This Week's Sunday Mass

November 18, 2018: 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Presider: Bishop Emeritus Richard Sklba
Choir: St. James

TEXT FROM THE GOSPEL AND HOMILY

The Lord be with you. And with your spirit.

A reading from the thirteenth chapter of the Holy Gospel according to Mark. Glory to you o Lord.

Jesus said to his disciples, therefore also to us, "In those days, after that tribulation the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light and the stars will be falling from the sky, and even the powers of the heavens will be shaken. And then they will see 'the son of man coming in the clouds' with great power and glory, and then he will send out the angels and gather all his chosen ones his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the end of the sky. Learn a lesson from the fig tree. When its branch becomes tender and sprouts leaves, you know that summer is near. In the same way, when you see these things happening, know that he is near, that he's at the gates. Amen, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things have taken place. Heaven and earth, they will pass away, but my words will never pass away. But of that day, and that hour, no one knows neither the angels in Heaven nor the Son, but only the Father."

Sisters and brothers, the Gospel of the Lord. Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ.

Dear friends. A greeting I use wherever I am a reminder we are all each in our own time, newcomers to this part of the world all of us. And as each group brings its own blessings, then we recognize and welcome them, then I always say, "Dear friends" our gospel today is intended to offer encouragement at the end of history when the whole world is turned inside out and upside down, when all our human efforts and all our accomplishments fall in profound respect before the greatness and goodness of God, this gospel reminds us that everything is submissive to the will of God. The reference to the sun darkened, the stars falling, is not to terrify us, but its intended to remind us that God will make a new Heaven and a new earth that absolutely everything will be renewed and that God will come in a new and fresh way so that each and every one of us will shine like precious jewels forever. It’s a reminder that everything will be renewed by God's power. That's the good news of today's celebration. As we come to the end of the liturgical year.

Entrance: Shall We Gather At the River

Psalm: You Are My Inheritance, O Lord

Preparation: instrumental
Communion: Remember Me

Sending Forth: Soon and Very Soon
Text: Andraé Crouch, b. 1942
Tune: SOON AND VERY SOON, 12 12 12 14; Andraé Crouch, b.1942
© 1976, Crouch Music/Bud John Songs, admin. at EMICMGPublishing.com

Mass of Saint Ann
Text from the English translation of The Roman Missal, © 2010, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved. Music © 2011, World Library Publications.
Contributors: Ed Bolduc
Tune: Music © 2011, World Library Publications

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