Weekly Reflections on the Reading
Our security lies in God alone; he is our anchor and strength. In the Gospel today, Jesus paints a picture of a time when there will be wars and earthquakes and famine. Yet he offers hope and says, Do not be terrified. We must know that our security cannot rest in anything of this world, but on God alone, who will sustain us in times of suffering. In the first reading, Malachi proclaims the coming judgment where the proud and evildoers will face destruction, while those who fear the Lord will be healed. In the second reading, Paul reminds believers to behave in an orderly way. In the Gospel, Jesus describes events that involve the persecution and suffering of believers, and warns them not to be taken in by false prophets or worldly signs.
Theresa White, Karen Hargrove, George Levya, Linda White Penny Ricketson, Rose Vrabel, Gerry Chesnut, Toni Siebenmorgan, Arnold Peters Mendy Sullivan, Jim Hibbard, Ruth Lyles, Alexander LeClair, Teddy Tillery, Dewey Stovall, Tracy Bates Abbott
Saturday, November 16 In Memory of Gladys Szymula (Requested by Alan & Yvonne Ballard )
Thursday, November 21 In Memory of Thomas J. Lubaczwski (Requested by Elizabeth Wingate)
Saturday, November 23 In Honor of Michael Moniz (Requested by Jim Rezba)
PRAYER TO SAINT MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the Devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly hosts, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan, and all the evil spirits, who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen..