THIRTEENTH SUNDAY IN OT
First Reading: 1 King 19:16b, 19-21
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 16:1-2, 5, 7-8,9-10,11 Second Reading: Galatians 5:1, 13-18 Gospel Reading: Luke 9:51-62
Reflection: We are now resuming the Ordinary Time of our liturgical celebrations after navigating into liturgical seasons of Lent and Easter as well as the celebration of solemnities of the Most Holy Trinity and The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi). This Sunday we celebrate the 13th Sunday of the Year. During this Ordinary Time the liturgical colors will be green. In today’s Responsorial Psalm, we have responded, “You are my inheritance, O Lord.” In our day-to-day life we talk about inheritance in so many levels. An inheritance can be material or non-material things which is being passed on from one generation to another usually from the older generation to the younger within the family. In our social practices, the process of granting inheritance (especially material) may be completed after the death of the older generation but in terms of other things the process may be on going. Apart from material things, we inherit from the older generations things like genes, language, customs, believes, values, attitudes to mention but a few. Within this form of inheritance, we are easily identified to our older generations since we are heirs of all what they are. When God is identified as our inheritance, this means that God is the giver of all what we are and all what we have. God has shared with us all what He is in the precious works of creation, redemption, and sanctification. He has created each one of us in his own image and invited each one of us as co-creators as we participate in the works of taking care of our mother earth. He has sent into the world his only begotten son to remind and teach us that we are still God’s own children even after falling into sin. He has sent to us the Holy Spirit who continue to assist us to carrying on the Gospel of Christ to the ends of the earth without get tired until that day when Jesus returns the second time in glory. So we are heirs of God’s identity as we live in our daily life. Let’s acquaint ourselves with today Gospel scenario where Jesus’ disciples reacted harshly towards a Samaritan village, which would not welcome them. They requested Jesus, “Lord, do you want us to call down fire from heaven to consume them?” Jesus turned and rebuked them. In the center of Jesus’s teaching we find the teaching of forgiveness. He invites us to pray for those who persecute us, and not taking revenge to those who hurt us. As followers of Christ, as God’s children, we are called to inherit those beliefs, attitudes and values which will always identify us to God in such a way the world will easily say, truly these are children of God. “You are my inheritance, O Lord,” Yes! Amen! Fr. Severine.
First Holy Communion
May 1, 2022 at 9:15am Mass
Our First Communion Candidates:
Breonna Barbano Riley Chimber
Marielle Davis Sophia DeSantis
Emma Gumpper Frederick Harmon
Raelynn Johnson Mary Grace Kuehner
Alina Ladouceur Charlotte MacDonough
Payton Marx Logan McEneny
Lucas Meyerhofer Ava Musolino
Derrick Osvoldik Milena Paparo
Brooklyn Sebold Henry Sheehan
Penelope Spatola Gabriella Ugoji
Mae Lynn Wright
Updates regarding Masks from the Diocese of Syracuse- Bishop Lucia
Update: February 9, 2022
In keeping with the expiration of the mask mandate in most public places in New York State, the Diocese of Syracuse will no longer mandate that masks be worn in diocesan churches and offices, effective February 10. The Diocese of Syracuse will continue to follow the mask requirements for schools. Although not mandated, the faithful are more than welcome to wear masks out of concern for the health and safety of others. It is necessary that all non vaccinated individuals continue to wear a mask in offices and churches.
Update: January 25, 2022
The Diocese of Syracuse will continue the policy to wear masks in all indoor settings, including Mass, schools and offices. Yesterday's news in Nassau County does not pertain to the Diocese of Syracuse. Bishop Lucia believes it is in the best interest to continue the wearing of masks for the protection of all.
Update: December 31, 2021
The Mask mandate referred to in the December 10, 2021 Update is now extended to February 1, 2022.
Please note: The mandate requires that masks are to be worn inside all public places by those vaccinated and unvaccinated. Choirs should also be masked. Cantors can sing unmasked if they are spaced away from the congregation and are alone at a cantor stand.
Update: December 10, 2021
New York Governor Reinstates Mask Mandate.
New York State has instituted a mask mandate in all public places effective December 13 to January 15. It is being done as a safety precaution and out of the utmost concern for one’s neighbor. Bishop Lucia expects that all parishes in the Diocese of Syracuse will cooperate with this important public health matter and comply with the mask mandate. Please announce this protocol to your parishioners this weekend; it is suggested to have some masks on hand for those who may not be equipped. Thank you.
Blessed Sacrament 100th Centennial Celebration Mass
Bishop Douglas Lucia presiding
on 9/19/21 at 2pm
Rev. Msgr. T. Elmer
Rev. Msgr. M. Meagher
Rev. Msgr. R. Kopp
Rev. P. Hearn
Rev. J. Cesta
Rev. K. Maloney
Rev. P. Reddick
Rev. S. Yagaza