Thursday, August 25, 2016

Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

Seeking humility

Reading I: Sirach 3:17–18, 20, 28–29 (humility)
Reading II: Hebrews 12:18–19, 22–24a (God the judge; Jesus the mediator)
Gospel: Luke 14:1, 7–14 (a lesson in humility)

Key Passage: Jesus said, “But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind. And you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you, for you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.” (Luke 14:13–14)

Adult: Has the hunger for status and influence in the world around you endangered your life as a Christian?
Child: Does it make you a better person to be chosen first for a team or some other honor? Why or why not?

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

The narrow door

Reading I: Isaiah 66:18–21 (gathering of the nations)
Reading II: Hebrews 12:5–7, 11–13 (the discipline of God)
Gospel: Luke 13:22–30 (the narrow door)

Key Passage: Jesus answered them, “Strive to enter through the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able.” (Luke 13:24)

Adult: What daily choices are you making that will allow you to be recognized at the doorway of the reign of God?
Child: What good habits are you practicing in order to be a good Christian?

Monday, August 15, 2016

Membership Drive/ Steak Fry

The St Olaf Men's Club will have their annual Membership Drive/ Steak Fry on Tuesday September 13th. If you know other men in the parish who do not currently belong to the Men's Club, please invite them to join us at this social event. Social hour will start at 5:00 PM with dinner being served ( you cook your own steak ) around 6:00 PM. Cost for the event is $10.00 dues ( under 65 years old ) plus $10.00 for your steak dinner.

RSVP requested to :
Mark Brogelman 715-456-9005
Chuck Goethel 715-832-3794
Tom Schwartz at

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Grandparents, Grandkids,
Good Deeds and a Great Time
Bowls will be decorated and given back to Feed My People to be used for the Empty Bowl Fundraiser. Bring $1 per person donation to help defray the cost of the painting materials.
Kids, 3+ years are invited but must be with a grandparent or a parent. Join the fun, be creative, all while helping families in our community who struggle with hunger.
No experience necessary. Supplies will be provided.

August 23, 2016
L.E. Phillips Senior Center
1616 Bellinger Street, Eau Claire
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Call (715) 839-4909
to reserve your spot.

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

An unsettling truth

Reading I: Jeremiah 38:4–6, 8–10 (Jeremiah in the miry cistern)
Reading II: Hebrews 12:1–4 (God’s treatment of his sons and daughters)
Gospel: Luke 12:49–53 (Jesus’ mission of division)

Key Passage: Jesus said, “Do you think that I have come to bring peace to the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division!” (Luke 12:51)

Adult: When has your taking a strong stand on a moral issue created division rather than healing in the short term?
Child: Is it important to do the right thing even if others are angry as a result? Why or why not?

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Pope's Prayer Intentions for August

Universal: Sports
That sports may be an opportunity for friendly encounters between peoples and may contribute to peace in the world.

Evangelization: Living the Gospel
That Christians may live the Gospel, giving witness to faith, honesty, and love of neighbor.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

Seeking balance

Reading I: Ecclesiastes 1:2; 2:21–23 (on vanity)
Reading II: Colossians 3:1–5, 9–11 (mystical death and resurrection)
Gospel Luke 12:13–21 (trust in God, not in possessions)

Key Passage: And Jesus said to them, “Take care! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of possessions.” (Luke 12:15)

Adult: When have you felt that possessions were becoming too important in your life?
Child: Have you ever received a gift you wanted a lot and then found it didn’t make you as happy as you thought it would?