St John Baptist de LaSalle

 

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St John Baptist de LaSalle Catholic Church

September 29, 2022

Gospel Reading For September 29

JOHN 1:47-51

When Jesus saw Nathanael coming he said of him, ‘There is an Israelite who deserves the name, incapable of deceit.’ ‘How do you know me?’ said Nathanael. ‘Before Philip came to call you,’ said Jesus ‘I saw you under the fig tree.’ Nathanael answered, ‘Rabbi, you are the Son of God, you are the King of Israel.’ Jesus replied, ‘You believe that just because I said: I saw you under the fig tree. You will see greater things than that.’ And then he added ‘I tell you most solemnly, you will see heaven laid open and, above the Son of Man, the angels of God ascending and descending.’

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This Week’s Readings

Wednesday September 28, 2022

Reading 1, Job 9:1-12, 14-16

Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 88:10-15

Gospel, Luke 9:57-62

Thursday September 29, 2022

Reading 1, Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14
Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 138:1-2, 2-3, 4-5
Gospel, John 1:47-51

Friday September 30, 2022

Reading 1, Job 38:1, 12-21; 40:3-5
Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 139:1-3, 7-10, 13-14
Gospel, Luke 10:13-16

Saturday October 1, 2022

Reading 1, Job 42:1-3, 5-6, 12-16
Responsorial Psalm, 119:66, 71, 75, 91, 125, 130
Gospel, Luke 10:17-24

St John Baptist de LaSalle Catholic Church

News and Notes

 

 The Annual Apple festival will be on October 1st this year in downtown North Wilkesboro. 

On October 16th, there will be a breakfast at the church. We will be selling tickets. It will be downstairs starting at 9AM

 

Our church website is being updated. Please

contact Adam (336) 262-5869 If you have any

feedback or if you need him to help you with any

volunteer work. Adam does not accept any forms

of payment.

 

RCIA will begin Oct 9th in the rectory across from the church. For people who are seeking baptism into the Catholic church, converting from another faith, or are interested in receiving the Eucharist or confirmation, Speak with Ann Stone.

 

Father John and Ann Stone have tested negative for covid now and have recovered. Thank you all for your prayers.

Opportunities for   worship and service

Wednesday Mass in English 11AM
Saturday Vigil in English 4:00 PM
Sunday Mass in English 11:15 AM

Horarios de Misa Lunes Martes y Jueves en Español 6:30 PM Horario de domingo en español: 1:00PM

 

Adoration Thursday 7:00 PM

Adoration Sunday6:00AM

Reconciliation Saturday 3:00 PM

 

Jueves de Adoración 7:00 PM

Domingo de Adoración 6:00 AM

Reconciliación Sábado 3:00 PM

September 29, 2022

Parish Calendar

 Oct-Dec   

October 1st-Apple festival (Downtown)

October 9th-Right Of Christian Initiation begins

October 16th-Knights of Columbus Breakfast

November 2nd- Day of the dead- (Downtown)

November 24th-Thanksgiving Celebration (Church)

December 12th-Lady of Guadalupe Celebration (Church)

December 16-23 Las Posadas (Church)

Lectors/EME Schedule

    Saturday 9/24/22 4:00pm Mass 

    Veronica Anthony (L) Mary White (EME)

    Sunday 9/25/22 11:15am Mass 

     Judy Gorich (L) Sabrina Caudill (EME)

     Saturday 10/1/22 4:00pm Mass 

     Katie Potter (L) Kathy Stutzman (EME)

    Sunday 10/2/22 11:15am Mass 

      Mark Davis (L) Bertha Mora (EME)

Protecting Against Spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

 With positive cases of the virus confirmed within our region, St. John's has taken steps to prevent its further spread: 

• Refrain from shaking hands during the Sign of Peace.

• Refrain from holding hands during the Lord’s Prayer.

• Prayerfully consider receiving the Holy Eucharist only in your hands instead of on the tongue.

• Priests and EMEs are using hand sanitizer near the sanctuary to cleanse hands before and after Holy Communion.

• We have ceased distribution of the Precious Blood.

• We have removed holy water from the fonts.

• Anyone who is ill, or suspects they are ill, should not come to Mass.

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Living how Jesus showed us

When I was homeless in Wilkesboro, I was struck with how different it was then anywhere I had ever been homeless before. I had always been homeless in the city, where there were an abundance of resources and services to help the homeless function, if they were sober and aware enough to take advantage of them. This small town didn't even have a soup kitchen, no homeless center to groom yourself and wash your clothes. It did have a shelter, but it stayed packed and was only available for a short amount of time throughout the year. I thought I understood what it was like to be homeless, heck I was a veteran at the that point, but being homeless in a small town is its own animal. Suffice it to say I was vastly unprepared. It was the end of February; the temperatures were still cold enough to chill the bones. The rain came occasionally, and my mediocre jacket was no match for the bite of the wind that blew most days as I constantly walked in a somewhat ineffectual attempt to warm myself. My first night was horrible, and while I tried to sleep a prayer came to my head like it had been sent from somewhere else. I said, "Father, please give me a place to lay my head." These were words that I had read but had very little idea of the context of. Needless to say, I found a rather fortuitus place to stay the very next day. 

Jesus lived a life of poverty, he eschewed wealth and earthly comforts, as we should today. He wanted his followers to know that to follow him meant that they would as well. There was no mansion, no throne and no life of leisure or comfort awaiting them, only service to the Father and a share in his earthly suffering. Jesus was functionally homeless as I had been. I believe that we are still called to live the life that Jesus lived, eschewing wealth and earthly comforts as much as much as possible. I would love to live that way and if I didn't love my wife and kids, I would happily lock myself away in a monastery for the rest of my days. I don't believe that God intends for us to be homeless, but rather to live a life focused on him as opposed to building wealth.  If we build up our house here on earth, we may not focus on building our house in heaven. We can't have competing love. Live your life embracing the bare minimum and don't be afraid of a little suffering or hardship. The reward for a life of struggle now, is eternal peace with God. God bless you all, Adam.