Rest In The Lord
For several weeks we have listened to readings that have recounted just how arduous the work of prophets and disciples can be. In today’s Gospel, the Lord Jesus listens to the reports of those he had sent out “two by two” to minister to the people. After the apostles reported what they had done, Jesus, recognizing their fatigue, says, “Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest awhile” (Mark 6:31). Perhaps this is what the Lord is telling his disciples in the year 2018 as well. We need to pause on our journey of discipleship and simply rest in the Lord. Sunday Mass provides many opportunities for quiet times, particularly during the periods of silence following the readings. Why not take the time today to allow the saving word of the Lord to penetrate your heart during those silent times? Ask the Lord to renew you in body, mind, and spirit for the arduous work of discipleship.
Readings for July 22, 2018
- From The Office of Religious Education: Faith Formation (CCD) registration packages for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year are now available online. Please visit our Religious Education page and go to the Registration heading where you can download the forms and read information about the program. You can also visit us outside church on July 29th and August 19th following the Sunday Masses.
- Volunteers Needed! We need volunteers to serve as Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers for all weekday and Sunday Masses. If you are interested in pursuing either or both of these ministries, please contact Ann at the Parish Office. Lectors need a strong, articulate voice. Training is required. Eucharistic Ministers prayerfully serve the people of St. Dunstan’s by distributing the Body and Blood of Christ during Eucharistic celebrations. Training is required.