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Celebrant for October 17th and 18th is Father Larry Tharp

posted Oct 19, 2015, 6:39 AM by Kathy Middendorf

Convocation for All Active Archdiocesan Priests


The Archbishop has called “Convocation” for all non-retired Archdiocesan priests for Wednesday, October 21.   I will have the regular Mass at 6:30 a.m. at St. Ann and 7:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart.  I will NOT be available to have any funerals or emergency anointing that day.  Attendance in Dayton is required for all active Archdiocesan priests.


Mission Sunday October 18, 2015


Today is designated by the Society for the Propagation of the Faith as World Mission Sunday.  The Church established by Jesus through his Apostles, the Catholic Church, celebrates our mission heritage and remembers that we are called to be missionary supporters.  The message of Jesus is meant for the whole world.


Reflection on Scripture

In Deutero-Isaiah we read the Suffering Servant Songs.  These “Christ like” images are written five hundred years before the birth of Jesus and yet clearly proclaim a humble gentle messiah.    In today’s scriptures they are paired with the New Testament Letter to the Hebrews to show forth the image of Christ as the Suffering Servant “High Priest.”  The Gospel of Mark brings it all together in today’s readings, when Jesus shows us that real leadership in Christ means humility, gentleness, and forgiveness.  Jesus the innocent one comes to die on the cross for all of us, the guilty.  Jesus takes away our guilt and promises us eternal life.


Next Sunday: 

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jer 31:7-9

Heb 5:1-6

Mk 10:46-52

Theme:  Jesus brings sight to the blindness of sin.