From the Pastor's Desk
My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Sometimes our dying to self can lead us, like Elijah in this weekend's First Reading, to say, "Enough; take my life!" It's no easy task to be faithful disciples, to live the Gospel message. It's an even more difficult task for ourselves to teach as Jesus did. If we are to be true to what we are to live and teach, we need a bread that revives us and keeps us from despair. Jesus' words of life bring us such hope and strength.
Our challenge is not to get discouraged, but to hand ourselves over to the nourishment of Word and Sacrament that God offers, a nourishment that carries us surely on life's journey toward eternal life. This weekend's Gospel assures us that we have all we need to come to eternal life. The one stipulation given is that we have belief. This doesn't mean simply an intellectual assent to the reality and truth of Jesus' Word and bread. It means that we must declare in deed that we listen to Jesus and accept the strength He offers. In us, Word, belief, bread, and life, all converge when we listen and do.
Just a reminder that Wednesday August 15th is the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and a Holy Day of Obligation. Masses for the Holy Day are Tuesday, August 14th at 7:00 PM at Saint Catherine of Siena Church in Clayton and on Wednesday, August 15th at 9:00 AM and 7:00 PM at Nativity Church, Franklinville.
May Saint Michael the Archangel protect, defend, guide, and intercede for us always!
Monday: 12 noon to 4 PM
Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
In the case of an EMERGENCY when the Rectory Office is closed, please call 856-881-9155.
Liturgical & Sacramental Schedule
Monday at 9 AM - Saint Catherine of Siena
Tuesday at 9 AM - Nativity
Wednesday at 9 AM - Nativity
Friday at 9 AM - Nativity
Saturday at 9 AM - Saint Catherine of Siena
Weekend Mass Schedule
Saturday at 4 PM (Vigil) - Nativity
Sunday at 8 AM - Saint Catherine of Siena
Sunday at 10:45 AM - Nativity
Saturday: 3 - 3:30 PM
(*or by appointment)
Holy Day Mass Schedule:
Vigil (night before) at 7 PM - Saint Catherine of Siena
Holy Day at 9 AM - Nativity
Holy Day at 7 PM - Nativity
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