Ministry of Music
In order to maintain our tradition of having an extraordinary choir here at Sacred Heart, I ask you to consider adding “Music Minister” to the list of ministries you are involved with at Sacred Heart. Remember you can be a “Lector” and still be in Music Ministry. You can continue to take communion to the sick and shut-ins. You can even leave the choir ranks long enough to distribute when it is your week, and if you wish. Eucharistic ministers, lectors, ushers, greeters, servers, sacristans, and ministers of music are all valuable ministerial roles necessary to complete the Church, the Body of Christ. Please see insert.
Reflection on Scripture
I was never a Boy Scout, but I am told that one of their mottos to live by is “Always be prepared.” Another way of saying this is: “How you live in the present will show how you hope in and are prepared for the future.” In today’s gospel, Jesus offers similar advice. He tells us to live in charity; charity that can only come from faith, so we can be joyful and content in hope. Jesus does not say, “Get on the starting line and tense up waiting for the starting pistol signal.” Rather, Jesus is telling us to be constantly working for the Kingdom of God but not filled with panic as if we do not know how the race will turn out. Through the power of the Eucharist and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, we are never alone in the race; we are never in danger of losing the race, because we are loyal to Christ.
Engage in acts of charity as often as possible. Stay fortified with the graces of the Sacraments. Live ready for Heaven. Then you are prepared.
Readings for the Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jer 38:4-6, 8-10
Theme: Jesus says, “Don’t be disappointed here and now. This is not Heaven. We are awaiting Heaven in an imperfect waiting room called Life.”
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