet with our first meeting as a business meeting fol-
Then the second meeting we celebrate the birthdays of our members during that month and then play cards and socialize. Then the third meeting we have a potluck where all the members bring a dish. After the potluck we play cards and socialize. The fourth meeting will be a Mass and offer any prayers and then play g a m e s . When there are five weeks in a month the Mass and prayers are scheduled for that day rather than the fourth Thursday.
If you are seeking companionship and want to meet new people, Please email the Parish Office if you would like to be added to the list and be informed of all the dates and when this Ministry will start.
Noah’s Ark Study Group Calling all COUPLES, two by two! All couples in a relationship, married, or together from ages 18 and up are welcome to see how God's Plan can help you have a healthy understanding of being in a relationship with one another. We will explore many verses in the Bible and have study groups and videos
to become examples for those around us and to grow in our relationship with the Lord. Now signing up for our first meeting to be announced soon. Contact the Parish Office for details.
Religious Education: “Not a Fan” Are you a follower of Christ? Kyle Idleman invites you to take an honest look at your relationship with Christ and name Him the center of your life! This six-session small-group study includes an amazing looking within yourself and your love for Christ and will draw you closer. This study course will run 6 weeks with each course lasting 1.5 hours long. Cost for this study course will be $13.00 for your journal and study book. Please contact the Parish Office to sign up for this amazing study course. This course will max out at 8 people, please register quick. Date is set after we reach the max sits.
22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time
Schedule of Events 9/1—(First Sat); Blessed Virgin
7 / First
9/3—Feast of St. Gregory the
Great; Labor Day 9/8—Mass (Nativity of the Blessed
Virgin Mary) 9/11—Anniversary of the Tragic
Events; “Blue Mass” 9/21—Feast of St. Matthew 9/27—Feast of St. Vincent De Paul 9/29—Feast of Ss. Michael,
Gabriel and Raphael
2 Mass 8:30
2 Mass 8:30
Our Belief We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God and inerrant in the original writings. We believe that there is one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. We believe that the lost and sinful man must be saved, and that man's only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. We believe in and practice the holy ordinance of water baptism, which signifies the believer's death, burial, and resurrection into new life with Christ Jesus, and the regular celebration of Holy Communion as commanded by our Lord. We believe in the present ministry and baptism of the Holy Spirit. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the unsaved; those that are saved into the resurrection of life and those that are unsaved into the resurrection of death. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. Page 4
More Information as we grow.
Monday—Friday morning Mass are privately said unless noted Holy Days & Weekend Masses will be offered and will be announced via email and will start always at the time noted.
Trivia: What is transubstantiation? Answer: Transubstantiation is a doctrine of the catholic Church. The Catechism of the Catholic Church defines this doctrine in section 1376: "The Council of Trent summarizes the Catholic faith by declaring: 'Because Christ our Redeemer said that it was truly his body that he was offering under the species of bread, it has always been the conviction of the Church of God, and this holy Council now declares again, that by the consecration of the bread and wine there takes place a change of the whole substance of the bread into the substance of the body of Christ our Lord and of the whole substance of the wine into the substance of his blood. This change the holy Catholic Church has fittingly and properly called transubstantiation." In other words, the Roman Catholic Church teaches that once an ordained priest blesses the bread of the Lord's Supper, it is transformed into the actual flesh of Christ (though it retains the appearance, odor, and taste of bread); and when he blesses the wine, it is transformed into the actual blood of Christ (though it retains the appearance, odor, and taste of wine). Is such a concept Biblical? There are some Scriptures that if interpreted strictly literally would lead to the “real presence” of Christ in the bread and wine. Examples are John 6:32-58; Matthew 26:26; Luke 22:17-23; and 1 Corinthians 11:24-25. The passage pointed to most frequently is John 6:32-58 and especially verses 53-57, “Jesus said to them, ‘I tell you the truth, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life … For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in him … so the one who feeds on me will live because of me.’” “Roman” Catholics interpret this passage literally, and apply its message to the Lord’s Supper, which they title the “Eucharist” or “Mass.” Those who reject the idea of transubstantiation interpret Jesus’ words in John 6:53-57 figuratively or symbolically. How can we know which interpretation is correct? Thankfully, Jesus made it exceedingly obvious what He meant. John 6:63 declares, “The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life.” Jesus specifically stated that His words are “spirit.” Jesus was using physical concepts, eating and drinking, to teach spiritual truth. Just as consuming physical food and drink sustains our physical bodies, so are our spiritual lives saved and built up by spiritually receiving Him, by grace through faith. Eating Jesus’ flesh and drinking His blood are symbols of fully and completely receiving Him in our lives. The Scriptures declare that the Lord's Supper is a memorial to the body and blood of Christ (Luke 22:19; 1 Corinthians 11:2425), not the actual consumption of His physical body and blood. When Jesus was speaking in John chapter 6, Jesus had not yet had the Last Supper with His disciples, in which He instituted the Lord’s Supper. To read the Lord’s Supper / Christian Communion back into John chapter 6 is unwarranted. For a more complete discussion of these issues, please read our article on the Holy Eucharist.
22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time
St. Maximilian Kolbe Renewed Catholic Church Laurel, Montana Parish Office: email@example.com Parish Number: 520.261.7070 Pastor: Father M.J. Leyden
To minister to hearths through love and acceptance and the word of God, by uniting the Body of Christ thru Prayer and Worship within all we meet, so we can meet in Heaven.
Pastor’s Notes During this week of reflection we look at the start of another school year! Some are forced while others decide to attend. However, the Spirit doesn’t force anyone to attend His school. We could all refuse to not follow Jesus, who if you recall baptizes us in the Spirit (Mk 1:8). We can stifle the Spirit (1 Thes 5:19) by choosing the desires of the flesh rather than those of the Spirit (Gal 5:17). When thinking of which school to enroll in, let me help you by saying drop out of the school of the flesh and enroll in the school of the Spirit. In 1 Jn. 2:27; the Holy Spirit is the our Teacher, he always instructs us in everything and reminds us daily of all that Christ teaches us (Jn 14:26). When you study this year and things start to become hard at school just as Him for help. Remember, Jesus is the Way, and the Life and the Truth (Jn. 14:6) Accept Him at your Creator, ask Him to baptize you in the Spirit. Then go out and “live by the Spirit” and “follow the Spirit’s lead” (Gal. 5:25). Keep in mind that He will guide you if you only ask Him! When we do this our results will be one Heart of the Father, the mind of Christ (1 Cor 2:16), and the words of the Spirit (Mt 10:20). Ending, the Flame of the Spirit teaches us God’s depths, our own gifts to us, and even grows our spiritual vocabulary! JMJ, ~ Fr. M.J.